Shark After Dark
Movie director, producer and actor Eli Roth ("Inglourious Basterds") takes over the hosting chores as this popular late-night series returns nightly through Thursday for its third season. Roth welcomes celebrity guests, shark fans and experts as he looks back at highlights from that day's Shark Week-themed programs and ahead to provide previews of the next day's shows.
Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) wonder whether someone in the house fears a baby is on the way when they find a discarded and empty pregnancy test box in the trash. Meanwhile, Callie (Maia Mitchell) persuades Brandon (David Lambert) to join her on a spontaneous road trip that takes them to Mexico in the new episode "Going South."
2 Broke Girls
The holiday season potentially is a great time for entrepreneurial sorts to cash in on their ideas, and Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) try to do just that in "And a Loan for Christmas." They borrow money from a bank to make T-shirts, promoting their cupcake business, for high-end retailers. A seasonal decorating contest inspires the diner workers to come up with their own version of the Nativity scene.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Four years after the show's initial season was made in England -- though it took until last year for it to air in America -- a new Season 2 begins with "Phone-y Business," as comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller again try to guess how would-be magicians make their magic. Those who "fool" the duo get to appear with them in their Las Vegas act. Original series host Jonathan Ross also returns. Contestants here include one nicknamed "The Shocker."
Four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose cake creation will earn them the $10,000 prize in a new episode that finds "DC Comics" turning to the show to find the best baker to create a centerpiece for their upcoming celebration. DC Entertainment executives Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee help determine the winner after two intense rounds that could challenge the mightiest superhero.
So You Think You Can Dance
Some contestants clearly will be happier than others by the end of this new two-hour episode, since of those summoned to Las Vegas, only 10 stage dancers and 10 street dancers will remain in "Vegas Callbacks No. 2/Top 20 Chosen." Judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe are the ones who have to make the hard decisions on who stays and who doesn't ... the results being plenty of tears and plenty of talent. Cat Deeley is the host.
Pressured for time, the hunters go in search of divine intervention to close out their season in the new episode "Of Gods & Otters." One team burns sage to help them end the bad luck that has been plaguing them, while a second team searches for inspiration from a local church. A third is determined to outdo their father by catching a massive monster.
American Ninja Warrior
The new episode "Military Qualifying" uses the battleship USS Iowa as its literal backdrop as the competition unfolds on the famous pier in San Pedro, Calif. All of the competitors are active or retired members of the Armed Forces, and they put two new obstacles -- the Log Runner and the I-Beam Cross -- to the test. This concluding qualifying round, before the show moves into its finals in various cities, is hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.
The program has been revisiting many cities lately, and the new episode "Vintage Tulsa" takes it back to Oklahoma for another comparison of antiques prices then and now. The reassessed items include a blanket that belonged to a Navajo chief and a watercolor painting done by Charles Russell in the mid-1920s ... and one of the articles re-examined during the hour has a current value of well over $100,000. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
Mike & Molly
The wonders of the Internet can have drastic effects on people, and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) becomes one of them in "Buy the Book." Anxious to see if people are purchasing her literary debut, she keeps returning to the book's website to check on sales -- again and again and again. Mike (Billy Gardell) becomes concerned about her obsessiveness. Reno Wilson and Swoosie Kurtz also star.
While Team Scorpion is on a rescue mission to find some lost hikers, their helicopter crashes, leaving them stranded. Worse, the accident ignites a wildfire that swiftly begins to close in on them. As the flames get closer and closer, Sylvester (Ari Stidham) desperately tries to figure out a way to help their pilot, whose injuries make it impossible for him to climb to safer ground in "Young Hearts Spark Fire." Elyes Gabel and Robert Patrick also star.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
On the same night a new season of their "Fool Us" series begins, Penn & Teller get in on the fun here in a new episode. Whether the duo also can create magic with improvisation will be determined as they join Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to generate humor from suggestions for songs and skits posed by the studio audience. Comedian Gary Anthony Williams also appears. Aisha Tyler is the host.