The Almighty Johnsons
In a new episode called "Bad Things Happen," Mike (Tim Balme) risks bankruptcy, not to mention a marital meltdown from Valerie (Roz Turnbull), as he secretly tries to repair the severe water damage to Zimbabwean Pete's house. Axl (Emmett Skilton), meanwhile, can't understand why Mike is so reluctant to use his supernatural powers.
Little League Baseball
The Little League World Series reaches its Final Four today at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., where the U.S. and International champions are determined. The winning teams from these pair of games advance to the world championship contest tomorrow.
One of the marquee races of the post-Triple Crown thoroughbred season goes off today at Saratoga Racecourse in upstate New York with "the Midsummer Derby," the Travers Stakes. The Grade 1 stakes race is run at 1 1/4 miles with top 3-year-olds vying for a piece of the $1.25 million purse. Will Take Charge, who was beaten by a nose in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic, won last year's race.
Expect tempers to flare and paint to be traded under the lights at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway, where Sprint Cup drivers do battle in the Irwin Tools Night Race. Running on fumes and bad tires, Matt Kenseth won this race a year ago, holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps to take his fifth victory of 2013. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano and Kahne will be among those challenging him on the .533-mile oval.
In the new episode "Starting Over: Part Two," Justine (Sarah Smyth) tries to keep her involvement with the volatile Luke (Jesse Hutch) a secret from her mother, despite Luke's pleas for her to keep her distance. Jack (Dylan Neal) worries that his displeasure over Eric's (Tom Stevens) new job may put a strain on their newly improved bond. Cliff (Sebastian Spence) is baffled over Grace's (Teryl Rothery) reluctance to accept his exciting offer.
In a movie that fans genuinely wanted -- since they helped finance it, via the Kickstarter initiative -- Kristen Bell reprises her 2004-07 series role. The story finds former teen sleuth Veronica starting a new life as a lawyer when ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) becomes a murder suspect, drawing her back to the town of Neptune and immersing her in intrigue anew. Original cast members Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra and Tina Majorino also return.
Fans of Stephen King's great literary thriller "Misery" may recognize this 2014 TV movie as being roughly the same story, albeit with a gender switch. Chelsea Kane ("Baby Daddy") stars as a young pop star who crashes her car during a Maine vacation. She's rescued by a young man (Nolan Gerard Funk, "Glee"), who takes her to his secluded lighthouse to recover. It turns out he's her "number-one fan" and -- need we add? -- as nutty as a fruitcake.
Seen only briefly in a couple of earlier episodes, Peter Capaldi makes his proper series debut as the 12th Doctor in the Season 8 premiere, entitled "Deep Breath." As usual, the BBC has kept a cone of silence around most plot details for this new episode, but signs point to Capaldi bringing a decidedly darker and edgier tone to the role than his two immediate predecessors, Matt Smith and David Tennant, favored. Jenna Coleman returns as traveling companion Clara Oswald. The new season also will introduce new recurring cast member Samuel Anderson as another teacher at the school where Clara works.
The new episode "Diggity Dogs" spotlights Harlem the Dachshund, whose owner must bring in a bulldozer monthly to fill in all the holes he digs in the back yard. French Bulldog Gidget never stops singing, while Lola, a Weimaraner, turns into a stubborn child at bathtime. Another pooch, Bella, loves to redistribute her owners' dirty laundry throughout the house. Billy the goat and his siblings love to cut loose on a polo field and other outdoor areas.
Writer and executive producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files") is behind this creepy new 8-part series set in the Pacific Northwest, where a secret society pursues immortality by taking over the bodies of others. In the series premiere, "She Was Provisional," Jack Whelan (John Simm, "Life on Mars"), a former Los Angeles cop, heads to Seattle after his wife (Oscar winner Mira Sorvino) disappears while on a business trip there. James Frain ("Grimm") also stars.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Joshua Malina ("Scandal") guest stars in "Thought Criminal" as a photographer whose fantasy life becomes a concern for Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her squad mates. They suspect he has victimized a child, but they have no concrete evidence -- prompting Amaro (Danny Pino) to act on his own. Ice-T, Kelli Giddish and Donal Logue (who is about to play a different kind of detective in "Gotham") also star.