Sat, April 25
The period drama returns for a second season with "Trials of the Heart," a new two-hour episode that finds Elizabeth and Jack (Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing) closer than ever after their first kiss. Their relationship will be tested, however, when bad news from home forces her to return to the high-society life she abandoned. Back in Coal Valley, Abigail (Lori Loughlin) anxiously awaits the outcome of the trial that could clear her late husband of culpability in the mine disaster. Jack Wagner also stars.
Haylie Duff loves nothing more than pranking her mother, Susan, and she has a doozy planned for the Season 2 premiere, "A Duff Cake." It's Susan's birthday, but Haylie convinces her she won't be able to attend her mom's birthday dinner that night, so she makes a special birthday breakfast for her. Next, she enlists the aid of another Duff -- Goldman, of "Ace of Cakes" -- to make a birthday masterpiece before heading off to the restaurant to help prepare appetizers for the dinner.
Tom Bombadil is a totally benign character in the books of J.R.R. Tolkien, but Bombadil, a kitten Justin gives to his cat-loving mom, turns out to be a nightmare that poops all over her home and attacks her other, mellower cats in the new episode "Cat Karma." Justin's mom is considering giving Bombadil away unless he can find a solution. Elsewhere, a cat named Percy loudly disrupts the tranquil life of Buddhists Tom and Pola.