Last Man Standing
The Tim Allen-starring sitcom starts its fourth season with back-to-back episodes. In "Here's the Kicker," Mike and Vanessa (Allen, Nancy Travis) have differing opinions about Eve's (Kaitlyn Dever) new position on the high-school football team. Then, "War Games" finds Mike being challenged about encouraging Boyd (Flynn Morrison) to consume action-oriented movies and video games. Molly Ephraim, Amanda Fuller and Hector Elizondo also star.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Can someone who's successful at making shots fare as well at taking shots? Matt Barnes of basketball's Los Angeles Clippers shows whether he can bring the funny in this new episode, joining Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to create improv humor based on the studio audience's suggestions. Guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams also gets in on the think-on-your-feet mayhem. Aisha Tyler is the host.
The African Queen
The top actor and actress on the American Film Institute's greatest stars list -- Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn -- made only one film together, and it's a gem. They are pure magic as crude, boozing steamboat captain Charlie and prim missionary Rose. He offers to ferry her to civilization after her brother is killed at their remote African outpost at the start of World War I. Bogart won an Oscar for this 1951 adventure drama, and Hepburn was nominated.
On the Menu
Home cooks work with professional chefs to create new menu items for American food businesses in this new food competition series hosted by Ty Pennington. The winning dish is added to the business' menu the next day. In the series premiere, the home cooks vie to create the best new burger for the Chili's restaurant chain. Chef Emeril Lagasse also appears.
How to get youngsters to enjoy bath time is a perpetual quandary for parents, but entrepreneurs from San Diego and Phoenix propose a solution in this new episode. It takes the form of stuffed animals that double as washcloths. In other segments, a Los Angeles woman dedicated to her dog pitches handmade slings, and a card game is suggested by inventors dressed up as ninjas. The featured Sharks include Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary.
Disappearances are the squad's concerns in the new episode "Ka Makuakane" (Hawaiian for "Family Man"). The daughter of a Navy SEAL is abducted while her father is on a sensitive mission, while Danny (Scott Caan) tries to ransom his brother by getting the large sum his sibling owes. William Mapother -- a "Lost" alum, as are series regulars Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia -- and Natasha Henstridge guest star.
America's Next Top Model
As the program relocates its first-run episodes to Fridays, "The Guy Who Wears Heels" undoubtedly describes one of the developments during the hour -- not unheard-of for this show. The models have to demonstrate whether they have acting ability as they vie for a spot on a television series. The temperature during a photo shoot gets considerably colder over nasty remarks that are overheard. Tyra Banks is the host.
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years
Countless music stars have made their way through this series during its four-decade history, and this new special compiles memorable moments while also offering new performances. Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy and Alabama all pay tribute to the showcase. Sheryl Crow and two best actor Oscar winners, Jeff Bridges and Matthew McConaughey, serve as hosts of the two-hour program.
About Last Night
This 2014 update of the 1986 Rob Lowe-Demi Moore comedy-drama leans more toward the comedy, not a surprise since Kevin Hart gets top billing. With the setting moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, he has the former Jim Belushi role as a boisterous fellow who hooks up with an equally randy woman (Regina Hall), while their respective friends (Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant) embark on their own relationship. Co-stars include Christopher McDonald and Paula Patton.
Shunned as a turncoat after she testifies against her partner, an officer (guest star Tonya Glanz) gets a new patrol mate in volunteer Jamie (Will Estes) -- who also finds himself an outcast for supporting her -- in the new episode "Forgive and Forget." Even Eddie (Vanessa Ray) turns against him. Football veteran Boomer Esiason appears as himself, asking Frank (Tom Selleck) for a favor. Guest star Eric Laneuville also directed the episode.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Host Guy Fieri confirms that some small towns in America have some very big food flavor in the new episode "Small Town Standouts." In Parkland, Wis., for example, he finds a bar serving sandwiches stuffed with beef brisket and crispy pork belly, while an organic eatery in Jackson, Wyo. -- near Yellowstone National Park -- serves ethnic-inspired dishes like an Asian bison bowl. A popular spot in Lancaster, Ore., scores a hit with its monster burgers and an interesting variation on pizza.
In the new episode "Working Late a Lot," Thackery (Clive Owen) frets that Jewish surgeon and inventor Dr. Levi Zinberg (Michael Nathanson) will steal his thunder at an upcoming presentation for the New York Surgical Society. Elsewhere, Bertie (Michael Angarano) tries to fend off his father's constant demands for him to leave the Knick while continuing to court Lucy (Eve Hewson). Cornelia and Speight (Juliet Rylance, David Fierro) team with Bertie in court to keep "Typhoid Mary" Mallon (Melissa McMeekin) quarantined.