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World's Funniest Fails
8 p.m. on FOX

When it comes to amusing videos, children always can be relied upon to provide humor, and a lot of that is showcased in the new episode "Kids Survive the Darndest Things." As the title implies, many things don't go as planned for the young subjects - all the better for a panel that includes comics Baron Vaughn, Julian McCullough and Mamrie Hart to have choices from which to choose the Fail of the Week. Terry Crews is the host.

Hart of Dixie
8 p.m. on CW

With a somber Zoe (Rachel Bilson) wanting a family treasure she can give her child, Wade (Wilson Bethel) tries to find her such an item in the new episode "61 Candles." Brick's (Tim Matheson) birthday seems to go unnoticed by everyone, but he suspects a surprise party is in store for him when Wade and Lavon (Cress Williams) take him fishing. George's (Scott Porter) visiting parents are dismayed by his choice of lifestyle. Jaime King also stars.

Cold Justice
8 p.m. on TNT

A family that moved from India to Florida in search of a better life has those dreams dashed when the young mother abruptly vanishes without a trace in the new episode "American Dream." Kelly and Yolanda head to Fort Myers, Fla., and confront language barriers and clashing cultural traditions in their quest for answers.

In an Instant
9 p.m. on ABC

True stories of people who faced their moment of truth (which was the original title of this show) in various ways are dramatized in this new series, normally to be seen Saturdays and premiering with "Flying Blind." Individuals caught in such situations as a bridge collapse and a grizzly-bear attack tell their tales, with staged sequences illustrating what happened at the cruclal point of life or death. How their lives changed afterward also is considered.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
9 p.m. on PBS
Initially noted for his p
aintings of African-American men, New York-based artist Wiley recently began a project involving female subjects. That is the focus of this documentary, which shows each model posing for Wiley while wearing a couture gown. Those captured in the portraits represent a wide range of backgrounds, from a prison guard to a teen mom aspiring toward an educational equivalency degree. Paris and Beijing are among the other locales.

9 p.m. on FOX

As the series nears its end, guest stars abound - including Whoopi Goldberg, Geraldo Rivera and singer Michael Bolton - in the new episode "The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester." Jane Lynch's character clearly figures strongly into the plot, which also involves the destruction of Dalton Academy in a fire ... prompting a merging of the Warblers and New Directions. Rachel (Lea Michele) wants to go back to New York. Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison also star.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9 p.m. on CW

As anyone who's seen the series "The Goldbergs" or the movie "Bridesmaids" knows, Wendi McLendon-Covey is a funny lady, so she has the goods to stay on her toes with this show's regulars as the principal guest star in this episode. She joins Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to engage in improvisational humor, generated by suggestions from the on-site audience. Comedian Jonathan Mangum also appears. Aisha Tyler is the host.

King of the Nerds
9 p.m. on WTBS

As the moment of victory for one of their group draws closer, the remaining nerds are hindered by an alien queen, but one nerd uncovers an effective ploy in Nerdvana, in the new episode "Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers." Acid melts the face of one nerd, while another must compete in a double elimination. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong are the hosts.

Craft in America
10 p.m. on PBS

"Service" demonstrates how involvement in the world of art can be beneficial for past and current soldiers. The G.I. Bill and the Army Arts & Crafts Program are among the initiatives cited as the program surveys works that reflect the experiences - and, in many cases, the direct talent - of military members. Leathersmith Eugene Burks Jr. is among the artists showcased.

10 p.m. on MAX

In a new episode called "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You," a pensive Lucas (Antony Starr) reflects on his long friendship with Job (Hoon Lee), even as he wonders whether they will share a future. Rebecca's (Lili Simmons) recklessness comes at a cost to Proctor and Emily (Ulrich Thomsen, Tanya Clarke). Carrie and Gordon (Ivana Milicevic, Rus Blackwell) try to rebuild their shattered relationship. Tom Pelphrey also stars.


Good Witch
8 p.m. on HALL

In the new episode "Running Scared," Cassie (Catherine Bell) welcomes a frightened young woman (Rayisa Kondracki) to Grey House and realizes the girl is being followed. Next door, Sam (James Denton) struggles to find the right combination of love and discipline for his troubled son Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), who also is complicating the life of Grace (Bailee Madison). Shane Harte also stars.

8 p.m. on HBO

The fraternity guys led by Zac Efron are not the neighbors that new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne want in director Nicholas Stoller's ("Get Him to the Greek") raucous 2014 comedy. Being reasonable quickly goes out the window as an option, and the two factions engage in all sorts of stunts and pranks ... with the married couple unusually engaged in trying to get the best of the next-door tenants before it happens the other way around. Christopher Mintz-Plasse ("Superbad") also appears.

Killer Crush
8 p.m. on LIFE

College co-ed Paige York (Daveigh Chase) develops a burning crush on one of her professors, Dr. Lucas Emery (Rick Roberts), but things don't take a scary turn until Paige gets hired to care for Dr. Emery's wife, Gabby (Sydney Penny). Gabby is struggling with multiple sclerosis, but the greater danger to her welfare by far is Paige's growing conviction that she, not Gabby, is the professor's true soulmate - and nothing will get between Paige and the wedding of her dreams. Colin Macphee also stars in this 2014 TV movie.

Sleepy Hollow
9 p.m. on FOX

Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) may get some heavenly help, literally, from an angel named Orion (guest star Max Brown) in their crusade against evil in "Paradise Lost." Katrina (Katia Winter) is on her own quest that she hopes will be beneficial on a large scale. John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood also star.

Inside Llewyn Davis
9 p.m. on SHOW

Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo") again earned wide acclaim for their 2013 portrait of a fictional early-1960s folk singer, superbly played by Oscar Isaac. While lacking social graces, Llewyn Davis has undeniable talent, which he tries to parlay into stardom as he encounters a variety of people during a weeklong odyssey. John Goodman gives a colorful performance in a cast that also includes Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
10 p.m. on DISC

In a new episode, Kevin and Grant try to reach 30 miles per hour aboard a makeshift rocket skateboard, then a catapult built from scraps is used in a basketball shooting competition. Later, Kevin believes the power of buoyancy will allow a 400-pound concrete canoe to float.

Caesar and Cleopatra
10:15 p.m. on TCM

Before Elizabeth Taylor, there was Vivien Leigh in the role of the seductress with the steel-trap mind. When Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) visits Egypt to pay his respects, he and Cleo strike up a relationship. But is it more than just love and lust? Flora Robson and Anthony Eustrel also star in the 1945 film based on a George Bernard Shaw play.


