Stuart's (David Alan Basche) sister, Nicki (Leah Remini), raises some eyebrows when she returns home from her extended European vacation with a new female lover in tow in the new episode "The Forty Year Old Her-Gin" (which must set some kind of record for longest reach to make a pun). Holly (Kristen Johnston), inspired by Nicki's free-spirited example, decides to try dating within her own gender pool, too. Donald Faison, Wayne Knight and Kelly Stables also star.
PGA Tour Golf
The third of four World Golf Championships of 2015 tees off today in Akron, Ohio, where Firestone Country Club plays host to the Bridgestone Invitational. Known by golfers simply as "the Monster," the par-70 South Course plays at 7,283 yards and features a series of intimidating par 4s and a gargantuan 667-yard par-5 16th hole. Rory McIlroy, who came from three shots back to win by two here a year ago, will likely not be back to defend his title while his ankle heals.
The Astronaut Wives Club
In the wake of Gus' death, Betty Grissom (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) experiences a range of emotions in the new episode "Abort." Initially in shock over the loss, her mood turns to something else -- rage -- when she discovers the tragedy might have been prevented, sending her on a campaign to get the answers she wants from NASA. Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable, Erin Cummings, Desmond Harrington, Bret Harrison and Wilson Bethel also star.
The Big Bang Theory
The acting bug bites Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) again in "The Communication Deterioration," as she weighs auditioning for a movie against staying focused on the job that is going so well for her in the pharmaceutical business. An invitation for Raj (Kunal Nayyar) to develop a potential message for space aliens prompts a debate between him and his pals over how he should respond. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg also star.
Beauty and the Beast
Ready to give up? That doesn't sound like Cat (Kristin Kreuk), but after the events she experienced in the course of her wedding plans, she's convinced she'll be ineffective against the danger that remains at hand in the new episode "Cat's Out of the Bag." Dismayed to see her in that state, Vincent (Jay Ryan) joins with J.T., Tess and Heather (Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Gale Anderson) to convince Cat that she still can get the job done.
Yes, it's a traditional food staple, but that doesn't mean you want to end up wearing it. "It's the Macaroni & Cheese Bomb!" describes how those who answer questions incorrectly could be "decorated" in this episode, as host Tom Papa oversees the competition that turns wrong responses into the fuses that set off said bomb. Innocent bystanders also could wind up with clothing bathed in pasta, thanks to the force of the detonation.
Let's be honest, shall we? If past seasons are any indication, more than once in the coming weeks we're going to find ourselves asking an obvious question: "How the heck did this bozo ever make it onto 'Project Runway'?" That's one of the reasons this one-hour casting special is always essential viewing before diving into the new season, which immediately follows. Judges and past contestants help thin the herd of applicants who hope to make it into the final 16 featured designers of Season 14.
"Fear My Skills, and My Heels" is quite a mantra for a woman from Dallas -- and quite a title for this new episode -- as she puts her kitchen prowess up against that of chefs including Brian Malarkey. Before she gets to the round that features him, the stay-at-home mom faces five other cooking professionals in her quest to emerge $100,000 richer as the hour's winner. Adam Richman is the host.
This series has an undercurrent of serious themes along with its humor, but it leans farther than usual toward gravity in "Three Smiles and an Unpainted Ceiling" -- due to a sudden death. Christy and Bonnie (Anna Faris, Allison Janney) are shaken by the unexpected loss, and they try to help each other come to terms with it. Beverly D'Angelo returns in her recurring guest role.
Beyond Scared Straight
After being caught on video attacking his own mother, 14-year-old Dylan gets a taste of his own brutal medicine as he is detained for what seems like an endless overnight stay at South Carolina's Richland County Jail in a new episode called "Richland County, SC: Final Jeopardy."
Karen (Yunjin Kim) is shocked by what a doctor's-office visit yields in the new episode "Unreliable Witness," which also sees a plan by Joss (Jes Macallan) to get the goods on Calista (Jennifer Esposito) backfire. Lucy (guest star Corinne Massiah) continues to have reservations about the relationship of April and Blair (Rochelle Aytes, guest star Brian White). Harry (Brett Tucker) helps Marc (Rob Mayes) cope with resurfaced troubles.
In "David and Mia," Will Mellor ("Broadchurch") plays a novice at online dating -- and his initial experience doesn't seem encouraging. The woman he's chosen (Oona Chaplin, "Game of Thrones") decides she wants out, until his reaction turns out to be much different from what she had anticipated. Following immediately is the show's season finale, which flips the equation between the characters ... as indicated by the episode title "Mia and David."