A pair of teams with bowl-game aspirations clash tonight in Manhattan, Kan., where the Kansas State Wildcats welcome in the Auburn Tigers. The Wildcats, ranked 21st in the USA Today poll, hope junior college recruits can plug holes at wide receiver, running back and safety. The No. 6 Tigers lost Tre Mason from a top-ranked running game, but return senior quarterback Nick Marshall.
As the staff bids farewell to Cristina (Sandra Oh), Seattle is rocked by what appears to be a terrorist attack at a shopping mall, plunging the hospital into chaos. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) makes a life-altering decision, and one of the doctors gets some unexpected news in "Fear (of the Unknown)." Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. also star.
The Vampire Diaries
Stefan and Elena (Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev) find themselves in a remote location after escaping from Markos' (Raffi Barsoumian) control. Liv and Luke (Penelope Mitchell, Chris Brochu) hatch a new plan for protecting the doppelgangers. Matt and Jeremy (Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen) help Damon (Ian Somerhalder) set a trap for Markos. Bonnie (Kat Graham) admits she's been hiding the truth about the Other Side in "Promised Land."
Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) make a shocking discovery about George Washington's death in the pages of his Bible. Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a life-changing decision for his family's sake, altering his own future in the process. The battle between good and evil comes to an explosive climax in "The Indispensable Man/Bad Blood," the two-hour episode that concluded the series' first season. John Noble guest stars.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The New Deal is a major element of American political history, and President Franklin Roosevelt's (voice of Edward Herrmann) implementation of it to stop the Great Depression is recalled in "The Rising Road (1933-1939)," Part 5 of the new Ken Burns miniseries. FDR's wife Eleanor (voice of Meryl Streep) is hardly a silent first lady, ruffling some feathers by expressing her views quite vocally. Adolf Hitler is a White House concern as the 1930s draw to a close.
Two NFC South teams with something to prove this season come to loggerheads tonight at the Georgia Dome, where Matt Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons against Josh McCown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons are trying to rebound from a nightmare 4-12 season in 2013, done in by injuries and subpar performances. The Bucs, too, hope to put a 4-12 '13 season behind them with new coach Lovie Smith directing a rebuilt defense.
Klaus and Elijah (Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies) have a plan to collect the sacred stones that Genevieve (Elyse Levesque) needs to change the fates of Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and the werewolf community. Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) realizes that Klaus' plan could spell the end of all the French Quarter vampires, so he rallies an army to take control of the city back from the Mikaelsons in the aptly titled "The Battle of New Orleans."
The new episode "The History of the American Girl" compels the remaining designers to channel their inner kid as they visit the American Girl Store, where they are tasked with creating fashionable and age-appropriate looks for young models, based on the line of American Girl historical characters. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") is a guest judge.
Rush (Tom Ellis) struggles unsuccessfully to escape the ghosts of his past as he tries to make a fresh start with Sarah (Odette Annable) in the new episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony." Elsewhere, Eve (Sarah Hable) tries to cope with fallout from her last encounter with J.P. (guest star Warren Christie), while Steffi (guest star Tiffany Hines) makes a shocking proposal to Alex (Larenz Tate).
Beat Bobby Flay
In a new episode called "Smile Now, Cry Later," actor and comedian Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock") and chef Michael Symon team up to find a competitor to beat Bobby Flay. California's Jason Fullilove dukes it out against New York's Billy Oliva for that privilege. Guest judges are Leah Cohen, Dominique Crenn and George Mendes.
In a new episode called "Speak No Evil," as aftershocks from the recent multiple tragedies continue, Dwight (Adam Copeland) is forced to shoulder most of the responsibility for holding Haven together while Duke (Eric Balfour) struggles to process the reality of Jennifer's death and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) looks in vain for some vestiges of Audrey within Mara's cruel personality.