Bob's Burgers
7:30 p.m. on FOX

A helicopter might seem like a dicey investment, and Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) learns what a risk he took when the vehicle collapses in the new episode "L'il Hard Dad." He gets Gene's (voice of Eugene Mirman) help in pursuing a refund, but it's hardly a simple matter. Scheduled to give an oral book report, Tina (voice of Dan Mintz) gets assistance - or that's what it's meant to be - from Louise and Linda (voices of Kristen Schaal and John Roberts).

Masterpiece Classic
8 p.m. on PBS

Before a new round of "Mr. Selfridge" begins, Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") reappears as the department-store magnate in encores of the Season 2 episodes. "Part One" finds Harry (Piven) welcoming his son Gordon (Greg Austin) as an employee, while Rose (Frances O'Connor) returns to help mark the fifth anniversary of the store. Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle) isn't pleased about his wife's (Katherine Kelly) friendship with Harry.

The Simpsons
8 p.m. on FOX

Remember the jet pack James Bond donned to escape enemies in the opening of "Thunderball"? Chief Wiggum (voice of Hank Azaria) ends up with a modern version of it, accidentally, in the new episode "Sky Police." His good intentions in using it result in unfortunate damage to the church. To get money for the needed repairs, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) and members of the congregation take up gambling - some of it not entirely legal.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
8 p.m. on BRAVO

In the new episode "Southern Discomfort," Kandi feels isolated from the others in the group after a counseling session in which she and Todd confront their relationship issues. NeNe proposes a solution that may heal the relationships damaged by Cynthia's revelations about the texts between Phaedra and "Mr. Chocolate." Kandi is stunned to discover a rift is forming with one of her closest friends.

Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Education
8 p.m., 10 p.m. on COM

From the Beacon Theatre in New York, Jon Stewart hosts this benefit special to raise funds in support of a number of autism education and family service programs across the country. Among the performers scheduled to perform and/or man the phone banks during the two-hour special are Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Louis C.K., Martin Short, Bill Burr, Amy Schumer, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Larry Wilmore, with others to be added later.

Madam Secretary
8:01 p.m. on CBS

Diplomatic relations with Turkey become so dicey, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) travels there to try to repair the damage in the new episode "The Ninth Circle." The problems stem from a video made public by that country's government - and placing the CIA's reputation in question. Jason's (Evan Roe) conflict with a bully at school leaves him facing the possibility of being expelled. Kathleen Chalfant and Debra Monk guest star. Tim Daly also stars.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30 p.m. on FOX

Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") guest stars as Jake's (Andy Samberg) long-absent father in the new episode "Captain Peralta." His visit has Jake excited, but Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) wonders if the man has a secret agenda. A number of precinct members compete for tickets to a Beyonce concert by tackling Captain Holt's (Andre Braugher) highly challenging quiz. Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti and Stephanie Beatriz also star.

The Good Wife
9 p.m. on CBS

Michael J. Fox is back as Louis Canning in the new episode "Mind's Eye," as the lawyer seeks a settlement in his case against Alicia, Cary and Diane (Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Christine Baranski). Alicia already is on edge from having to prepare for a critical interview that could do much to determine whether she's elected State's Attorney. David Hyde Pierce also returns as her opponent, Frank Prady. Archie Panjabi and Alan Cumming also star.

Secrets and Lies
9 p.m. on ABC

The holiday season doesn't promise to be particularly pleasant for Ben (Ryan Phillippe) in the new episode "The Affair," as word gets out about his connection to young murder victim Tom. Worse still, he learns of evidence that might implicate him in the killing. And could matters get even worse for him before the hour is over? Yes ... yes, they could. Actor Paul McCrane ("ER") directed the story. Juliette Lewis and KaDee Strickland also star.

Family Guy
9 p.m. on FOX

The title of the new episode "Stewie Is Enceinte" plays off that of one of the most famous sitcom episodes ever, the "I Love Lucy" tale in which Ricky learned Lucy was pregnant. Here, Stewie (voice of Seth MacFarlane) tries to get himself in that condition by using DNA from Brian (also voice of MacFarlane). Peter (voice of MacFarlane yet again) and his pals make a video they hope will go viral. Mila Kunis and Seth Green are among other voice-cast members.

Thicker Than Water
9 p.m. on BRAVO

Jewel and her sisters go head-to-head at a family dinner in Austin, Texas, while Junice and Rock decide to take a much-needed break from family drama in the new episode "Hairy Situation." After the Tankards return to Tennessee, Brooklyn meets with her team about an upcoming beauty show. Thrilled parents-to-be Marcus and Trish find out whether their baby is a boy or a girl, while Cyrene continues preparing to leave for college.

All-Star Academy
9 p.m. on FOOD

In a new episode called "Mentor's Choice," demanding guest judge and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian evaluates the results as the eight remaining home cooks work with their mentors on a challenge that tasks them with reinventing famous food pairings. Ted Allen ("Chopped") is host.

9 p.m., 10:30 p.m. on HBO

In the new episode "Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz," Hannah (Lena Dunham) spends an afternoon with a new friend, while Marnie and Desi (Allison Williams, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) argue over money. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) offers some seduction tips to Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). Loreen and Tad (Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari) have a tense dinner party with their friends (Fred Melamed, Jackie Hoffman).

The Last Man on Earth
9:30 p.m. on FOX

Phil (Will Forte) is still on his own as he sets up residence in a mansion in Tucson, Ariz., in the new episode "Raisin Balls and Wedding Bells." He could have company before the story is over, though - which likely would be a relief for series star and creator Forte, since he wouldn't have to keep shouldering all of the show's scenes and dialogue (er, monologue?) by himself.

9:30 p.m. on HBO

While Tina (Amanda Peet) is focused on planning her future with Larry (Peter Gallagher), Alex (Steve Zissis) seeks her out after he gets some big career news in the season finale, "Not So Together." Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) steps up to the plate in a big way while on a trip to Sacramento, Calif. Brett (Mark Duplass) decides to share his feelings with her after a day at the beach with the klds.

Battle Creek
10 p.m. on CBS

Who knew maple syrup could be lethal? Milt and Russ (Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters) have to deal with the possibility in the new episode "Syruptitious," after someone apparently drowns in the condiment. Font (Kal Penn) has problems with a medical marijuana peddler that reach beyond professional ones. Peter Onorati ("Murder in the First") guest stars. Janet McTeer and Aubrey Dollar also star.

Cutthroat Kitchen
10 p.m. on FOOD

In a new episode called "Whisk-Ey Business," three chefs struggle to make an omelet in a single pan. Then, a chef has to retrieve all the necessary Oysters Rockefeller ingredients out of an oil drum. Finally, one chef is allowed to use only finger whisks to make a cream puff. Antonia Lofaso is the guest judge; Alton Brown is host.

