Sue (Eden Sher) is looking forward to the new school year now that Axl (Charlie McDermott) won't be around to make her life miserable. The same can't be said for Brick (Atticus Shaffer), who's dreading middle school because of bathroom bullying. Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is jealous when she learns Axl is returning Mike's (Neil Flynn) texts but ignoring hers in "Change in the Air."
My Wild Affair
"The Ape Who Went to College" is not just the catchy title of this new episode, it's also the fact when it comes to the hour's subject. That would be Chantek, who was treated just like a human youngster at an American university during the 1970s and 1980s. Educated in sign language at the time, the orangutan now resides among his own at Zoo Atlanta, though his reassimilation wasn't exactly easy.
A school talent show has different family members considering showing off their respective talents in "Kara-Te." Barry (Troy Gentile) intends to display his martial-arts skills, but Murray and Beverly (Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey) have differing opinions about it. Erica (Hayley Orrantia) plans to go a more traditional route by singing, with Pops' (George Segal) support. "Saturday Night Live" alum Tim Meadows guest stars.
Espionage -- Dunphy- and Pritchett-style, that is -- infuses "iSpy." Claire and Phil (Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell) keep an eye on Luke and Manny (Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez) while the boys spend time with a somewhat disreputable friend. Gloria (Sofia Vergara) is angry with Jay (Ed O'Neill) over his dreaming about another woman, though he thinks she's mad about something else. Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) holds back some gossip from Cam (Eric Stonestreet).
John (Goran Visnjic) senses that something is amiss with Molly (Halle Berry), but that doesn't necessarily mean she's going to tell him what it is, in the new episode "Wish You Were Here." She's not sure she's ready to inform him about her pregnancy, nor for the inevitable questions that would follow. The couple also has to deal with the concerns of other parents after Ethan (Pierce Gagnon) spends his first day at school.
In the season premiere, "So You Wanna Be a Doll?," with the new competition season looming, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams begins building a new team with annual tryouts, where even veteran dancers must prove they still have the right stuff to be a Dancing Doll. Tamia challenges Camryn for the head co-captain position, while Crystianna battles her nerves as she prepares her very first solo.
When Logan Sanders (Brendan Hines) is summoned to the SEC for questioning, Harvey (Gabriel Macht) tries to seize the opportunity to put an end to the takeover of Gillis Industries. Mike (Patrick J. Adams) keeps playing hardball, however, and Louis (Rick Hoffman) thinks he sees a chance to make a name for himself by riding to the rescue in the new episode "Litt the Hell Up." Elsewhere, Rachel (Meghan Markle) pays the price for her moment of weakness. Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty also star.
A diner owner (guest star Jennifer Irwin) dies in a fire at her business in the new episode "Abandoned." The killer is thought at first to be the victim's ex-convict son (guest star Max Lloyd Jones). However, the perpetrator actually is a vengeful ex-employee (guest star Zoe De Grand'Maison) who was starting a romance with the son. Angie and Vega (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira) probe how the mother's overprotectiveness may have become a motive for murder.
As the team heads for Arizona on the trail of a methodical killer who is devolving rapidly, speculation grows that Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) is in the running to become the new BAU unit chief. Camryn Manheim guest stars in "The Inspiration." Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore and Matthew Gray Gubler also star.
While they continue tracking Eleanor (Franka Potente), Sonya and Marco (Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir) make a decidedly unsettling discovery in a new episode called "Sorrowsworn." Charlotte's (Annabeth Gish) business takes a serious hit. Eva and Linder (Stephanie Sigman, Thomas M. Wright) are reunited. Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios also star.
Sex in the Wild
The reproductive habits of orangutans are surveyed in a new episode titled -- well, "Orangutans." Joy Reidenberg and Mark Evans travel to Borneo to observe how the so-called "super-male" lords it over both males and females. However, the female also has some of her own wiles when it comes to mating, though the male has his way of circumventing that. Of special note here is how much time the orangutan devotes to raising one child.
An assault on a prison van leaves two female inmates dead and sets four free in the new episode "Ambush." One of the fugitives (guest star Erin Wilhelmi) witnessed the murder of Cat's (Chyler Leigh) father, giving the police detective added incentive to join the hunt. Eventually, with Leo (Jacky Ido) by her side, Cat gets new information about her dad's fate. Ally Walker, James Colby and Jennifer Esposito also star.