2015 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Several big bruisers, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, are scheduled to be inducted during this year's ceremonies from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., but look for all eyes to be on the posthumous recipient of the first-ever Warrior Award: WWE superfan Connor Michalek, who lost his courageous battle against cancer last year at age 8. As for the grown-up inductees, in addition to Schwarzenegger, they include "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Bushwhackers, Rikishi and Women's Champion Alundra Blayze.
Fresh Off the Boat
"Entourage "alum Rex Lee guest stars as Jessica's (Constance Wu) beau from their college days in the new episode "Blind Spot." His visit doesn't seem to concern Louis (Randall Park), vexing Jessica ... but her husband is aware of something about the old flame that she apparently isn't. Eddie (Hudson Yang) doesn't want to participate in a school science fair in the worst way. Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks") also guest stars.
A current case has ties to another one four decades old in the new episode "Patience." A petty officer's murder provides clues to an airport bombing that's gone unsolved for 40 years, and that Gibbs and DiNozzo (Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) have been re-examining recently. As the probe intensifies again, McGee (Sean Murray) resents that he was left out of it earlier. A Martinez guest stars. David McCallum, Pauley Perrette and Emily Wickersham also star.
In a neat nod to the original version of this series that aired in the early 1990s, "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill reprises a guest role he played then -- the Trickster -- in this new episode. Still behind bars, he's consulted by Barry and Joe (Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin) when a copycat criminal (guest star Devon Graye) starts plaguing Central City. Henry (John Wesley Shipp, who starred as the Flash in the earlier series) ends up threatened as a result.
It's not dismissive to say the new episode "14 Chefs Compete" is cheesy, since the main ingredient the competitors have to use is ... guess what? Lasagna, calzones and enchiladas are included in the fare required by a team challenge, with the winners getting an ocean excursion. Probably needless to say, the losers get something quite different, heightening emotions as Gordon Ramsay oversees a dinner service later.
Twice Born -- Stories From the Special Delivery Unit
Challenging fetal surgeries performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are featured in this new documentary miniseries The first of the three episodes observes Dr. Holly Hedrick as she tries to remove a tumor from a fetus that is still attached to the mother. A couple spends agonizing moments waiting to learn whether their baby will be one of those selected for a needed spinal operation. Real-time footage of surgical procedures is included.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
About to appear in Season 2 of "Salem," Lucy Lawless guest stars in the new episode "One Door Closes," as does "Battlestar Galactica" and "Miami Vice" veteran Edward James Olmos. They figure into a story that finds Skye (Chloe Bennet) still trying to harness her recently acquired abilities, a situation that edges her toward a huge decision. New findings leave Coulson (Clark Gregg) stunned. Kirk Acevedo ("Oz") and Mackenzie Astin also guest star.
The miniseries format makes a broadcast-network return with this drama based on Alice Hoffman's best-seller, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and concluding Wednesday. "NCIS" alum Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan ("Manhattan") and Kathryn Prescott play several women caught up in the battle between Jews and Romans at Masada in 70 C.E. Sam Neill and Diego Boneta also star in the drama, which was filmed in Malta.
The victim of a hit-and-run turns out to have been a hired killer, complicating Liv's (Rose McIver) subsequent probe when it turns out Peyton (Aly Michalka) is handling a murder case that involved the assassin, in the new episode "The Exterminator." A purported zombie sighting, posted online, may be related to someone from Liv's past. Major (Robert Buckley) makes a ... well, major decision about his life. David Anders and Malcolm Goodwin also star.
"Saturday Night Live" veterans from two of the show's different eras appear in the new episode "The Right Thing," as Nora Dunn and Nasim Pedrad guest star. The main plot involves a funeral Jess (Zooey Deschanel) crashes, since she's concerned that a suggestive text she had sent to the deceased person will be discovered. J.J. Watt, of the NFL's Houston Texans, guest stars as himself. Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone also star.
Apparent fallout between Justin and Danny (Brent Morin, Chris D'Elia) prompts Danny to try to improve his image in the new episode "Why Did the Chicken Loser Cross the Road?" Patching things up may not be easy, though, since Leslie (Bianca Kajlich) encourages Justin to stay tough with Danny. Lamenting his apparent destiny to be a one-night stand instead of someone's permanent boyfriend, Shelly (Ron Funches) is consoled by Candace (Bridgit Mendler).
As the title of the new episode "Treehouse Cabin" suggests, it finds Paulie and Tuffy with just five days to realize their Vermont client's childhood dream: a cabin getaway high up in a maple tree. He also wants the structure to be versatile enough to function as both a mancave and a honeymoon retreat when he and his new fiancee tie the knot.