10 p.m. on HBO

Although he's somewhat worried that it may not be ready yet, Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is eager to present his new game app at the upcoming GaymerX convention with Kevin (Russell Tovey) in the new episode "Looking for Glory." Dom (Murray Bartlett) shows Malik and Doris (Bashir Salahuddin, Lauren Weedman) the progress he is making on his chicken take-out window. Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) has to confront his fears about having even protected sex with the HIV-positive Eddie (Daniel Franzese).

10:01 p.m. on ABC

If you can't trust your friends, who can you trust? That's hardly a new thought for Emily (Emily VanCamp), and someone reinforces it in the new episode "Bait." Margaux (Karine Vanasse) turns traitor against both her and Jack (Nick Wechsler), prompting Emily to show what lies beneath her veneer as well. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) learns why Natalie (guest star Gina Torres) came to the Hamptons. Lola Glaudini ("Criminal Minds") also guest stars.


2 Broke Girls
8 p.m. on CBS

Anyone who would expect Sophie's (Jennifer Coolidge) path to marriage to go smoothly doesn't know Sophie, as confirmed by the new episode "And the Cupcake Captives." Her shower ends up being a criminal matter, with hostages taken - and with Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) party to the situation, of course. The duo has other concerns, including unwanted publicity when their cupcake business T-shirt causes its wearer's arrest. Matthew Moy also stars.

The Voice
8 p.m. on NBC

The new two-hour episode "Blinds End and Battles Begin" combines the end of one stage of the competition with the start of the next one. Coaches and judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams make their final choices from this season's initial hopefuls, who then go into "battle" to maintain their places in the contest. Carson Daly is the host.

The Bachelor
8 p.m. on ABC

This is it: If tradition holds, someone will have her heart broken while the other presumably gets a happy future - unless you look at this show's track record overall - in the two-hour finale of Season 19. Chris Soules chooses his Soules-mate (OK, we're sorry) after many scenes of pensive pondering and consultation with ever-compassionate host Chris Harrison. The "After the Final Rose" special, likely to feature the runner-up's final thoughts, follows.

Antiques Roadshow
8 p.m. on PBS

In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Frances Walgren examine an impressive book set based on a Charles Dickens biography at Salisbury House and Gardens. Also surveyed are a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery, an 1820 Russian snuffbox and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio.

8 p.m. on FOX

A gang war intensifies in "Penguin's Umbrella," as rivals Falcone and Maroni (John Doman, guest star David Zayas) dispatch their respective forces to determine who will be the city's underworld king. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), alias the Penguin, interjects himself into the battle - eventually putting Gordon (Ben McKenzie) in a bad position. Richard Kind ("Argo") continues his guest role as the mayor.

The Originals
8 p.m. on CW

Living in someone else's skin - literally - can be dangerous, as Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) learns in the new episode "They All Asked for You." She and ally Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) learn the troubled history of the body she's occupying. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) tries to aid her by appealing to an esteemed witch (guest star Meg Foster) for help. Klaus and Hayley (Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin) collide over safeguarding baby Hope.

Vanderpump Rules
8 p.m. on BRAVO

As executive producer Andy Cohen assembles Lisa and her staff at SUR for part one of the new episode "Reunion," Tom Sandoval defends his fight with James at Scheana's birthday bash. Jax, who comes face-to-face with Stassi for the first time in more than year, addresses rumors about his alleged past with a man from Miami. Elsewhere, Kristen reveals a shocking new friendship.

The Fosters
8 p.m., 10 p.m. on FAM

In the new episode "Justify the Means," Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) are less than honest with each other while talking about Callie's (Maia Mitchell) pending adoption. Brandon (David Lambert) gets a chance to pursue his dream of being a classical musician, but there may be some strings attached. Jude (Hayden Byerly) faces some dire consequences after she breaks the rules to be with Connor (Gavin MacIntosh).

Mike & Molly
8:30 p.m. on CBS

The wonders of the Internet can have drastic effects on people, and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) becomes one of them in the new episode "Buy the Book." Anxious to see if people are purchasing her literary debut, she keeps returning to the book's website to check on sales - again and again and again. Mike (Billy Gardell) becomes concerned about her obsessiveness. Reno Wilson and Swoosie Kurtz also star.

9 p.m. on CBS

Nothing less than the start of World War III hangs in the balance as the team gets involved in covert peace talks in the new episode "Once Bitten, Twice Die." If the effort by Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his colleagues fails, Eastern Europe could erupt in chaos that eventually engulfs other governments and military forces globally. Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.

The Ghost Army
9 p.m. on PBS

War, deception and art come together in the story of American GIs who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during World War II. This remarkable 2013 tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom - such as Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly - would go on to illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.

The Following
9 p.m. on FOX

Is Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) still up to his nastiness? Ryan (Kevin Bacon) ponders that, as does the FBI, as they probe the link between Mark and Andrew (Sam Underwood, guest star Michael Irby) in the new episode "Boxed In." Mark's troubles with Kyle and Daisy (guest stars Hunter Parrish and Ruth Kearney) eventually place Ryan in fresh jeopardy. Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup and Zuleikha Robinson also star.

Jane the Virgin
9 p.m. on CW

The health prognosis for their baby prompts Jane and Rafael (Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni) to reconsider living together in the new "Chapter Fifteen." Alba's (Ivonne Coll) insight into relationships prompts problems for others. Jane ponders how to get a famous author, a guest at the Marbella, to take a look at her book. Melanie Mayron ("thirtysomething") directed the story. Andrea Navedo, Jaime Camil, Yael Grobglas and Brett Dier also star.

Bates Motel
9 p.m. on A&E

The character-driven "Psycho" prequel returns for a third season that finds Norma (Vera Farmiga) sadly aware of son Norman's (Freddie Highmore) fragile mental state, and in the new episode "A Death in the Family," she tries to lay down some boundaries for him. Elsewhere, an unexpected visitor complicates Dylan's (Max Theriot) hopes of starting over, while Norman and Emma (Olivia Cooke) both make a decision about their respective futures. Nestor Carbonell also stars.

Shahs of Sunset
9 p.m. on BRAVO

In the new episode "What Happened in Turkey?," Jessica, Mike's girlfriend, completes her conversion to Judaism with a dramatic swim in the ocean. GG casts a pall over a close-knit gathering at Asa's house when she reveals a secret she has been sitting on ever since last year's trip to Turkey. The gang organizes a luxury staycation in Malibu, Calif., but the mood turns tense as Mike faces off for the second time with Bobby, Asifa's boyfriend.

