Extreme Weight Loss
Olympic veterans abound in the new episode "Georgeanna" as Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller and Mary Lou Retton are featured. They're present as an Oklahoma pastor's wife, who was a gymnast and cheerleader in her youth, attempts to reshape herself -- literally. Though she's frightened of others' opinions of her, even in the quest to better herself, she sets out to lose half her body weight and regain her own identity.
Due to testify in an Army court martial, a Marine Corps photographer vanishes in "Shooter." Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team determine the cameraman's last assignment was a study of the homeless in the Washington, D.C., area -- and they wonder if he saw something he shouldn't have. Charlie Schlatter ("Diagnosis Murder") and Jeff Branson ("The Young and the Restless") guest star.
Adam Richman is the host of this new competition that pits amateur cooks against professionals. More than edibles are involved, since the more successful the relative novices are, the more cash they can walk away with. Judges determine whose dish is best, and each time a newcomer triumphs over the pros, his or her winnings increase. The series premiere's title, "Elisha Joyce," indicates the participation of that food expert and blogger.
Al Capone: Icon
Certain names evoke the word "mobster" immediately, and Al Capone's certainly is one of them. This new special looks back at the more violent aspects of his persona, affirmed by such depictions as Robert De Niro's in "The Untouchables." (Two words: baseball bat.) However, the hour also looks at the more benevolent side of Capone, as with his patronage of soup kitchens and his composition of love songs for his wife -- while he was behind bars.
The Real Housewives of New York City
In the season finale, "The Last Leg," Sonja decides to confront LuAnn and Harry about the night they supposedly spent together. Kristin tries to make connections for a modeling gig. When Aviva returns to the group after an extended absence, insults and accusations start to fly freely.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Callen and Sam (Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J) fear a stolen antiterrorism device has fallen into the wrong hands in "Fallout." Worse still, they worry it will be used in an attack on Los Angeles, making its immediate recovery imperative. The case has an added aspect for Hetty (Linda Hunt), since it may involve someone from her past. Reggie Austin ("Devious Maids") and Kirk Baltz guest star.
The Haves and the Have Nots
In a new episode called "Norman Hewens," Jim (John Schneider) steps in to ensure that Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell) won't go to jail, after a news report reveals that someone else was responsible for the hit-and-run incident with which Wyatt has been charged. Later, Carlos (Adrian Bellani) pays a visit to Jim and insists that the older man is his father.
History Detectives Special Investigations
The fate of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished almost 40 years ago, has been one of the great modern mysteries. This series' finale, "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?," puts the show's investigators on the trail via FBI files that recently were declassified. Interviews with some of those in the know also help to build a profile that approximates Hoffa's last hours, and also shines light on what possibly were corrupt uses of the union's pension fund.
Rizzoli & Isles
While Maura (Sasha Alexander) is away at a convention for medical examiners, Jane (Angie Harmon) tries to solve a "perfect murder" with some help from Susie (guest star Tina Huang), as well as a few crime scene dioramas. Meanwhile, Korsak (Bruce McGill) is forced to deal with some painful unfinished business when he gets a visit from the son of an old friend in the new episode "Knockout."
Underground BBQ Challenge
In the new episode "Austin: Dripping Springs vs. North Loop," host and head judge G. Garvin heads to the hip Texas city to meet this week's teams, led by rock musician David Rodriguez and Chris Nixon, a cowboy. They're both faced with the same challenge, though: transforming brisket into something truly special that represents their respective neighborhoods.
The new episode "Teen Tournament: Part Two" opens with the appetizer round, which starts with cleaning shrimp and slicing jalapenos. Next, it's time to hop to it as the young chefs are tasked with cooking frog-leg entrees. Finally, the dessert round challenges the contestants to combine an iconic New York cookie with a popular kind of nut. Ted Allen is host.
Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) is completely prepared to challenge the thousands of citizens gathered in the plaza to protest his reign, but Barry (Adam Rayner), determined to find a way to avoid the looming violence and bloodshed, scrambles to put together a summit to calm out-of-control tempers. Jennifer Finnigan also stars in the new episode "Hail Mary."