In the new episode "Lebanon: The Power of Peace," Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller travel to Lebanon, hoping to initiate a free change of ideas between supporters of Hezbollah and nationalist opponents. They also tour bullet-riddled Beirut, visit some Syrian refugees and explore Byblos, widely regarded as the oldest city in the world.
After starting last week, the new game show continues its run nightly through Thursday, putting contestants to the test of answering you-know-how-many questions. The catch is that if someone misses three in a row, he or she is out of the competition. CNN newsman Richard Quest is the host of the program, which intends to be challenging -- but not so much that viewers will feel the queries are so far over their heads that they can't play along.
Combining newly unearthed fossils and cutting-edge CGI technology, Jeremy Wade brings horrifying prehistoric beasts back to life in his search for the greatest river monster of all time. This special two-hour extended director's cut features new reports and previously unseen footage in the new episode "Jurassic-Sized Prehistoric Terror."
2 Broke Girls
After making a fiery exit from "Dallas" -- in what turned out to be one of that series update's last scenes -- Jesse Metcalfe is a guest star in "And the DJ Face." He plays said DJ, Sebastian, who spins the discs for a grocery-store chain ... to the dismay of Max (Kat Dennings), who has been enjoying weekly hookups with him. Beth Behrs, Jennifer Coolidge and Matthew Moy also star.
The masterful actor James Cromwell ("Babe," "The Sum of All Fears") shares a role with his son John in this 2011 drama. James plays the older incarnation of a World War II soldier who never has discussed his military experience since actually serving -- until he strikes a deal with his grandson (a part also split between two actors, Jonathan Bennett and Jackson Bond) to relate the stories behind three of his wartime mementos.
American Ninja Warrior
Who has the right stuff to endure obstacle courses in various localities across the country, then in Las Vegas for the finals? The quest begins in California with "Venice Qualifying," the series' Season 7 premiere. Returning hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila have a new on-air partner this time, Kristine Leahy of CBS Sports. Baltimore Ravens veteran Brendon Ayanbadejo and current Seattle Seahawks player Jon Ryan make their debuts as contenders.
The program's new visit to Charleston, S.C., concludes at the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History at Marshall University, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Rafael Eledge to survey cigarette booklets from the Civil War. The items appraised include a collection of memorabilia from playwright Noel Coward that he gave to someone himself, and a late-19th-century W.S. Young oil painting of West Virginia's Greenbrier River.
Mike & Molly
A fishing excursion intended only for men becomes a much different trek when Carl (Reno Wilson) brings Victoria (Katy Mixon) along in "Gone Cheatin'." Mike (Billy Gardell) isn't happy about that unexpected addition to the list of participants, giving the occasion a tense tone that might even keep the fish from biting. Melissa McCarthy, Swoosie Kurtz and Nyambi Nyambi also star.
Shahs of Sunset
As the rest of the group packs in preparation to depart for Reza's destination wedding in Thailand, Mike decides to meet with GG to discuss the rumors that have been swirling for months. As for the trip itself, it's a combination of romance and drama (as usual) that finds Asifa and Bobby approaching the breaking point in their relationship while 8,000 miles from home in the new episode "Big Trouble in Little Phuket."
Nothing less than the start of World War III hangs in the balance as the team gets involved in covert peace talks in "Once Bitten, Twice Die." If the effort by Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his colleagues fails, Eastern Europe could erupt in chaos that eventually engulfs other governments and military forces globally. Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.
Three of the most imposing Pitmasters from previous seasons return to battle for a $50,000 grand prize in the new episode "Revenge Ham," which requires the cooks to use fresh ham and cowboy steak. That's bad news for Texas beef guy Buzzie Hughes, who expects to ace the steak challenge but has far less experience with ham. In that latter category, David Bouska and Michael Character rekindle an old rivalry. Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone and Moe Cason are the judges.
Following a brutal defeat at the Alamo, the fearless Texas Rangers under the command of Gen. Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) wage a battle for revenge against the Mexican troops of the ruthless Gen. Santa Anna (Olivier Martinez) in this epic five-part, 10-hour historical miniseries premiering tonight. The huge cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson.