An intriguing battle of nationally ranked ACC rivals starts off this ESPN2 doubleheader, as Jerian Grant and the No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish invade the home court of Terry Rozier and the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals in these teams' first and only (barring the NCAA Tournament) meeting of the season. Then it's a clash of Pac-12 rivals with a long history -- and not much else -- as the unranked UCLA Bruins host the dreadful USC Trojans.
Jerry Van Dyke returns as Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) father in the new episode "Flirting With Disaster," seeking Mike's (Neil Flynn) help in avoiding losing his driver's license. Frankie comes to regret possibly having gotten a bit too friendly with Axl's (Charlie McDermott) friend (guest star Matthew Atkinson), especially after she talks about it. Sue (Eden Sher) isn't pleased to have to bring Brick (Atticus Shaffer) to a science-fiction convention.
Laurel (Katie Cassidy) may be on a dangerous path in trying to assume Sara's place, and Arsenal and Diggle (Colton Haynes, David Ramsey) caution her against possibly getting hurt -- or worse -- in "Midnight City." Staying out of trouble isn't easy for her though, when Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) stages a mass kidnapping of local politicians. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is surprised by Ray's (Brandon Routh) willingness to help fight Brick.
The season's finalists have been whittled down even more, with the remaining number reflected by the title of this new episode, "Top 8 Guys Perform." Judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban give their latest assessments of the contenders, which may -- or may not -- influence how viewers cast their votes. The top eight females will be showcased in Thursday's airing. Ryan Seacrest is the host.
Originally shown in honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, Part 1 of the three-part miniseries "Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera" focuses on three fields that he believes have been transformed most profoundly over time: filmmaking, science and the environment. Newer interviews are featured in which Attenborough revisits the content, stories and locations originally featured in his landmark series.
Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) interferes in Adam and Dana's (Sean Giambrone, guest star Natalie Alyn Lind) class project, which makes them the surrogate "parents" of a doll, in the new episode "Happy Mom, Happy Life." She trespasses to the extent of creating damage the youngsters might not be able to overcome. Erica (Hayley Orrantia) seeks revenge when Barry (Troy Gentile) starts occupying virtually all of Lainey's (guest star AJ Michalka) time.
Drones have been very much in the news lately, and one is suddenly in the lives of this show's characters in the new episode "Closet? You ll Love It!" Someone is using it to ogle Gloria (Sofia Vergara) while she's sunbathing, so Phil, Luke and Manny (Ty Burrell, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez) unite to foil the flying machine. Jay and Claire (Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen) try to outdo a business rival's commercial. Robbie Amell ("The Flash") guest stars.
Series co-star Thomas Gibson turns director again with the new episode "Lockdown," which puts his character Hotch and the other members of the BAU on the search for the killers of two guards at a Texas maximum-security prison. They look within the facility for the suspect ... or suspects, since they come to believe there could be more than one. William Ragsdale ("Justified ") guest stars. Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt also star.
The first half of the show's season finale, the new episode "Blood Must Have Blood, Part One" gets Clark and Lexa (Eliza Taylor, guest star Alycia Debnam Carey) literally battle-ready. Troubles develop for Raven and Wick (Lindsey Morgan, guest star Steve Talley), among others. Bellamy (Bob Morley) sees to it that a promise is fulfilled. Cage (guest star Johnny Whitworth) reveals stunning information. Paige Turco and Isaiah Washington also star.
"Deadliest Volcanoes" takes a look at how scientists are attempting to discover how likely volcanoes are to erupt, when the eruptions might happen and how deadly they could prove to be. Past examples of such cataclysms are considered, including surveys of the devastation they left behind -- the extent of which surpassed, in some cases, anything ever seen in any movie ever made about a volcano.
Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club") guest stars as Lucious' (Terrence Howard) main competitor in the music business in the new episode "Unto the Breach." Their clash runs parallel to one between Cookie and Anika (Taraji P. Henson, Grace Gealey) as the fate of Empire Entertainment hangs in the balance. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) gets to know a famous singer (guest star Estelle) better. Derek Luke and Gabourey Sidibe also guest star.
Fresh off his run on "The Millers," Beau Bridges teams with Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing") to play Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) parents in the new episode "Parental Guidance." They turn up just as Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow are about to renew their marriage vows, and their presence sparks immediate conflict with Pops and Ruby (Laurence Fishburne, guest star Jenifer Lewis). Michael Schultz ("Car Wash") directed the story.