Dinner at Eight
She just wants a nice dinner party. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so. Wealthy socialite Millicent Jordan (Billie Burke) is anxious about her upcoming party, and when her husband (Lionel Barrymore) insists she invite a businessman and his wife (Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow), whom he wants to get money from to save his business, Millicent is not happy. But she agrees -- which makes for a rather unpleasant meal. Marie Dressler and John Barrymore co-star.
Masters of Illusion
The saw-the-lady-in-half trick is one of the staples of magic, and it's likely that some variation on it wll be part of the new episode "Selbit Sawing." The half-hour's showcased illusionists include Jan Rouven, Jonathon Pendragon, Ed Alonzo, Christopher Hart, David Zirbel and Michael Grandinetti. Dean Cain -- no stranger to generating illusions since he "flew" as a television Superman -- is the host.
Last Man Standing
April (guest star Christina Moore), Vanessa's (Nancy Travis) sister who has no worries about imposing on others, shows up again in "April, Come She Will." She has some big news, too: She wants to be a mom. Mike's (Tim Allen) prank against Chuck (Jonathan Adams) at Outdoor Man has a surprising result. Hector Elizondo, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever and Amanda Fuller also star.
Bering Sea Gold
As the hit reality series returns for Season 4, so do many of the familiar faces. Emily Riedel, having proven her credibility as a captain last season, has a brand-new, state-of-the-art ice dredge, but a ton of debt as well. Her father, Steve, has seen his own dredge repossessed, but he's hoping for a comeback. Aboard the Reaper, the Kellys, who used to work for Steve but have severed ties with him, plan to keep business in the family this season.
A musical force to be reckoned with -- as is reconfirmed to the world each New Year's Day, in the orchestra's traditional holiday program -- is showcased in the new episode "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014." Pianist Lang Lang is the featured soloist as guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, in his debut with the Philharmonic, leads the performers in the open-air setting of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace.
Kill Your Darlings
Daniel Radcliffe continues his determined and very bold crusade to make fans stop thinking of him as a certain boy wizard as he tackles the role of gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in his 1940s college years, when he falls in love with bohemian Columbia University classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). The 2013 period drama didn't reap "Harry Potter"-sized returns at the box office, but Radcliffe and DeHaan both received warm reviews for their performances.
History explorer Don Wildman visits an historic Boston residence that was involved in one of the gutsiest escapes from slavery in history, and examines a magnificent ancient oak tree on Hatteras Island (N.C.) that has been linked to accounts of witchcraft. Later, he checks out New Jersey's Holmdel Horn antenna, which provided the key to Nobel Prize-winning research into how the universe began, in the new episode "Escape From Slavery, A Witch on Hatteras Island, The Horn That Made a Big Bang."
A company called Merlin Entertainment hires the Daniels Wood Land team to create the first-ever, interactive North American version of the "Dungeon" attraction in San Francisco's historic Fisherman's Wharf. On another project in Huntsville, Ala., the guys install a 3,000-year-old timeline log at an animal park.
There's a new and fierce female pilot at the controls as this hit reality series returns for Season 2 with familiar faces Ken Cage, Danny Thompson, daredevil Mike Kennedy and cowboy of the sky Kevin Lacey. Joining them this season is Lacey's young apprentice, Heather Sterzick, a stunt pilot with a military background.
In the new episode "The Busy Flea," Thackery (Clive Owen) is asked to perform reconstructive surgery on an old flame and assigns Chickering and Gallinger (Michael Angarano, Eric Johnson) to try new experimental techniques on pigs. Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) goes to unusual lengths to pay off a debt and recover a missing tooth. After Edwards (Andre Holland) has a bad day at work, he vents his frustrations at a local bar. Juliet Rylance also stars.