Street Outlaws
9 p.m. on DISC

A new clips show, "Bumper to Bumper: The Secrets of the Street Outlaws," uses previously unaired footage, "best of" moments and sneak peeks to offer a behind-the-scenes look into the personal lives of the 405 racers, with new insights into their day jobs and the sacrifices they are forced to make. Their loved ones also open up about how they feel about racing, and Big Chief reveals how the 405 Top Ten List came to be.

Chasing Life
9 p.m. on FAM

In the new episode "Life, Actually," April and Beth (Italia Ricci, Aisha Dee) decide to schedule a double date in a bid to get to know their boyfriends better. Beth clashes with Graham (Rob Kerkovich) over a recent big decision, while April is disappointed when Leo (Scott Michael Foster) pulls away from their support group. Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) discovers a sentimental connection with Natalie (Jessica Meraz), but she worries about what April would think.

The Night Shift
10 p.m. on NBC

A car accident sends an expectant mother and two teenagers to the emergency room in the new episode "Eyes Look Your Last." The attention of many of the medics is on the teens, who were on their way back from getting married covertly when the mishap happened. Jordan and Gwen (Jill Flint, guest star Merle Dandridge) focus on the pregnant woman, the wife of a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Eoin Macken, Ken Leung and Scott Wolf also star.

Independent Lens
10 p.m. on PBS

In "Seeking Asian Female," Steven is an aging white man obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, imagining the archetype of the shy, obedient Asian wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie is the Chinese-American filmmaker who becomes confidante and translator in this precarious union. As they navigate cultural and language divides through a challenging year, the three come together in a very modern love story.

The Returned
10 p.m. on A&E

Adapted from a hit French TV series and also resembling the ABC drama "Resurrection," this new chiller from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood") is set in a small Pacific Northwest town where several locals abruptly return, unaged, from their deaths a few years ago. The series premiere, "Camille," focuses on the return of a teen (India Ennenga, "Treme") who died in a bus crash four years earlier. Mark Pellegrino and Tandi Wright also star.

Food Fortunes
10 p.m. on FOOD

Entrepreneurs Robert Earl, Scott Gerber, Dan Glickberg, Daniel Green, Michele Hoskins, Willie Degel, Sonia Kapadia and Pat LaFrieda are among the potential investors as receipe developers, product makers and food visionaries try to win the approval of a consumers' panel in this new unscripted series. In the premiere, "Needing Dough," the investors and a consumer audience are pitched a plate which also floats in pools, a ravioli rolling pin, an insect-based cracker and a line of Italian sauces.

Appalachian Outlaws
10 p.m. on HIST

In the new episode "The Devil You Know," Tony is forced to take some dangerous measures when Mr. Lee changes the rules and starts demanding weekly ginseng deliveries. Mike Ross goes to Willow's farm to help protect her ginseng patch, which is being targeted by poachers. Ron McMillion provides Sam Lunsford with some information that helps his gang grow their ginseng empire.

Hotel Amazon
10 p.m. on TRAV

In what is either an ultimate act of friendship or sheer folly, two longtime pals - New York firefighter Stephan Jablonski and wildlife lecturer Rusty Johnson - leave behind their New York lives on a quixotic quest to build a world-class resort in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. As their resources dwindle, the friends struggle to cope with kleptomaniacal monkeys, relentless downpours, a shortage of vital supplies and some decidedly peculiar locals.


Fresh Off the Boat
8 p.m. on ABC

Thinking he's found a kindred spirit in his school's only other Chinese student (guest star Albert Tsai, "Trophy Wife"), Eddie (Hudson Yang) is in for disappointment in the new episode "Phillip Goldstein." Despite their shared heritage, the youngsters turn out to have little if anything in common. When Mitch (guest star Paul Scheer) goes to work at a competing restaurant, Louis (Randall Park) feels he's been handed the worst possible form of betrayal.

Hell's Kitchen
8 p.m. on FOX

Food from the sea plays a big role in the new episode "17 Chefs Compete," as the contenders have to acquire crabs straight from the ocean, then prepare recipes involving crab cakes. Ten such dishes form the goal for each team, with the winning squad getting horseback rides and a special dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. Seafood continues to be a troublesome factor for the losers, with Gordon Ramsay booting someone from the contest as a result.

The Flash
8 p.m. on CW

Deciding she and Barry (Grant Gustin) need to move on from Ronnie and Iris (guest star Robbie Amell, Candice Patton) and find romance elsewhere, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) takes him to a karaoke bar in "Crazy for You." There, Barry meets sports reporter Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow). While the team searches for a metahuman (guest star Britne Oldford) who can teleport, Cisco (Carlos Ramon) ponders Hartley's (guest star Andy Mientus) risky offer.

Pretty Little Liars
8 p.m., 10 p.m. on FAM

As her trial opens, Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is shaken when testimony exposes not only her own lies but those of her friends in the new episode "The Melody Lingers On." Meanwhile, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Caleb (Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Tyler Blackburn) follow a string of clues from an unknown source as they seek information to free the incarerated Hanna (Ashley Benson).

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9 p.m. on ABC

An amnesiac Lady Sif (guest star Jaimie Alexander) is helped by Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team, who are alarmed by the intentions of the enemy who's at the root of her memory loss, in the new episode "Who You Really Are." Bobbi and Mack (Adrianne Palicki, Henry Simmons) continue to be secretive about what their real agenda is. Roxann Dawson ("Star Trek: Voyager") directed the story. Eddie McClintock also guest stars.

New Girl
9 p.m. on FOX

Police trainee Winston (Lamorne Morris) shouldn't worry that anything at home will interfere with his career pursuit, right? Right?? Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gives him an unexpected reason for concern in "Background Check." It turns out she may have some substances in her closet that law enforcement might not be happy about - and that might earn her a new residence with bars on the door. Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield also star.

9 p.m. on CW

After a ghost starts killing people by using electronic devices, Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) discover fairly readily who the vengeful entity is - and why he is targeting a group of college students for payback - in "Halt & Catch Fire." They just don't know exactly how the spirit is doing it, which makes it virtually impossible for them to figure out a way to stop him.

Amish Mafia
9 p.m. on DISC

In a new episode, Levi requests a change in Ordnung, the set of rules by which the Amish live. Alan and Doug track down a deacon who is collecting Amish Aid. The constable wants to know why Levi has been socializing with an English woman.

Switched at Birth
9 p.m. on FAM

In the new episode "There Is My Heart," the spring finale, Bay (Vanessa Marano) surprises Emmett (Sean Berdy) by turning up in Los Angeles while he's shooting his first big class project. Daphne (Katie Leclerc) fears that her underwhelming academic performance is a disappointment to Bay's family. Toby and Kathryn (Lucas Grabeel, Lea Thompson) get a shot at having their musical produced. Regina (Constance Marie) is taken aback by how Eric (Terrell Tilford) reacts to a buyout offer on the coffee shop.

