Hart of Dixie
With a somber Zoe (Rachel Bilson) wanting a family treasure she can give her child, Wade (Wilson Bethel) tries to find her such an item in the new episode "61 Candles." Brick's (Tim Matheson) birthday seems to go unnoticed by everyone, but he suspects a surprise party is in store for him when Wade and Lavon (Cress Williams) take him fishing. George's (Scott Porter) visiting parents are dismayed by his choice of lifestyle. Jaime King also stars.
World's Funniest Fails
When it comes to amusing videos, children always can be relied upon to provide humor, and a lot of that is showcased in the new episode "Kids Survive the Darndest Things." As the title implies, many things don't go as planned for the young subjects -- all the better for a panel that includes comics Baron Vaughn, Julian McCullough and Mamrie Hart to have choices from which to choose the Fail of the Week. Terry Crews is the host.
Just as Glenn Close succeeded in bringing Cruella de Vil to life in "101 Dalmatians," Angelina Jolie is perfect as the live-action embodiment of an animated Disney character -- the evil fairy of "Sleeping Beauty" -- in this dark but engrossing reinvention of the tale. The story delves into the psyche of Maleficent (Jolie), explaining why a heartbreak from her youth made her so set against Aurora (Elle Fanning), alias the sleeping-beauty-to-be. Sharlto Copley and Imelda Staunton also appear.
A family that moved from India to Florida in search of a better life has those dreams dashed when the young mother abruptly vanishes without a trace in the new episode "American Dream." Kelly and Yolanda head to Fort Myers, Fla., and confront language barriers and clashing cultural traditions in their quest for answers.
In an Instant
True stories of people who faced their moment of truth (which was the original title of this show) in various ways are dramatized in this new series, normally to be seen Saturdays and premiering with "Alaskan Wilderness Plane Crash." The individuals involved -- in this case, a family -- tell their tales, with staged sequences illustrating what happened at the cruclal point of life or death. How their lives changed afterward also is considered.
Insane Pools: Off the Deep End
In the new episode "Off the Deep End," a family in the Florida wetlands wants designer Lucas Congdon and the Lucas Lagoons crew to build a unique Rocky Mountain-style lagoon, but Lucas quickly learns his clients are "back seat designers," looking over his shoulder and supervising him along the way.
EG: In "Meat," Kate (Rachael Leigh Cook) goes under cover to investigate an animal rights group suspected of foul play after the owners of a meat company are brutally murdered. As Pierce (Eric McCormack) assists her with the case, he considers making a deeply personal confession to Kate.
McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) team is depleted considerably, mainly because a couple of members are behind bars, in the new episode "Pono Kaulike" (Hawaiian for "Justice For All"). Danny and Chin (Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim) are taken into custody for past actions, prompting McGarrett to seek assistance from Joe White (recurring guest star Terry O'Quinn). Veteran music star Jimmy Buffett also reprises his guest role.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
As anyone who's seen the series "The Goldbergs" or the movie "Bridesmaids" knows, Wendi McLendon-Covey is a funny lady, so she has the goods to stay on her toes with this show's regulars as the principal guest star in this episode. She joins Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to engage in improvisational humor, generated by suggestions from the on-site audience. Comedian Jonathan Mangum also appears. Aisha Tyler is the host.
As the series nears its end, guest stars abound -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Geraldo Rivera and singer Michael Bolton -- in the new episode "The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester." Jane Lynch's character clearly figures strongly into the plot, which also involves the destruction of Dalton Academy in a fire ... prompting a merging of the Warblers and New Directions. Rachel (Lea Michele) wants to go back to New York. Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison also star.
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Initially noted for his paintings of African-American men, New York-based artist Wiley recently began a project involving female subjects. That is the focus of this documentary, which shows each model posing for Wiley while wearing a couture gown. Those captured in the portraits represent a wide range of backgrounds, from a prison guard to a teen mom aspiring toward an educational equivalency degree. Paris and Beijing are among the other locales.
King of the Nerds
As the moment of victory for one of their group draws closer, the remaining nerds are hindered by an alien queen, but one nerd uncovers an effective ploy in Nerdvana, in the new episode "Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers." Acid melts the face of one nerd, while another must compete in a double elimination. Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong are the hosts.