Geeks Who Drink
Veteran voice actor John DiMaggio has had many successes during his long career, including his current gig as Jake the dog on "Adventure Time," but he earned a place among the angels with many fans for his years as Bender the robot on "Futurama." The new episode "John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli" finds DiMaggio and his team, On a Bender, trying to take down the handsome star of NBC's "Grimm" and team Hot Pub Time Machine. Zachary Levi ("Chuck") is host.
How can pet owners keep in touch with their animals while they're away? A Spokane, Wash., tween has come up with a way, involving video chats, and she pitches it to the Sharks in this episode. Also, a T-shirt marketer from New York seeks an investment by emphasizing the profits already made and the celebrities the product has lured. Barbara Corcoran highlights her annual Utah skiing retreat for entrepreneurs she's helped in advancing their respective businesses.
Plenty of suspects -- thousands, in fact -- await Holmes and Watson's (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) perusal after a debt collector is killed in "Hemlock." Lots of people owed the victim money, and any of them might have wanted him eliminated. Andrew (guest star Raza Jaffrey) invites Watson to meet his father (guest star Brian George), a clear sign of where he believes their relationship stands. Amy Hargreaves also guest stars.
Masters of Illusion
There's something fishy -- come on, we had to -- about a new episode titled "Perception, Piranhas and Pendragon," with part of the magic involving those dangerous little dwellers of the deep who have extremely sharp and lethal teeth. Host Dean Cain introduces illusionists Tommy Wind, Jason Andrews, Mark Bennick, Barry and Stuart, Murray SawChuck, Farrell Dillion and Jonathan Pendragon (with the latter rating high enough to be named in the title).
It's never easy to grow up in the shadow of a famous parent, but it's even worse when that parent is one of the great Disney villains in this new 2015 musical fantasy directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. As Ben (Mitchell Hope), the idealistic son of Belle and the Beast, prepares to take the throne, he opens his kingdom's prep school to the offspring of such baddies as Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth) and the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), along with a chance to prove their true mettle. Maz Jobrani also stars.
In the aftermath of a gruesome murder, Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating) examines the surprising victim in the new episode "Ostinato in White." Meanwhile, Nolan and Irisa (Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas) track the unusual beast that is stalking Defiance, and Amanda (Julie Benz) is reluctant to welcome back Stahma (Jaime Murray). T'evgin (Conrad Coates) has an unsettling epiphany about his daughter.
Former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and ex-crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary return for their summer season with the new episode "Off the Beaten Path," which finds the partners and their team traveling into the remote areas of Spartanburg County, S.C., to investigate the case of a couple who was shot to death in their own home.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
"Jeff Davis 3" finds the actor, comic and impressionist returning to spar with cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie in a series of spontaneous, improvisatory games and songs driven by suggestions from the studio audience. Aisha Tyler ("Archer") is the host.
Action-movie specialist Luc Besson ("Taken," "The Transporter") skillfully merges sci-fi and espionage in this clever story of a woman -- smartly played by Scarlett Johansson -- whose mental and physical skills increase dramatically after she ingests some of the dangerous drug she's forced to transport. She becomes a one-woman army, and those who are on her list for revenge can only be doomed. Morgan Freeman plays a professor who offers background on what causes the titanic change in our heroine. Analeigh Tipton ("Manhattan Love Story") has a supporting role.
Kono (Grace Park) is imperiled when she suddenly can identify a criminal who's been anonymous to the team previously in "Powehiwehi" (Hawaiian for "Blackout"). She has other concerns as well, since she believes the less-than-legal past of Adam's (Ian Anthony Dale) family may have a negative impact on her future with him. Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos") guest stars in the tale directed by actor Peter Weller ("RoboCop").
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Four years after the show's initial season was made in England -- though it took until last year for it to air in America -- Season 2 began with "Phone-y Business." Comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller again try to guess how would-be magicians make their magic. Those who "fool" the duo get to appear with them in their Las Vegas act. Original series host Jonathan Ross also returns. Contestants here include one nicknamed "The Shocker."
In "The Fearsome Dr. Crane," Don Maroni (guest star David Zayas) decides to take Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) on a trip to test his loyalty after Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) spills one of Oswald's secrets. Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) track a killer who chooses his victims from persons who suffer from crippling phobias. Morena Baccarin also guest stars.