Host Conan O'Brien makes no bones about what it is that motivated him to take his late-nite show to San Diego for four consecutive nights while Comic-Con is in progress. (The answer: lots of chicks in Wonder Woman costumes). All kidding aside, it seems like a natural opportunity for the talk-show host with the keenest appreciation of the surreal and absurd. Indeed, O'Brien calls this special event "taking the show not just to the next level, but seven levels higher." Break out those golden lassos, ladies!
PGA Tour Golf
The PGA Tour continues its northern swing, touching down in Silvis, Ill., for the John Deere Classic. A field including Steve Stricker, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and defending champion Brian Harman will challenge the 7,080-yard, par-71 TPC Deere Run and its tree-lined fairways and dramatic elevation changes. Harman shot a 5-under 66 in the final round a year ago to edge Johnson by a stroke and register his first Tour victory.
The Astronaut Wives Club
Some new astronauts' wives enter the picture as the Mercury missions give way to the start of the Gemini project in the new episode "Liftoff." Among them: Susan Borman and Jane Conrad (respectively played by guest stars Antonia Bernath and Haley Strode). The situation signals changes for some of the couples, particularly Trudy and Gordon Cooper (Odette Annable, Bret Harrison), and Marge and Deke Slayton (Erin Cummings, Kenneth Mitchell). Yvonne Strahovski also stars.
The Big Bang Theory
Will Sheldon (Jim Parsons) be among the first people on Mars? It's possible, as "The Colonization Application" makes Amy (Mayim Bialik) unhappy to learn he's applied for that role without consulting her. Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) is unsettled by her belated Valentine's Day gift from Leonard (Johnny Galecki). Raj (Kunal Nayyar) takes advantage of Emily's (guest star Laura Spencer) absence from her apartment to do a bit of ill-advised investigating.
Beauty and the Beast
Cat's (Kristin Kreuk) orders to take on a new partner make her suspect Bob and Carol (guest stars Alan Van Sprang and Natasha Henstridge) have a hand in trying to separate her from Vincent (Jay Ryan) in the new episode "The Most Dangerous Beast." JT's (Austin Basis) effort to adjust to his new powers gets increasingly complicated, especially when he learns the trade-off for his having them. Nina Lisandrello and Nicole Gale Anderson also star.
No engaged couple should count on being able to use the potential explosive in the new episode "It's the Wedding Cake Bomb!" for their nuptials. The confection and its contents are primed to slime anyone nearby, as contestants have to answer questions correctly or risk detonating the cake. Host Tom Papa stands by as the participants try to avoid leaving the game covered in icing ... and, in this case, perhaps a bride-and-groom ornament as well.
Designing websites and facing off against professional chefs are two very different pursuits, as a contestant from San Diego learns firsthand in the new episode "You're in the Big Leagues Now." First, he vies against five experts whose specialties cover a wide range, then he goes up against celebrity chef Eric Greenspan. If he makes it through all the rounds, he could win as much as $100.000. Adam Richman is the host.
Christy (Anna Faris) has much to make up to others for, but she decides to give it her best shot in "Soapy Eyes and a Clean Slate." Setting things totally right with Baxter (Matt Jones) proves a particular challenge. Similarly, Bonnie (Allison Janney) tries to generate a clean slate with Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Nate Corddry, Sadie Calvano and Mimi Kennedy also star.
Beyond Scared Straight
April (Rochelle Aytes) is excited by the prospect of a date with Blair (guest star Brian White), while Karen (Yunjin Kim) wonders how she'll get along with Vivian and Alec (Sonja Bennett, Ed Quinn) going forward, in the new episode "Threesomes." Calista's (Jennifer Esposito) ongoing ties to Luca (guest star Noam Jenkins) set her up for more heartache. When Scott (guest star Justin Hartley) asks for his ring back, Joss (Jes Macallan) gets a shock.
A British import, this new anthology series offers stories of first dates and the circumstances behind them. In the opening episode, "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. Another new episode follows.
This new special captures dramatic, never-before-seen footage that sheds new light on shark behavior, particularly in terms of how they grow up, court and conduct their social lives. The latest 4K and high-speed camera technology was incorporated to film 13 shark species around the globe.