Dancing With the Stars
So far this season, the competitions and the results have been bundled into a single weekly episode, but the results show becomes its own telecast again here. That's somewhat ironic, since with ever fewer contestants, there's that much more time to be able to fit everything in on Mondays. Still, hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are likely to use this extra airing to its full advantage, perhaps catching viewers who aren't available for the usual broadcast.
The murder of a Naval Intelligence-savvy ensign brings Special Agent Ned Dorneget (guest star Matt Jones) back, so he can work with Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) squad, in the new episode "Troll." Gibbs' new friendship with government lawyer Jake Malloy (returning guest star Jamie Bamber) surprises the other team members ... particularly Bishop (Emily Wickersham), Malloy's wife. Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and David McCallum also star.
Formerly the ally of Barry (Grant Gustin) and the others at the lab, Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) becomes their target instead in the new episode "The Trap." Cisco (Carlos Valdes) makes himself the bait, with potentially lethal results. Eddie (Rick Cosnett) reaches a decision about Iris (Candice Patton) that bothers Joe (Jesse L. Martin) -- not a great situation, since the two men have to work together. Danielle Panabaker also stars.
How about a meal of alligator? Or a dish of ostrich? Such are the ingredients that must be used by the remaining contestants in the new episode "9 Chefs Compete," featuring guest judges connected to an appropriately named Los Angeles restaurant: Animal. Following that challenge, Chef Gordon Ramsay assesses each of the contenders individually, with the lowest-ranked person on each team sent into a face-off ... and only one will stay.
The Day the '60s Died
The name Kent State should indicate the theme of this new documentary, recalling the still-controversial shootings of four students by National Guardsmen during a 1970 protest at the Ohio university. The program examines not only what happened there, but also related events that were occurring in Washington, D.C., and Vietnam. Interviewees include Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan, then-protester and later Devo founder Jerry Casale, and two Vietnam War veterans.
Married at First Sight
After meeting, marrying, honeymooning and moving, all in the dizzying span of only two weeks, each of the three couples prepares to ring in the new year for the first time as husband and wife in a new episode entitled, quite logically, "Happy New Year."
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Edward James Olmos continues his guest role as Robert Gonzales in the new episode "The Dirty Half Dozen," as the character agrees to join forces with Coulson (Clark Gregg) against Hydra. To say that their partnership is tenuous is an understatement, since neither trusts the other ... making both of them second-guess every move as they build their offensive. Henry Simmons, J. August Richards, Kyle MacLachlan and Dichen Lachman also guest star.
The Real Housewives of New York City
After a wild night with her single friends, Carole catches up with Heather at the High Line to discuss her dating life in the new episode "The Art of Being a Cougar." Sonja and LuAnn show up with much younger dates when Bethenny throws herself a last-minute birthday dinner. Carole flirts with LuAnn's chef, Adam, while Kristen pouts that she didn't get an invitation. Ramona mixes business with pleasure during a meeting with Peter, her restaurant partner.
NCIS: New Orleans
LaSalle (Lucas Black) tries to help his brother (guest star Clayne Crawford), who discovers his girlfriend's body in his car's trunk -- with no idea how it got there -- in the new episode "You'll Do." As a police captain (guest star Dylan Walsh, "Unforgettable") closes in, the sibling is the likeliest suspect in the death, but LaSalle remains intent on clearing him. Scott Bakula, Zoe McClellan and CCH Pounder also star.
A pregnant woman's murder concerns Liv (Rose McIver) in more ways than one in the new episode "Maternity Liv." After going about her typically brainy way of plugging into the victim's memories, Liv experiences what it's like to be an expectant mom, and the adjustment certainly poses its challenges for her. Major (Robert Buckley) is stunned by something he learns. Malcolm Goodwin, David Anders and Rahul Kohli also star.
In a new episode called "The Ultimatum," huge waves test rookie skipper Josh Harris' mettle, but they're not what really threatens to sink the Cornelia Marie. A mutinous crew on the Wizard faces off against Captain Keith. Meanwhile, on the Northwestern, an unwelcome surprise is in store for Sig.
The name Fawn has been connected to political scandals in the past, but it's this show's Fawn (guest star Zoe Lister-Jones) who's involved in one in the new episode "Panty Gate." That title suggests what the controversy swarms around, and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) makes himself a sacrificial lamb to fix the problem. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) becomes a "love doctor." Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) makes a decision about May (guest star Meaghan Rath).