Sun, October 4
Shot entirely in Germany, Season 5 picks up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.
"Biscuits and Traybakes" are on the culinary agenda for the remaining contestants in this new episode, with beloved treats such as brownies receiving personalized enhancements from their preparers here. Then, a delicate touch is required -- in the most literal sense -- as French classic tulles get piped-chocolate decorations. The hour's final challenge involves edible towers made of biscuits, with all sorts of inspirations fueling the eventual creations.
What is Kermit's backstage life like? And dare the same be asked about Miss Piggy? This series returns Jim Henson's creations to weekly television, but under the guidance of producers including Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory"), it poses how Muppet lives might be off-camera. In "Pig Girls Don't Cry (Pilot)," Elizabeth Banks (appearing as herself) is booked by Kermit for Miss Piggy's talk show. Music's Imagine Dragons also guest star. Another episode follows.
Spontaneity pays off in a big way for travel-lovers who are willing to just drop everthing and go in this free-spirited new series hosted by Samantha Brown and Chris Grundy. In each episode, Brown and Grundy look for couples they'll take on a 50-hour weekend getaway worth $50,000 -- if and only if they'll drop everything to pack in minutes and take off for their destination, which is Abu Dhabi in the series premiere.