"Pygmalion" and "My Fair Lady" comes into the modern age in a big way with this new sitcom from "Suburgatory" creator-producer Emily Kapnek. The "Pilot" presents "Doctor Who" alum Karen Gillan as an avid tweeter -- named Eliza, no less -- who realizes having lots of "friends" in cyberspace isn't the same as having actual flesh-and-blood pals. John Cho also stars as this version's Henry, a marketer who tries to help her readjust to the real world.
Was a Navy lieutenant's murder one of several muggings plaguing Washington, D.C., or was it committed to keep him from making it to a private meeting he had scheduled with the occupant of the Oval Office? That's what Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team have to determine in the new episode "Kill the Messenger." NFL veteran turned football analyst Tony Gonzalez guest stars as an NCIS agent. Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and David McCallum also star.
Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue
In the new episode "Daughter Dearest," Abby visits an Indiana dance studio where the owner is blithely neglecting the other kids in her class to concentrate on her own daughter, the star dancer. It's not long, however, before Abby starts to suspect the woman actually is hurting her daughter by not allowing her to to follow her own career.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Several sports figures take turns at tracing their respective family histories in the new episode "Born Champions." Tennis legend Billie Jean King discovers that her grandmother was an orphan; Derek Jeter, who is leaving the New York Yankees, learns he had ancestors on both sides of the slavery issue; and WNBA alum Rebecca Lobo-Rushin finds an ancestor fled Spain, due to his thoughts and words that ran counter to the country's leadership at the time.
The first round of baseball's postseason gets underway tonight with the American League wild-card game. Together with tomorrow's National League game om ESPN, these two single play-in games determine which nondivision winners advance to the Division Series on Thursday to play the team with the best record in their league.
Manhattan Love Story
Remember the "Annie Hall" scene of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's actual thoughts appearing as on-screen subtitles, while other phrases came out of their mouths? If so, you've got the concept of this new comedy series, casting Jake McDorman ("Shameless") and the disarming Analeigh Tipton as a couple whose New York romance is just getting off the ground. Or maybe not, depending on how well -- or not -- their words and actions match up. Kurt Fuller also stars.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sometimes, the only way to get out of trouble is to run straight through it ... and that's Coulson's (Clark Gregg) rationale in the new episode "Heavy Is the Head." With various forces closing in on him and his agents, he steers his team directly into the mayhem. Someone known as the Doctor (guest star Kyle MacLachlan) also could impact the squad, with only one member of it potentially left safe. Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes") also guest stars.
The new episode "Canada's Coastal Forests" explores the ancient wooded system that extends along the North American coast from Southern Alaska down the coast to Northern California. It's home to some of the largest populations of predators on the continent, and narrator Steve Backshall helps explain there these giant trees find the nutrients to shelter so many eagles, wolves and bears.
NCIS: New Orleans
Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Rocky Carroll cross over in their "NCIS" roles in the new episode "Carrier." After bubonic plague claims the life of a Navy lieutenant in the Big Easy, Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team get help from Tony DiNozzo (Weatherly) in trying to determine the source and locate other potential victims in time. James Eckhouse, alias Brandon and Brenda's dad on "Beverly Hills, 90210," also guest stars.
Rob Reiner returns as Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) father, who has a new girlfriend (guest star Kaitlin Olson, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") in the new episode "Julie Berkman's Older Sister." Jess and Cece (Hannah Simone) aren't thrilled by his choice of companion, since during their high-school years, they had big problems with her. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) enlists his pals to help him professionally by having them participate in a focus group.
In the new episode "Hollywood Here We Come, Part 1," Abby makes a startling announcement that could forever change the Elite Competition Team while the Abby Lee Dance Company is in Los Angeles to compete at Nationals. Elsewhere, in a move right out of a nighttime soap, disgruntled former dance mom Jeanette turns stalker and secretly follows the team to California, plotting revenge against Abby. Cathy has her own scheme to wreck Abby's visit by challenging the ALDC to a dance-off.
The documentary franchise continues with several new programs on women who have made marks in various areas, beginning with "Women in Comedy." The episode includes one of the last on-camera interviews given by Joan Rivers, for whom the word "trailblazer" was used frequently by those reminiscing about her upon her passing. Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Chelsea Handler also talk about challenges they've faced.