A new episode revolves around the crumbling nine-year marriage of Heather and Christian. He's still bent on pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a musician, but that leaves Heather to put in backbreaking overtime to pick up the financial slack. Exhausted and frustrated, she's ready to walk away unless Christian pulls his weight by taking a full-time job. Perhaps some concentrated time on the island can help them re-evaluate their partnership, financial, romantic and otherwise.
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) wants Mother's Day to be different than usual for her in the new episode "Mother's Day Reservations." Mike (Neil Flynn) tries to meet her desire for a special meal, but his efforts to set it up online prove problematic. He also tries to ensure that Axl, Sue and Brick (Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer) get Frankie gifts that she'll truly enjoy. Guest star Marsha Mason returns as Frankie's mom.
Young & Hungry
With the best of intentions, Gabi (Emily Osment) goes behind Josh's (Jonathan Sadowski) back to find a very special gift for Shauna (guest star Kylie Minogue), only to be horrified when her plan backfires and leads to an awkward reunion for Josh in the new episode "Young & Ferris Wheel." Elsewhere, Elliott (Rex Lee) is paranoid about falling asleep around his new boyfriend, so he asks Yolanda (Kym Whitley) to watch his slumber to see whether he does anything embarrassing.
Oliver's (Stephen Amell) ascension to becoming the next Ra's al Ghul appears imminent in the new episode "This Is Your Sword," with two final steps left on his agenda. Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) faces possible harm from the current Ra's (guest star Natt Nable). The Arrow team is surprised by a proposition from Malcolm (John Barrowman). Thea (Willa Holland) visits Roy (Colton Haynes).
"Critical" is the word for the episode "Top 3 Perform" -- as the title should indicate -- since what happens in these two hours will determine which two finalists go for the season's title. That much time gives those who remain plenty of opportunity to show why each of them should be the new American Idol, along with lots of space for Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban to make their judgments and pronouncements. Ryan Seacrest is the host.
The Mysteries of Laura
The slaying of a young nightclub frequenter is linked to robberies in New York's so-called Diamond District, giving Laura (Debra Messing) and her comrades two cases in one in the new episode "The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber." Jake's (Josh Lucas) intrusion on Laura's relationship with Tony (Neal Bledsoe) causes her to reconsider the state of her personal life. Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars") and Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle") guest star.
Often used as a source of humor for its ability to mimic others -- even James Bond at the end of "For Your Eyes Only" -- a certain bird's more serious aspects are considered in "Parrot Confidential." The program delves into challenges faced by breeders and owners, with some of them candidly discussing why raising parrots is problematic as well as beneficial. Also noted: the role of the television series "Baretta" in parrots' popularity.
Erica (Hayley Orrantia) continues her aim for a music career by applying to the prestigious Juilliard School in the new episode "Bill/Murray." Beverly and Adam (Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone) try to help her chances by devising a music video showcasing her. Murray's (Jeff Garlin) new friendship with Lainey's (guest star AJ Michalka) father Bill (guest star David Koechner) has unexpected effects. Troy Gentile and George Segal also star.
Excited to be named valedictorian, Alex (Ariel Winter) has to take the bitter with the sweet when she learns she has to share the title with a rival in the new episode "Patriot Games." Just as each of them wants the position solely, their respective parents want that -- and the decision-maker is a foot race between the two graduates-to-be. Gloria's (Sofia Vergara) studying for a citizenship test is impacted by Javier's (guest star Benjamin Bratt) visit.
A threat that has been looming over Kate's (Jennifer Love Hewitt) niece Meg (Hailey Sole) becomes real in the new episode "The Hunt," the finale of the procedural drama's 10th season. The youngster and her best friend are kidnapped, challenging Kate to stay focused and professional when the disappearances appear to be linked to an online predator. Greg Grunberg ("Heroes") reprises his guest role as Kate's husband. Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson also star.
They're not exactly the Hatfields and the McCoys, but the Winchesters and the Stynes make for a potent family feud on their own terms in the new episode "Dark Dynasty." Sam and Dean's (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) probe of a murder leads them to the Styne clan ... and a particularly aggressive Eldon Styne (guest star David Hoflin). Charlie and Rowena's (guest stars Felicia Day and Ruth Connell) tenuous teaming prompts Castiel (Misha Collins) to mediate.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Capt. Donald Cragen has been absent from this series for a while, but he's back -- still played by Dann Florek -- in the new episode "Perverted Justice." His knowledge may help when a woman (guest star Samira Wiley), who did much to get her father sentenced years earlier for rape and incest, wants to recant her testimony and have him released. Andre Braugher, moonlighting from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "House" alum Robert Sean Leonard also guest star.