Counting Cars
9 p.m. on HIST

Del Bryant, former president and CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), wants his Blazer to pay tribute to his Tennessee roots, while Ryan and Mike track down and examine a super-rare 1963 Oldsmobile they're convinced the Count is going to want to add to his vast collection in a new episode called "Trail Blazer." Another new episode follows immediately.

Dance Moms
9 p.m. on LIFE

In a new episode called "The New Maddie?," the ALDC girls move forward with a big win after a rocky journey to Los Angeles. Cathy returns with a surprise choreographer who seems likely to shake the team's confidence. Abby invites Ashlee and her daughter Brynn to come dance at the ALDC and ruffles the feathers of the original moms by quickly praising Brynn as "the next Maddie."

The Mindy Project
9:30 p.m. on FOX

Danny (Chris Messina) feels good to have gotten a lot off his chest in confession ... until his priest dies immediately afterward in the new episode "Confessions of a Catho-holic." He then tries to find a new clergyman and repeat the process as soon as possible. Set to give a one-man performance, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) tries to determine how to get his colleagues to attend. Ike Barinholtz also stars.

Chicago Fire
10 p.m. on NBC

Warren Christie ("Motive") joins the cast, though he has "guest star" status for now, in the new episode "Forgive You Anything." He plays a friend of Severide (Taylor Kinney), who tries to get Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) to add him to the Firehouse 51 crew. Casey and Otis (Jesse Spencer, Yuri Sardarov) aren't wild about the idea. Brett and Dawson (Kara Killmer, Monica Raymund) have a much-needed night on the town. Amy Morton guest stars in her "Chicago PD" role.

10 p.m. on ABC

A love affair turns lethal in "The Man in the Killer Suit." Henry and Jo (Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza) probe the murder of an apparent member of England's aristocracy, but he may not be the person he first appears to be. The case prompts Henry to recall an earlier time in his life - something Abe (Judd Hirsch) also does when he's reunited with the person who shared his first kiss. Blair Brown ("The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd") guest stars.

Lincoln at Gettysburg
10 p.m. on PBS

David Strathairn - who co-starred in the movie "Lincoln" - narrates a special that recalls Abraham Lincoln's role as a pioneer in communication, via his use of the telegraph as a means of directing military forces and fortifying his power. He also was able to get a read on the reaction to the war effort in various parts of America. The results influenced not only the outcome of the Civil War, but the composition of Lincoln's legendary Gettysburg Address.

Newlyweds: The First Year
10 p.m. on BRAVO

Four brand-new couples take the marital plunge as this series opens its second season with a super-sized episode called "Vow or Never." After only seven months together, Nadine and Erik are eager to wed but discover they still have a lot to learn about each other. Laura is thrilled when Kirk, her beau of four years, finally pops the question, but her lavish wedding plans may lead him to flee. Toi and Rouvaun's nuptials are threatened when her mother falls ill.

10 p.m. on FX

In a new episode called "Dark As a Dungeon," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) surprises Markham (guest star Sam Elliott) with an unexpected offer. Elsewhere, Boyd and Ava (Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter) unhappily find themselves stuck in Walker's (guest star Garret Dillahunt) dangerous and undesirable company.

Gangland Undercover
10 p.m. on HIST

Although he secretly enjoys his new role as an outlaw biker, Falco (Damon Runyan) faces serious allegations on two fronts in the new episode "Patched." During the annual run to Reno, chapter sergeant-at-arms Darko (Ian Matthews) and Stash (James Cade) force Falco to join them on an ill-fated payback operation. Kid (Stephen McIntyre) enlists Falco's help on a secret drug deal that ends in tragedy. Suzanna (Melanie Scrofano) overhears Falco on the phone with Agent Koz (Ari Cohen).

Born in the Wild
10:02 p.m. on LIFE

In a new episode called "Utah: The Best Laid Plans," couple Lance and Linda, who already have two daughters, head into the wild for a natural birth as the due date for their third child approaches. Unforeseen circumtances may force them to follow a more traditional birthing process, however.

Cougar Town
10:30 p.m. on WTBS

In the new episode "Yer So Bad," Jules (Courteney Cox) invites her dad, Chick (recurring guest star Ken Jenkins, "Scrubs"), and his new girlfriend to a dinner party, but her guest list takes an unexpected twist. Meanwhile, Andy and Ellie (Ian Gomez, Christa Miller) try to figure out the identity of Tom's (Bob Clendenin) celebrity patient, while Laurie and Travis (Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd) stake out a cupcake thief. Josh Hopkins also stars.


The Mysteries of Laura
8 p.m. on NBC

If we've learned anything from multiple episodes of the various "Law & Order" franchises over the years, it's that New York's ritzy academies supposedly are hotbeds of corruption, blackmail and even murder. That's the case again on this drama, as "The Mystery of the Deemed Dealer" finds the detectives plumbing the depths of an elite prep school as they probe the murder of a star athlete. Sparks fly as Laura and Jake (Debra Messing, Josh Lucas) go under cover.

The Goldbergs
8 p.m. on ABC

Disappointed when he doesn't get the lead in a production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," Adam (Sean Giambrone) has a big supporter in Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) - who makes him the star of another show, to her eventual regret - in "Mama Drama." Barry (Troy Gentile) becomes frustrated with traffic-hating Murray's (Jeff Garlin) habit of leaving sports games before they end. Ana Gasteyer guest stars. George Segal also stars.

8 p.m. on PBS

Sir David Attenborough certainly took his share of risks during the first six decades of his home-screen career, as confirmed by Part 2 of the three-part miniseries "Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera." In marking the occasion by demonstrating changes in filmmaking, science and the environment, he's seen venturing to the vicinity of a clearly active volcano. He also gambles with his safety by showing New Guinea tribesmen making an armed approach.

American Idol
8 p.m. on FOX

One sign that the show's season is entering its critical phase is spelled out by the title of the new episode "Top 12 Revealed." No longer is it a certain amount of male finalists and a certain amount of females, it's the dozen hopefuls from both genders who are deemed to be the season's best by the public - with input from judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. The 12 will perform in Thursday's telecast. Ryan Seacrest is the host.

8 p.m. on CW

A still-Oliver-less Team Arrow - desperate to stop Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) - has little choice but to accept Malcolm's (John Barrowman) offer of assistance in "Uprising," since he also has an ax to grind against the felon. Flashbacks fill in the blanks about how Malcolm devolved from loving husband and father to stone-cold killer after his wife was murdered. Colton Haynes and Emily Bett Rickards also star.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9 p.m. on NBC

A ghost story means danger for three young women (guest stars Chloe Csengery, Mina Sundwall and Oona Laurence) in "Glasgowman's Wrath." The trio heads into a wooded area to seek a mythical being, and the quest leaves one of them seriously injured and the other two missing. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tries to determine the facts while Rollins and Carisi (Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino) do legwork. Ice-T also stars.

