Get ready for a new "View": The weekday talk show begins a new season without one of its most familiar elements -- Barbara Walters -- but brings back one from its past, Rosie O'Donnell. Whoopi Goldberg also returns, and they'll have new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace to interact with, as well as a new set and new show logo. Also added is a social-media station enabling viewers to participate in the program's discussions as they're actually happening.
Dancing With the Stars
Season 19 of the competition begins with a new group of celebrity dancers including actors Antonio Sabato Jr. and Lea Thompson, two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, Olympian Lolo Jones, comic Tommy Chong and talk-show host Tavis Smiley. Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return, and someone else also is back: Julianne Hough, formerly a dancer on the show -- but now a permanent fourth judge. The results show is now separate again, airing on Tuesdays.
The Big Bang Theory
It can be surprising what causes someone to rethink their life, and Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) gets such inspiration in "The Gorilla Dissolution." The result may not be good for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), since one thing her awful day leads her to reassess is their relationship. With Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) help, Howard (Simon Helberg) tries to care for his mother (Carol Ann Susi). Sheldon (Jim Parsons) advises Raj (Kunal Nayyar) on relationships.
The new episode "Lay's It All on the Line" finds the three chefs undertaking a double challenge that may raise the bar in terms of degree of difficulty. First, for the Recreate portion, the chefs are tasked with duplicating all four of the finalist flavors in the Lay's Potato Chips "Do Me a Flavor" campaign. As if that's not tough enough, the two most successful chefs then must use all four of those flavored chips in a completely new dish for the Innovate challenge.
The latest MasterChef is declared in the two-hour season finale, "Top 3 Compete/Winner Chosen." It'll be hard to contend that all of America didn't have a voice in the choice, since chefs from every state in the nation are among the judges here. That round will determine one of the finalists, and the other will be which of the remaining two whips up the best desserts. The eventual victor will leave the show with a trophy, a book deal and $250,000.
American Ninja Warrior
It's a matter of national pride -- as well as of the usual, essential agility and endurance -- for the two teams pitted against each other in a special, three-hour "USA vs. the World" edition of the competition. Five American contenders go up against Japanese and European counterparts in all four stages of the finals course in Las Vegas. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila keep their eyes on the action. Jenn Brown co-hosts.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
The new Ken Burns miniseries' second episode, "In the Arena (1901-1910)," presents Meryl Streep as the voice of Eleanor Roosevelt -- who enters the family dynasty when Franklin (voice of Edward Herrmann) makes her his wife. Professionally, he aims to be a lawyer until the drumbeat of politics catches his attention via a Senate run. His cousin Theodore (voice of Paul Giamatti) makes waves as president, partially through strong advocacy of the Panama Canal.
Two teams with playoff aspirations clash tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where Andrew Luck and the Colts hope to score an early season win against a tough opponent in Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. While Luck's performance his first two seasons was mostly expected, Foles' emergence last year was one of the NFL's most pleasant surprises, as he registered a 119.2 rating after taking over the starting job from Michael Vick in Week 5.
It's time for Violet's (Sadie Calvano) baby to enter the world, and just as they have been right along, Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney) are there for Violet -- though they might not be quite ready for the latest step -- in "Smokey Taylor and the Deathbed Confession." Christy believes Bonnie may still be in love with Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Nate Corddry and French Stewart also star.
Two and a Half Men
Alan (Jon Cryer) yields to Gretchen's (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) urging and tells Larry (D.B. Sweeney) who he really is in "Oh WALD-E, Good Times Ahead." The results may not be pretty, but Alan stays the course in his effort to "man up." Country music's Brad Paisley, Williams-Paisley's husband, guest stars in the tale. Ashton Kutcher, Conchata Ferrell and Amber Tamblyn also star.
America's Next Top Model
All it takes is the title "The Guy Who Starts a Fight" to know there won't be total peace and harmony among the contestants in this new episode. Indeed, a house party takes unexpected and tense turns, particularly when one of the models ignores a certain rule. Host Tyra Banks offers advice during a photo shoot that's meant to portray intimate moments, but the models are on their own during a challenge that involves stilts.
Terror at the Mall
Dan Reed's new hair-raising documentary premieres on the first anniversary of the harrowing and horrifying events of Sept. 21, 2013, when an Islamist group calling itself al-Shabaab -- which means "youth" in Arabic -- stormed a mall in Kenya, later claiming responsibility for the 67 deaths and 125 injuries that ensued. This film includes previously unseen footage and photographs from the violent incident.