2015 U.S. Open Tennis
The tennis year's final Grand Slam tournament plays out over the next two weeks beginning today when the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., plays host to the U.S. Open. Marin Cilic will defend his singles title on the men's side from a field including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, while on the women's Serena Williams will take on all comers, including Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova.
2 Broke Girls
It can pay to look good -- or so Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) hope, as they become Nash's (guest star Austin Falk) managers in trying to launch his modeling career in "And the Look of the Irish." They expect that if he's successful, they'll profit, too. Sophie and Oleg (Jennifer Coolidge, Jonathan Kite) try to keep their hands off each other for the month before their wedding. Sandra Bernhard returns in her guest role.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
For a new episode called "Star Spangled Magic," featured magicians including Riley Siegler, Jade, Ran'D Shine and David Roth attempt to perform feats of illusion that their veteran hosts are not able to figure out after only one viewing. Any magicians who pull off that trick wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. British TV personality Jonathan Ross serves as host.
Can this series reinvent itself with Melissa Rivers taking over the host chair once held by her tart-tongued mother, Joan? You can bet many people will be watching tonight's assessment of fashions at MTV's Video Music Awards as the show returns after a long hiatus with the younger Rivers joining Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, plus guest stars Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes. "Police" was rocked last spring as Kathy Griffin, who took over as host after Joan Rivers' death, bailed after just seven episodes.
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
After making it through the first elimination, the seven remaining young chefs must put their own spin on a fast food classic in a new episode called "Fast Food Feud." Food critic and Internet video star Daymon Patterson ("Daym Drops") joins Rachael Ray to judge the cook-off results.
So You Think You Can Dance
Although the dancers on this show are competitors, it gets harder every week to say goodbye to the eliminated performers, so expect emotions to run high in the new episode "Top 6 Perform and Elimination," as one dancer each is cut from Team Stage and Team Street. Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo don't have much voice in who those hapless hoofers will be, but they're sure to have consoling words for them.
American Ninja Warrior
In the new episode "The Vegas Finals," the top finishers from the regional finals face a truly daunting new challenge: a four-stage course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. In Stage One alone, that means they'll have to undertake new obstacles called the Double Shock and the Sonic Curve if they are to have any shot at that million-dollar grand prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila join co-host Kristine Leahy.
Big Blue Live
Talk about reality television! This new three-night event, a OBS-BBC co-production, showcases the rejuvenation of Monterey Bay, Calif., where marine creatures now thrive in a once-endangered ecosystem, by providing live (in many markets) streaming of these sea creatures feeding. Tonight's premiere follows migrating whales, sharks and even various birds as they join sea otters and sea lions that call Monterey Bay home. The hour also includes supplemental filmed footage.
A Patch of Blue
This 1965 film stars Elizabeth Hartman as Selina, a young blind woman. While sitting in a park, Selina meets Gordon (Sidney Poitier), a black man who takes an instant liking to her. The two become close friends as Gordon teaches her ways to be independent. Shelley Winters won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her heart-rending performance as Selina's abusive mother, who ruins Selina's self-esteem.
The Odd Couple
If the aim of yoga is peace and relaxation, Felix (Thomas Lennon) clearly missed out on that information, as indicated by the episode <7>Enlightening Strikes.<8> His way of substitute-teaching such a class agitates everyone in attendance, including Emily (Lindsay Sloane) and a man named Steve (song-parody master Weird Al Yankovic, in a guest role). Regis Philbin also guest stars in a subplot about Oscar (Matthew Perry) getting trapped on the subway.
Walter (Elyes Gabel) and the rest of Team Scorpion go on a cruise ship together, but it's not for the sake of pleasure: They're trying to locate and disable some deadly rockets that have been stolen. As Valentine's Day approaches, Ralph (Riley B. Smith) turns to Happy and Toby (Jadyn Wong, Eddie Kaye Thomas) for advice on how to handle his first crush in "Love Boat." Katharine McPhee also stars.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Most people know Bill Nye as "the Science Guy," thanks to his efforts to educate kids -- and the public at large, really -- about the exciting possibilities of science. In this new episode, however, we'll see whether Nye might earn a second reputation as "the Comedy Chap" when he joins cast regulars Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest star Greg Proops, for some improv games. Host Aisha Tyler ("Archer") awards points and declares a winner at the end of each episode.