Modern Family
9 p.m. on ABC

Way-too-much closeness has a definite effect on the Dunphys, as mold is being removed from their home, when they take refuge together in one hotel room in "Marco Polo." The children don't allow Phil and Claire (Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen) to have the "alone time" they hope for. Manny's (Rico Rodriguez) new girlfriend worries Gloria (Sofia Vergara). Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") directed the story. Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also star.

9 p.m. on PBS

In April 2011, the worst tornado outbreak in decades left a trail of destruction across the United States, killing more than 360 people. Why was there such an extreme outbreak, and how do they form? "Deadliest Tornadoes" looks at the science behind the outbreak, meeting those afflicted and the scientists striving to understand the forces that created it so that we might better protect ourselves and our communities in the future.

The 100
9 p.m. on CW

Fans of shows can be wary of season-finale cliffhangers, wondering if the given series will be back to resolve them - but there's no such problem with this drama's Season 2 wrap-up, "Blood Must Have Blood, Part 2," since a Season 3 already has been ordered. Here, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) gets surprising help, Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) gets revenge and Bellamy (Bob Morley) tries to get his freedom back. Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick also star.

Dual Survival
9 p.m. on DISC

Waterlogged and off the beaten path in the Costa Rican rainforest, Joe and Matt are subjected to torrents of rain, furious river rapids and deadly insects in this new episode. They're dismayed after they miss a shot at being rescued, but the two men pool their survival ingenuity and indigenous skills to make it out alive.

Little Women: LA
9 p.m. on LIFE

While on vacation in New Orleans, the group uneasily anticipates the arrival of Terra's boyfriend, Joe, whose last time with the group ended in a fistfight. Todd and Christy have a tense argument after he sides with Briana, his ex-girfriend, instead of backing up his wife. The other women are more concerned about Briana's online boyfriend, however, in the new episode "New Orleans, New Engagement?"

9:01 p.m. on FOX

Oscar-winning music star Jennifer Hudson and Grammy winner Mary J. Blige fortify the series' talent roster with guest roles in the new episode "Sins of the Father." Their characters impact the lives of Andre and Lucious (Trai Byers, Terrence Howard) respectively. A Lyon family gathering turns out to be something of a disaster. Camilla (guest star Naomi Campbell) sways Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) toward asserting himself. Raven-Symone also guest stars.

9:31 p.m. on ABC

You know a show has to be popular when it yields a special episode made up of outtakes. That's the case with the new "Bloopish," as all the series stars participate to some degree in a half-hour largely consisting of such bloopers. Additional highlights include interviews with Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne - plus a tour of the sitcom's set guided by younger cast members including Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi.

CSI: Cyber
10 p.m. on CBS

The 1977 movie "Rollercoaster" dealt with a villain who targeted amusement park rides, but the methodology is much more high-tech in the new episode "CMND:/Crash." A coaster mishap is caused by someone who hacked into its computer, and Avery (Patricia Arquette) and her team launch a search for the culprit. Jason George ("Mistresses") guest stars. James Van Der Beek and Peter MacNicol also star.

Chicago PD
10 p.m. on NBC

The disappearances of two teenagers send the team to the streets in "Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw." A tenement pays off as a search site for Halstead, Antonio and Lindsay (Jesse Lee Soffer, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush), while Voight (Jason Beghe) questions the father of one of the missing girls. Roman and Burgess (Brian Geraghty, Marina Squerciati) have an unexpected outcome from being involved in a gun-buyback operation. Elias Koteas also stars.

American Crime
10 p.m. on ABC

An encore of the series premiere, "Episode One," once again introduces the drama series from Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley, examining the fallout of a murder through its effects on various people. Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives") head the ensemble cast as a grieving, long-estranged couple who are the victim's parents. Additional stars include Penelope Ann Miller, W. Earl Brown ("Deadwood"), Elvis Nolasco and Caitlin Gerard.

Skeletons of the Sahara
10 p.m. on PBS

The title very literally describes the content of this special, which follows scientist Paul Sereno on his return trek to the desert region where he found human bones dating back more than 5,000 years. Sereno and his colleagues try to determine what they can of that ancient society, including an apparent division of it into two distinct camps. The reasons those people were in that location to begin with also are probed.

Best New Restaurant
10 p.m. on BRAVO

Host and judge Tom Colicchio evaluates two promising eateries on different coasts in the new episode "Seasonal Menus - Los Angeles' Union Restaurant vs. New York's The Pines." Both restaurants are intimate dining rooms and favor "nose-to-tail" cooking on their seasonal menus, but The Pines in Brooklyn is run by a young crew, while a veteran chef with a mastery of Italian dishes is earning raves at Union Restaurant in Pasadena, Calif.

The Americans
10 p.m. on FX

As they follow up on the KGB's interests in South Africa, a new family secret weighs heavily on Elizabeth and Philip (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) in the new episode "Walter Taffet." Elsewhere, Martha (Alison Wright) confronts a shocking development, while Stan (Noah Emmerich) faces struggles both at work and at home.

Kosher Soul
10 p.m. on LIFE

O'Neal's out-of-control spending habits become a matter of real concern to Miriam in the new episode "Insider Trading." After she confronts him about the issue, however, O'Neal starts using a check-cashing joint in an attempt to hide his paychecks. Elsewhere, O'Neal's conversion-to-Judaism classes hit a snag.

Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny
10:31 p.m. on A&E

Actress and comic Jenny McCarthy tries to "pay it forward" from her own successful career to the four female comics she discovered and now features in a national tour. In this new half-hour special, the show launches in Las Vegas, where McCarthy quickly learns that being the boss of four strong-willed comediennes in a city known for its excesses is trickier than she expected.


PGA Tour Golf
7 p.m., 10 p.m. on GOLF

The PGA Tour's Florida swing takes it to the Gulf Coast for the next four days for the Valspar Championship. A field including Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose will tee it up on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., a 7,340-yard layout that demands length off the tee. John Senden won this event in 2014.

NBA Basketball
7 p.m. on TNT

Teams that figure to be playing well into the spring make up tonight's doubleheader on TNT, starting with this tilt in the nation's capital as John Wall and the Washington Wizards defend home court from Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies. Then in the late game, Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs pay a visit to Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Slap
8 p.m. on NBC

Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) continues to play with fire in the new episode "Connie," as his secret relationship with that younger character (Makenzie Leigh) moves along - giving her ideas of how it eventually will transform her entire life. Circumstances lead her to tell him she loves him, which turns out to be the catalyst for events she didn't expect. Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Sadoski and Brian Cox also star.

