PGA Tour Golf
Trump National in Doral, Fla., is the scene for the WGC Cadillac Championship, the first of four World Golf Championships on the 2015 calendar. The field for the single-elimination event consists of players from the top of the Official World Ranking and the money lists/Order of Merit from the six main professional tours. Patrick Reed is the defending champion.
That Gal... Who Was in That Thing
Filmmakers Brian Volk-Weiss and Ian Roumain follow up their 2012 documentary "That Guy... Who Was in That Thing" with this 2015 companion piece, which features eight character actresses sharing their experiences making it in the movie industry. The featured performers include Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds"), Roma Maffia ("Nip/Tuck"), Catherine Hicks ("7th Heaven"), Cristine Rose ("How I Met Your Mother") and Roxanne Hart ("Chicago Hope").
It's all about Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) -- well, almost all -- in the new episode "The Distance." She undertakes the operation on Dr. Herman (guest star Geena Davis), but the surgery is trickier than anticipated. Compounding the pressure on Amelia is the audience of doctors observing the procedure. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) has doubts about Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), who assumes a case of Dr. Herman's. Marla Sokoloff ("The Practice") also guest stars.
The Vampire Diaries
On their birthday, Liv and Luke (guest stars Penelope Mitchell and Chris Brochu) make an appeal to someone very specific -- their father -- to let Jo and Kai (guest stars Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Chris Wood) substitute for them in the merge ceremony in "Prayer for the Dying." Elena, Stefan and Damon (Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) share Caroline's (Candice Accola) vigil over her mother at the hospital. Michael Trevino also stars.
The new episode "Manolis" finds that character -- played by Brian Cox -- doing what he can to resolve things for all concerned in the aftermath of the slap. He tries to bring Harry and Aisha (Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton) back together, and when his efforts fall short, he goes on a drinking binge that has an unexpected outcome. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Melissa George and Thomas Sadoski also star.
Teams with postseason hopes make up this TNT doubleheader, which gets going in Chicago, where Derrick Rose and the Central Division-leading Bulls get their first look of the season at Kevin Durant and the on-the-bubble Oklahoma City Thunder. Then, Western Conference foes collide as LaMarcus Aldridge and the Northwest-leading Portland Trail Blazers host Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, teams that have split the first two games between them this year.
The Odd Couple
Wanting to score points with Casey (guest star Leslie Bibb), Oscar (Matthew Perry) hastily puts a surprise party together for Felix's (Thomas Lennon) birthday in a new episode aptly titled "The Birthday Party." The upshot is that Oscar almost forgot completely about Felix's special day. NBA star Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets guest stars as himself.
The First 48
The clock on the all-important 48-hour period starts counting down as detectives in Tulsa, Okla., encounter a neighborhood under siege by young thugs after a man is killed in his home by a stray gunshot in a new episode called "Stray Shot." The unexpected but rampant violence only complicates their desperate attempts to find the killers before even more blood is shed.
Washington, D.C. frequently gets national attention -- and it does so for an unfortunate reason in the new episode "The Lawn Chair." A tragedy occurs that has people talking, and not just domestically. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and his inner circle have to decide what to do about the vice presidency. Courtney B. Vance ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") guest stars. Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young also star.
Sam (Jared Padalecki), in a bid to get Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of the bunker, persuades him to help investigate an odd case in which people disappear -- leaving behind only their clothes. At first, the brothers suspect fairies or angels are involved, then discover Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson) from the Grimm fairy tale is turning the victims into their younger selves at the behest of the wicked witch (guest star Lesley Nicol, "Downton Abbey") in "About a Boy."
Veteran actor Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") is faring well with playing television fathers: Not only does he recur as Tim Allen's on "Last Man Standing," he turns up here as Rainn Wilson's in the new episode "Enemy of My Enemies." The elder Backstrom is a sheriff who joins his estranged son in probing an oil-pipeline explosion. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") also guest stars as the younger Backstrom's ex-fiancee. Dennis Haysbert also stars.
In the new episode "One Man's Junk," Corey examines a baseball believed to be signed by the 1959 World Series Champion Dodgers. Rick, meanwhile, is presented with a very rare Berndt-Maurer movie camera dating back to the 1930s. Later, the Old Man gets his feathers ruffled when Rick bans any and all junk food from the shop.