CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock
For the third consecutive year, the group Little Big Town hosts this digest of the four-day June event that brings country music stars and fans together. The occasion was quite special for performer Keith Urban, named the Country Music Association's first national ambassador for its "Music Education Matters" campaign. Other featured artists include Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts.
Pretty Little Liars
After school officials ban the Liars from the Rosewood High prom citing security concerns, the girls reluctantly agree to settle for a "home prom" in Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) barn hosted by moms Veronica, Pam, Ashley and Ella (Lesley Fera, Nia Peeples, Laura Leighton, Holly Marie Combs) in the new episode "Last Dance." Unfortunately, their shadowy nemesis, Charles, is determined to make this a night none of them will ever forget.
Hollywood veteran Robert Wagner returns as DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly) father in "The Artful Dodger," as the character lends his expertise in art to the team. A murder is connected to a rare painting that turns out to have been swapped with a copy, prompting a probe of the world of black-market art dealing. During filming of this story, the show's cast and crew feted Wagner on his birthday. Mark Harmon also stars.
Former "Smash" regular Andy Mientus plays Dr. Wells' (Tom Cavanagh) former protege -- now his enemy -- in "The Sound and the Fury." The one-time pupil uses sound as his weapon in seeking vengeance. Iris (Candice Patton) gets a reporting job ... and a difficult colleague (guest star Roger Howarth). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) tries to keep a request he's made of Eddie (Rick Cosnett) from Barry (Grant Gustin). Danielle Panabaker also stars.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Whether you manage a bowling alley or oversee a middle school, there are no guarantees you'll be able to answer the questions that are put to young pupils in classrooms. The new episode "Anthony/Brent (Part 1)" gives two such professionals that literal test, as several brainy youngsters stand by to help the adults if needed. Host Jeff Foxworthy offers amusing commentary on the contestants' efforts to win $1 million.
America's Got Talent
A familiar face -- not only from this show, but from elsewhere as well -- pops up in the new episode "Judge Cuts 4," as former series regular Piers Morgan returns to the judging panel. He's given control of the Golden Buzzer, and whichever act he uses it for will head straight to the live shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The others have to compete as usual for judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. Nick Cannon is the host.
Secrets of the Dead
"JFK: One PM Central Standard Time" revisits the shooting of John F. Kennedy minute by minute, using the CBS News footage filmed that day in Dallas, and broadcasts fro the newsroom in New York. Walter Cronkite -- who famously teared up on the air in reporting the president's death -- Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer (who ended up having direct contact with Lee Harvey Oswald's wife), Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means are among the journalists featured.
Mitch and Chloe's (Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder) mission in Rio de Janeiro is sidetracked when a drug kingpin kidnaps them in the new episode "This Is What It Sounds Like." Abraham (Nonso Anozie) sets out to rescue them. The search for prison escapee Evan Lee Hartley (guest star Marcus Hester) eventually gets Jamie (Kristen Connolly), who's working with Jackson and Agent Shaffer (James Wolk, guest star Geoff Stults), into big trouble.
The range of topics covered by a murdered radio talk-show personality makes Liv (Rose McIver) a better-informed individual very quickly in "Dead Air." What she suddenly knows worries Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), especially when she uses it in a personal way with him. Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) new romance could pose problems for Liv. Major (Robert Buckley) gets an assist from Peyton (guest star Aly Michalka). David Anders also stars.
It Takes a Sister
Talk about a full house! This light-hearted new docuseries "moves in" with Nikki Alexander to chronicle all the drama -- and accidental comedy -- that occurs in the living quarters she shares with her four younger sisters, eight nieces and nephews, three dogs and a sister's ex who is also Nikki's assistant. In the first of two back-to-back episodes, "A Storm Is a Brewin'," youngest sister Meagan, the black sheep of the family, decides to move in, which precipitates a rift with some other sisters.
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, successor Lyndon B. Johnson had critical decisions to make, two involving the advancements of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. That situation is the focus of this new documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman and revealing a conversation Johnson had with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the hours following Kennedy's funeral. Interviewees include historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and newsman Roger Mudd.
Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in Long Beach, Calif., the contestants work in teams of two to create a beautiful but deadly sea creature, a siren, for their latest Spotlight Challenge. Back at the lab, one team is forced to start from scratch on day two after their design falls short, while another struggles to reconcile conflicting visions. At the stage, McKenzie Westmore shares news that raises the stakes of the challenge even higher in the new episode "Siren Song."