2014 Tour de France
The penultimate Stage 20 of the 2014 Tour de France is a relatively short one -- a 34-mile time trial -- but it could determine who rides down the Champs-Elysees in Paris tomorrow wearing the yellow winner's jersey. The route between the southwest towns of Bergerac and Perigueux features plenty of ascents and descents and should favor riders in top form over specialists.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Their pursuit of the Clairvoyant lands Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team on a train that appears to be taking them to their deaths in "T.R.A.C.K.S." They end up in separate combinations, testing the skills of agents who might not be as experienced as others. Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge also star. Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance.
A new episode called "Food Fiends" introduces the audience to Cooper the Labrador, who loves ice cream so much that his hometown ice-cream parlor created a flavor -- peanut-butter chicken -- in his honor. Teddy, a Westie/Corgi mix, gets his head stuck in empty soda cartons and loves sucking the ears off stuffed animals around the house. Nora the cat has become a piano-playing Internet sensation, inspiring a Lithuanian conductor to write a concerto adapted from her music. Santos, the potty-mouthed parrot, is a feathered rap star.
In the new episode "Letting Go: Part Two," emotions run high as Olivia and Jack (Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal) try to derail a growing custody dispute between Eric and Shelly (Tom Stevens, guest star Hayley Sales) over their unborn child. Refusing to believe John Bowman (Charlie Carrick) is a criminal, Maryellen (Elyse Levesque) takes dramatic steps to find him. Justine (Sarah Smyth) finally stands up to Warren (Brennan Elliott) and has a candid talk with Seth (Corey Sevier) about their future together.
Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are the nominal stars of this 2013 action tale, but it's really all about the cars and the stunt drivers. The plot finds an ex-race-car driver (Hawke) forced to do the bidding of a mystery man (Jon Voight) who has kidnapped his wife (Rebecca Budig, "All My Children"). A young hacker (Gomez) with an extremely cool car becomes our hero's unlikely ally -- and thus, the chase is on.
World War I: The First Modern War
The first of four one-hour episodes in this new WWI-themed miniseries premiering tonight, "Armored Beasts" looks back at tanks, the "land ships" that were the first armored fighting machine to be used on the battlefield. Admired by Winston Churchill, head of the British Admiralty, these vehicles were designed in secrecy and adapted from a humble prototype: an American farm tractor, fitted with caterpillar tracks.
The Choking Game
Adapted from Diana Lopez's book "Choke," this 2014 issues drama revolves around Taryn, a vulnerable teenager starved for popularity, who drifts into a very dangerous game when a charismatic newcomer introduces her to the rush of being choked. Hiding her new hobby from her mother and friends -- anyone, in fact, but her "breath buddy" -- Taryn starts to see choking as a way to achieve self-control, as well as grabbing a cheap high, not realizing she is flirting with serious injury or even death. Freya Tingley and Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") star.
Her 39th-birthday plans thwarted, Meredith (Ari Graynor) regroups quickly and tries to make her own party out of Kim's (Caitlin Kimball) student-teacher-exam bash in "The Bottle," the first of two back-to-back new episodes. Trouble develops as Meredith tries to keep her old friends and her new colleagues at a distance. Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier and Sara Gilbert also star.
The Memory Book
At a flea market, a photographer (Meghan Ory, "Once Upon a Time") with a poor romantic track record stumbles upon an old photo album that appears to chronicle the blissful 1970s-era romance of a couple (Art Hindle, Adrienne Barbeau). Wanting to see whether such true love really exists, she sets out to find this mystery man and woman, joined by a charming bartender (Luke Macfarlane, "Brothers & Sisters"), in this 2014 romantic dramedy.
The WBA middleweight belt is on the line tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden, where title holder Gennady Golovkin takes on challenger Daniel Geale in a 12-round bout. Uber puncher Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) faces perhaps his toughest opponent yet in Geale (30-2, 16 KOs), a former unified champion who has defeated the likes of Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm. In the undercard, Bryant Jennings faces Mike Perez in a WBC heavyweight eliminator bout.
In the season finale, "Nashville," the posh Carlton siblings visit the country music capital of the world in Tennessee, where Poppy comes up with the spectacularly delusional notion that she should launch a new career for herself as a country-pop fusion star. George, meanwhile, gets bitten by a fish, then is forced to make an embarrassing confession when he encounters an American icon who once enflamed his adolescent fantasies.
A Russian cyberterrorist known only as Ivan (guest star Mark Ivanir, "Royal Pains") is the prime suspect in the theft of a new cyber defense asset. Red (James Spader) helps Liz (Megan Boone) unmask a major cover-up. New evidence related to Jolene's (guest star Rachel Brosnahan) disappearance helps unravel some of the mystery surrounding Tom (Ryan Eggold) in "Ivan."