The second tier of baseball's postseason kicks off tonight with the Division Series, four best-of-five series that pit the top two seeds in each league against the third and fourth seeds. The winners advance to the League Championship Series late next week.
New staff member Maggie (Kelly McCreary) has a tough time making a good impression on her colleagues in the new episode "Puzzle With a Piece Missing." Several doctors have a difficult situation in dealing with a woman who wants her dying mother kept alive. Richard (James Pickens Jr.) is determined to keep his secret. Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers and Jessica Capshaw also star.
The Vampire Diaries
Still mourning Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena (Nina Dobrev) heads back to college as the series starts its sixth season with "I'll Remember." Caroline (Candice Accola) hopes for help from Stefan (Paul Wesley) as an anti-magic spell continues its hold on Mystic Falls. Now back in human form, Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds his temper put to the test. A doctor (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) intrigues Alaric (Matt Davis) as he settles into his existence as a vampire.
Food Truck Face Off
This new reality series, hosted by Jesse Palmer, injects a little "Shark Tank" DNA into the usual food truck competition format. In each episode, four teams pitch their unique food truck concepts to a panel of three judges, who pick the best two in terms of creativity and viability. Those two semifinalist teams compete in a two-day face-off to determine which will win the grand prize: their very own customized food truck for a year.
Booth's (David Boreanaz) colleagues continue their probe of a federal conspiracy that has left him framed for murder in the new episode "The Lance to the Heart." FBI Special Agent Aubrey (guest star John Boyd) assists them, with the distinctive DNA of a murder victim providing some major clues. Rance Howard, father of actor-director Ron and actor Clint, is among the guest stars. Emily Deschanel, TJ Thyne and Michaela Conlin also star.
The Biggest Loser
Home may be where the heart is, but it's also where the scale is as one contestant goes back to his or her residence -- with his or her trainer -- in the new episode "The Lottery." The situation is challenging for all concerned, including those at the ranch who must stay focused on their weight-loss mission while the trainer is absent. No one is under stress more than the one who went home, though: Only that person's weight will be counted for the whole team.
A battle of longtime NFC North foes is on tap tonight at Lambeau Field, where Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers welcome in Matt Cassel and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes, 5-10 a year ago, certainly got their 2014 off on the right foot in the season opener with a 34-6 shellacking of the Rams in St. Louis. The defending division champion Packers, meanwhile, took it on the chin in Week 1, getting stomped by the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, 36-16, in Seattle.
The title of the new episode "The State of the Union" refers not only to the speech Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) is about to give, but also to other matters ... especially since Mellie (Bellamy Young) is in the national spotlight over a recent tragedy. Mary McCormack ("In Plain Sight") and Josh Randall ("Ed") guest star as a couple whose involvement in the gun-control debate could be of use to Fitz's administration, as Cyrus (Jeff Perry) recognizes.
In a new episode called "Jungle," a hipster from Decatur, Ga., competes with a former lawyer now running his family doughnut business in Nashville, Tenn., and one of the owners of a Redding, Calif., doughnut shop in the elimination round, which features fried chicken as the mystery ingredient. The two victors then vie for the $10,000 grand prize in a jungle-themed showdown. Elizabeth Falkner, Duff Goldman and David Rocco are the judges.
As the drama's second season opens, "The Plague" describes the problem faced by Francis and Mary (Toby Regbo, Adelaide Kane) as they start ruling France. The Black Plague spreads across the country to the castle, with Francis ending up among those in quarantine along with Lola (Anna Popplewell). Despite the crisis, Mary and Catherine (Megan Follows) get new challenges to their power. Greer (Celina Sinden) is stunned by Leith's (Jonathan Keltz) new romance.
An Americanization of England's "Broadchurch," this new mystery series stars David Tennant -- also of the original show -- as a detective in a coastal town whose residents are impacted by a youngster's murder. "Episode 1" introduces an ensemble cast also including Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Michael Pena, Nick Nolte and Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook"). "Broadchurch" creator Chris Chibnall is a writer and executive producer here.
Anne Heche is an executive producer of this new comedy, but she leaves the on-camera funny to "Private Practice" alum Kate Walsh, playing ... well, a bad judge, at least in terms of much of her personal conduct. She commands respect in her courtroom, though. A youngster (Theodore Barnes) whose parents she sent to jail may prove a positive influence on her after-hours behavior. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay also are among the executive producers of the show's "Pilot."