Mon, September 15
Season 19 of the competition begins with a new group of celebrity dancers including actors Antonio Sabato Jr. and Lea Thompson, two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, Olympian Lolo Jones, comic Tommy Chong and talk-show host Tavis Smiley. Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return, and someone else also is back: Julianne Hough, formerly a dancer on the show -- but now a permanent fourth judge. The results show is now separate again, airing on Tuesdays.
Get ready for a new "View": The weekday talk show begins a new season without one of its most familiar elements -- Barbara Walters -- but brings back one from its past, Rosie O'Donnell. Whoopi Goldberg also returns, and they'll have new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace to interact with, as well as a new set and new show logo. Also added is a social-media station enabling viewers to participate in the program's discussions as they're actually happening.
It can be surprising what causes someone to rethink their life, and Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) gets such inspiration in "The Gorilla Dissolution." The result may not be good for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), since one thing her awful day leads her to reassess is their relationship. With Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) help, Howard (Simon Helberg) tries to care for his mother (Carol Ann Susi). Sheldon (Jim Parsons) advises Raj (Kunal Nayyar) on relationships.