The Vampire Diaries
8 p.m. on CW

Ian Somerhalder, alias this show's Damon, turns director for the first time with the new episode "The Downward Spiral." Caroline (Candice Accola) is a different person in the aftermath of her mother's death, prompting Stefan (Paul Wesley) to try to bring her back to her usual self - with dangerous results. Damon is shocked by what he discovers about his own mom (guest star Annie Wersching, "24"). Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham also star.

The Odd Couple
8:31 p.m. on CBS

Different as they are in so many ways, Felix and Oscar (Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry) prove it also applies to their outlooks on love in the new episode "The Blind Leading the Blind Date." They advise Dani (Yvette Nicole Brown), who's fretting about attending her high-school reunion alone, on upping her game in romance. Her efforts to use their dating tips have decidedly mixed results. Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane also star.

The Blacklist
9 p.m. on NBC

All of Liz's (Megan Boone) secrets may come out into the open - including her past captivity of Tom (Ryan Eggold) - when she becomes a murder suspect in the new episode "The Major." Among the matters probed is her connection to Red (James Spader), who asks Cooper and Ressler (Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff) to help him keep Liz from being sent to prison by locating a relevant person from his past.

9 p.m. on ABC

How does an outsider know so much about what's going on inside the White House? That's what perplexes David Rosen (Joshua Malina) in the new episode "The Testimony of Diego Muñoz," and the information potentially could mean the end of Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) presidency. It also could have a drastic effect on Olivia's (Kerry Washington) firm. Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young also star.

After the First 48
9 p.m. on A&E

In the new episode "Deadly Dance," a tip provides valuable information in the case of a professional dancer who mysteriously vanished, after her boyfriend, the last person to see her alive, can't or won't provide any leads for the police. The prosecution brings plenty of evidence and even an eyewitness when the trial begins, but the defendant counters with some dramatic testimony that may win over the jury.

Real Housewives of Melbourne
9 p.m. on BRAVO

In a new episode, Gamble hosts a "Murder Mystery Party" as her first event for the ladies. Although the "witches" theme of the party might have been a dicey decision on her part, the gathering turns into a night that is both fun and glamorous, culminating in a big announcement from Gamble. Leave it to attention hogs Chyka and Janet, however, to quickly refocus the spotlight with revelations of their own.

Pawn Stars
9 p.m. on HIST

In the new episode "Live Long and Prosper," Rick is interested in an Eli Whitney Civil War revolver that is brought into the shop, while Corey is excited by a signed cast photo from the original "Star Trek" TV series. Later, after Corey "unfriends" Chumlee on a social media website, Chumlee decides to unfriend Corey in their real-world relationship. Another new episode immediately follows.

9:30 p.m. on CBS

David Krumholtz ("NUMB3RS") plays the new man in Violet's (Sadie Calvano) life in the new episode "Raw Cookie Dough and a Misshapen Head." His character seems a bit old to be her boyfriend - which is exactly the concern of Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney), but they aren't quite sure how to approach the subject with her. Matt Jones, French Stewart and Mimi Kennedy also star.

10 p.m. on FX

Longtime "Archer" fans will remember that there's a long history of international relations, so to speak, between the U.S. and Russia on the show, including Malory's longtime affair with KGB chief Nikolai Jakov and her son's dalliance with sexy but treacherous KGB agent Katya Kazanova. The new episode "Reignition Sequence," however, sees an office romance being interrupted, not instigated, by the Russians. H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler and Jessica Walter head the voice cast.

10 p.m. on HIST

Although the Wessex-Viking forces return home in victory, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) continues to have grave misgivings about the alliance with King Ecbert (Linus Roache) and bitterly resents the influence Athelstan (George Blagden) seems to wield over Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) in the new episode "Scarred." Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the battle at the Hill of the Ash, Princess Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) makes some canny political moves. Kalf (Ben Robson) invites some visitors to Hederby.

10:01 p.m. on NBC

Natalie (Margarita Levieva) goes rogue on a Black Dagger-related hunt that she hopes Victor (Morgan Spector) won't discover in the new episode "Liars and Thieves." Sam and Alex (Kenneth Choi, Gavin Stenhouse) attempt a potentially dangerous sting. The situations collide when Alex tries to help Katya (Hope Davis) and ends up in the sights of Victor. Scott Cohen also stars. Robert John Burke guest stars.


Last Man Standing
8 p.m. on ABC

Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is surprised when Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa (Nancy Travis) return home early from marking their anniversary - mainly because they find Mandy was planning a celebration of her own while they were out - in the new episode "Mandy's Party." Her parents aren't pleased that her menu included beer for some guests not yet of age for it. Ed (Hector Elizondo) unwittingly rattles Kristin (Amanda Fuller) about her upcoming wedding. Robert Forster guest stars.

World's Funniest Fails
8 p.m. on FOX

Animals often are good for laughs when it comes to videos that go viral, and many of them are featured in the new episode "All Creatures Great and Uncoordinated," the series' spring finale. Host Terry Crews introduces segments that show a variety of species falling down on the job, so to speak. Comics Tone Bell ("Bad Judge"), Arden Myrin and Brian Posehn then have to award the Fail of the Week to one of the videos.

Hart of Dixie
8 p.m. on CW

Lavon (Cress Williams) stages a talent show, aiming to help Lemon (Jaime King) solve her financial troubles, in "Red Dye No. 40." The plan may be thwarted by Lemon 's unanticipated illness - and also by Shelby's (guest star Laura Bell Bundy) presence in the contest, which scares off potential entrants. Zoe and Wade (Rachel Bilson, Wilson Bethel) may have to come clean to others about the nature of their relationship.

The Purge: Anarchy
8:15 p.m. on MAX

It's another period when illegal acts are allowed in this melodrama sequel, with writer-director James DeMonaco returning. Several people, including a waitress (Carmen Ejogo) and an arguing couple (real-life spouses Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez), band together and get unexpected help from a vengeance-seeking man (Frank Grillo) as the anything-goes round of torment and terror begins. Edwin Hodge reprises his role from the first film. John Beasley ("Everwood") and Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire") also star.

8:31 p.m. on ABC

Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is torn over priorities in the new episode "Confirmation." Henry's (Jacob Guenther) confirmation ceremony, for which Cristela is his sponsor, coincides with a fundraiser that Trent (Sam McMurray) wants her to attend with him. Trent ends up having other concerns, since it appears that he has made some questionable comments in a video that Maddie (Justine Lupe) has posted online. Carlos Ponce and Maria Canals-Barrera also star.

