2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is down to its Final Four, with two games tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis determining which teams will meet in the national championship game on Monday. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will call the action.
My Cat From Hell
"Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy continues his missions of mercy to help owners of fractious felines as a new 10-episode season opens with "My Boyfriend vs. My Cat." Model and social media star Adrianne Curry needs help with her savage cat, Billy Shears, who terrorizes her boyfriend, Todd, when he isn't destroying their 1920s vintage Art Deco apartment with his scratching.
Holiday travel can be complicated enough, but try being an NCIS agent working a case while stuck in the middle of it. DiNozzo and Bishop (Michael Weatherly. Emily Wickersham) find themselves in that situation -- along with Bishop's NSA-lawyer husband (guest star Jamie Bamber) -- in "Grounded." A terrorist threat impacts many airports just as Thanksgiving transit reaches its peak. Veteran character actress Edie McClurg also guest stars.
Veteran actor Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") has fared well with playing television fathers: Not only does he recur as Tim Allen's on "Last Man Standing," he turns up here as Rainn Wilson's in "Enemy of My Enemies." The elder Backstrom is a sheriff who joins his estranged son in probing an oil-pipeline explosion. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs") also guest stars as the younger Backstrom's ex-fiancee. Dennis Haysbert also stars.
As Middleton braces itself for an approaching blizzard, Cassie and Grace (Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) both sense that bad weather isn't the worst thing in the offing. As tensions next door escalate once again between Sam (James Denton) and his headstrong son, Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond), Cassie begins to intuit that the pregnancy of a visitor (guest star Alex Paxton-Beesley) to Grey House may be experiencing some complications. Anthony Lemke also stars in the new episode "The Storm."
Clint Eastwood might seem an odd choice to direct the screen version of the hit musical about the Four Seasons, but he does stay true to showcasing the tunes generated by lead singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for the role on Broadway) and his comrades. Christopher Walken is the biggest name in the cast, as a mobster with ties to the group. The real-life Valli is an executive producer of the film, whose soundtrack includes such hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Sherry."
College co-ed Paige York (Daveigh Chase) develops a burning crush on one of her professors, Dr. Lucas Emery (Rick Roberts), but things don't take a scary turn until Paige gets hired to care for Dr. Emery's wife, Gabby (Sydney Penny). Gabby is struggling with multiple sclerosis, but the greater danger to her welfare by far is Paige's growing conviction that she, not Gabby, is the professor's true soulmate -- and nothing will get between Paige and the wedding of her dreams. Colin Macphee also stars in this 2014 TV movie.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
A visit to New York by Atlanta's deputy chief (returning guest star Harry Hamlin) and one of his detectives (guest star Dreama Walker) takes a very unexpected turn in "Forgiving Rollins." The detective initially claims she's been sexually assaulted, but offers a different account when Benson (Mariska Hargitay) arrives. It's up to Rollins (Kelli Giddish) to clarify the case, possibly on a courtroom stand, when she realizes her own ties to it.
Veteran actor Paul Sorvino ("Goodfellas ") guest stars as Murray's (Jeff Garlin) estranged father in "The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet." Adam (Sean Giambrone) tries to facilitate a reunion between them. Barry (Troy Gentile) dreams of fame after being pitched by a modeling representative, and Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) tries to ensure that those dreams come true. George Segal also stars.
In an Instant
Those who remember the 1985 movie "Witness" will recall Harrison Ford using a silo and its contents to outwit some of the bad guys. A similar situation is all too real for an imperiled man in the new episode "In an Instant: Buried Alive," as he's trapped under several feet of corn when a shelf breaks at his family's Iowa farm. With his father otherwise occupied, he only can hope he'll be found and rescued before he suffocates.
Someone is working against the CIA from the inside, and unless Team Scorpion can figure out who it is in time, deadly chemicals may be released into the atmosphere in "Charades." Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his cohorts have to apply all their abilities to determine the identity of the mole. Paige (Katharine McPhee) believes that entails helping Walter improve his social skills. Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas also star.
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Charlaine Harris, who penned the wildly successful "True Blood" series of supernatural thrillers, had another literary success with her mystery novels following the exploits of smalltown librarian and master sleuth Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure). In this 2015 TV movie adaptation of the first Teagarden mystery, premiering concurrently on Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Aurora tries to unravel a murder mystery after a close friend unexpectedly dies. Marilu Henner also stars.