Shark Tank
9 p.m. on ABC

Not very often does someone who has faced the Sharks already get a second opportunity, but an Illinois cattleman has that chance in this new episode. He returns to display his supposedly improved business acumen since his first appearance two seasons earlier. A San Francisco lawyer seeks financial support for a lingerie line that has a special history. Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary are among the Sharks on hand.

The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, a Great Performances Special
9 p.m. on PBS

This special is a must-see for Dave Clark Five fans in particular, and 1960s music fans in general - but you don't have to be either to appreciate it. Performance footage, home movies and celebrity commentaries tell the story of the British band that made dozens of hit singles and even bumped the Beatles off the No. 1 spot on the charts. Clark himself, an actor before he became a pop star, recounts much of the history that yielded such tunes as "Because."

9 p.m. on FOX

Jonathan Groff ("Looking") - who was Lea Michele's Broadway co-star in "Spring Awakening" - reprises the role of Jesse St. James in "We Built This Glee Club," the new episode that precedes next week's series finale. Life becomes art in a way here, since Rachel (Michele) has to decide whether to do a Broadway show with Jesse. The sectionals pit New Directions against the Warblers. Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison also star.

TV's Hottest Commercials Countdown
9 p.m. on CW

One measure of the success of "Jane the Virgin" is the fact that co-star Ivonne Coll, who plays the title character's grandmother Alba, co-hosts this special with "Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier. The hour's theme is readily apparent from the title, but the focus is on the "sexiest" ads ever made for television. Commercials from other countries - some of which have looser broadcast standards - are included, along with American examples.

King of the Nerds
9 p.m. on WTBS

After running a figurative gauntlet of seemingly impossible nerdy challenges, a king or queen is crowned in the season closer, "The Nerdtastic Finale." Abetted by Stan Winston Studios and Legacy Effects, a wisecracking extraterrestrial creature visits Earth as the season comes to a shocking end. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong are the co-hosts.

Preachers' Daughters
10 p.m. on LIFE

In the new episode "The Devil in the Details," the girls reach the highly dubious decision to dance and sell Jell-o shots to raise money to buy school supplies for the barrio kids. Tyche, the mission leader, struggles with issues of faith and tries to find better ways to keep the girls motivated. Jayde meets a new guy, while Pastor Tilo brings in a replacement for the departed Kayla.

10 p.m. on MAX

In the Season 3 finale, "We All Pay Eventually," Job (Hoon Lee) gets special treatment from a fan of his work, although he still blames Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) for blowing the group's cover. With Gordon (Rus Blackwell) as an unexpected ally, Lucas (Antony Starr) braces himself to return to Genoa and negotiate one final time with Stowe (Langley Kirkwood). Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) heads to Philly to settle a score with the Black Beards. Brock (Matt Servitto) gets what he has been wishing for.


8 p.m. on FOX

After Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) declares that the murder of a drag queen blogger was a hate crime, the investigation takes an unexpected turn when Gregory Valentine (Thomas Dekker), Backstrom's tenant, emerges as a suspect in "I Am a Bird Now." As if that's not enough on his plate, Backstrom also has to testify before a civilian oversight committee about his shooting of a suspect during a previous investigation. Sarah Chalke and Amy Pietz guest star.

Good Witch
8 p.m. on HALL

As the Heritage Ball stirs up a myriad of emotions among the residents of Middleton, Cassie (Catherine Bell) learns the painful reason behind neighbor Sam's (James Denton) recent divorce and encounters an older man (guest star Chris Gillett) who seeks to make amends with her mysterious guest, Ashley (Rayisa Kondracki). Meanwhile, Grace (Bailee Madison) gets a glimpse at the vulnerable side of Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), Sam's son, in the new episode "Do the Right Thing."

8 p.m. on HBO

Melissa McCarthy makes this predictable but well-cast comedy a family affair In several ways, one being her role as co-writer with husband Ben Falcone (who's also the director here). As the title character, she decides to hit the road after virtually everything in her life goes wrong, forcibly ending up with a traveling companion: her spirited grandmother (Susan Sarandon, who also has appeared on McCarthy's "Mike & Molly" sitcom). The two women run into considerable trouble with the law; Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette and Allison Janney also appear.

Wuthering High School
8 p.m. on LIFE

This new contemporary reinvention of Emily Bronte's brooding romance "Wuthering Heights" refashions headstrong Cathy Earnshaw (Paloma Kwiatkowski) as a Southern California teenager struggling to fit in with her wealthy Malibu classmates even as she grieves the death of her mother. She is instantly attracted to the troubled Heath (Andrew Jacobs), whom her father (James Caan) takes in after the boy's mother is deported. Francesca Eastwood and Sean Flynn also star.

In an Instant
9 p.m. on ABC

The new episode "Grizzly Bear Attack" leaves no doubt as to the type of real-life crisis considered. It's really a story of parents and children, on both sides ... one of the adults being Johan Otter, who marked the graduation of his daughter Jenna by going hiking with her in Montana's Glacier National Park. The other parent was the bear they encountered, who also was determined to protect her young ones - to the definite peril of the Otters.

Sleepy Hollow
9 p.m. on FOX

History plays into "Pittura Infamante" in a very specific way, since one of the central characters is Abigail Adams, played by guest star Michelle Trachtenberg ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"). She plays into the thoughts of Ichabod and Katrina (Tom Mison, Katia Winter) as they probe an art restorer's death. Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is stunned by a visitor to the precinct. Orlando Jones and John Noble also star.

Portrait of Love
9 p.m. on HALL

Returning to her hometown, a celebrated photographer (Bree Williamson, "Haven") encounters the man who broke her heart long ago. As more haunting memories begin to rise, she finds herself torn between her successful career and a desire to rekindle the love she lost. Jason Dohring ("Veronica Mars"), Frances Fisher ("Resurrection"), Corbin Bernsen, Ella Thomas and Caitlin Carmichael also star.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
10 p.m. on DISC

A new episode called "Deadly Doughnuts of Fire" finds Grant and Kevin in their off-road soap box racer, trying to reach speeds of 30 miles per hour, prevail over rough terrain and generally just, you know, not get killed. The familiar kids' "volcano" science experiment gets super-sized to include a three-stage eruption. A garage-built football cannon puts aerodynamics and a 46-year-old gridiron record to the test.

Jay Mohr: Happy. And a Lot
10 p.m. on SHOW

The actor, comic and sports radio talk show host holds forth on a variety of personal observations in a stand-up gig taped last summer in Santa Barbara, Calif. Expect a lot on the joys of parenting, because Mohr dotes on his little boy with wife Nikki Cox ("Las Vegas"). In fact, he got the idea for the unusual title of this new special from a teacher's comment on his son's report card. He'll also probably talk a lot about his wife, if only because Cox writes much of his comedy material.


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