April's (Sarah Drew) decision leaves Jackson (Jesse Williams) distraught and bewildered in the new episode "She's Leaving Home." Bailey and Ben (Chandra Wilson, guest star Jason George) have vastly different views on where their relationship is headed, generating tension between them. Callie (Sara Ramirez) is reunited with a police officer (guest star Kevin Alejandro) she treated. Amelia's (Caterina Scorsone) past resurfaces to trouble her.
The Big Bang Theory
Surely not hurt by Jim Parsons' four Emmy wins (to date) for his portrayal of Sheldon, this sitcom is still one of broadcast television's ratings powerhouses as it heads toward the end of Season 8. Since the show already has been renewed for two more years, Parsons will be staying around a while -- along with fellow series stars Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch also remain as cast regulars.
The Vampire Diaries
Elena (Nina Dobrev) seeks input from Bonnie and Jo (Kat Graham, guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) on Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) surprising proposition in the new episode "I'd Leave My Happy Home for You." Jo has her own concerns, since she and Alaric (Matt Davis) aren't thrilled about their respective bachelorette and bachelor parties. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) seeks Stefan's (Paul Wesley) help in dealing with Lily (guest star Annie Wersching).
Many shows have been made by 20th Century Fox Television over the years, but this one becomes the studio's longest-running drama with its new 206th episode, "The Big Beef at the Royal Diner." In honor of the occasion, each of the 206 bones in the human body is mentioned as a celebrity chef's death is probed. Brennan and Booth (Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) fear workers at their favorite restaurant, which the victim reviewed, may be suspects.
The Casual Vacancy
In the conclusion of this three-part miniseries, the Sweetlove House matter is swiftly decided after an excruciatingly close election, but Miles (Rufus Jones) has a shock waiting at home. Shirley and Samantha (Julia McKenzie, Keeley Hawes) have a bitter confrontation about their family during Howard's (Michael Gambon) birthday party, and Arf (Joe Hurst) catches two couples in compromising positions. Pagford is rocked by yet another tragedy.
The Odd Couple
As well as Oscar (Matthew Perry) might think he knows Felix (Thomas Lennon), he doesn't know everything, as the new episode "Sleeping Dogs Lie" confirms. The two men make a trip to recover a special item from Felix's ex-wife Ashley (guest star Christine Woods), and along the way, Oscar learns something about his traveling companion that surprises him greatly. NBA veteran Chris Webber guest stars as himself. Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane also star.
Drastic measures are undertaken by Mary (Adelaide Kane) to prevent Francis (Toby Regbo) from apprehending Conde (Sean Teale) in the new episode "Fugitive." Catherine (Megan Follows) tests Narcisse's (Craig Parker) loyalties by making an unusual request of him. Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) makes a big mistake where General Renaude (guest star Vincent Nappo) is concerned. Greer's (Celina Sinden) decision could impact her relationship with Leith (Jonathan Keltz).
The mystery series' season finale, "Rock Bottom," finds Amy (guest star Sarah Chalke) torn between her former love Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and her current police-captain beau (guest star Adam Beach) during the investigation of a death on an Indian reservation. While also trying to keep his job, Backstrom has his own mixed feelings about the case, given what his sheriff father (guest star Robert Forster) might know about it. Lolita Davidovich also guest stars.
Finally, the code is broken on the Fulcrum in the new episode "Quon Zhang," and Reddington (James Spader) sets out to prevent the imminent danger indicated by the newly deciphered information. A photo found by Liz (Megan Boone) renews her determination to figure out her past. Corpses of Chinese-American women prompt a new case for the task force. Guest star David Strathairn returns as The Director. Harry Lennix and Diego Klattenhoff also star.
Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal) makes a decision that breaks Christy's (Anna Faris) heart, as he announces he wants to live with his father in the show's second-season finale, "Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation." Christy thinks Bonnie (Allison Janney) is the reason Roscoe wants to leave, setting up new tension between mother and daughter. Octavia Spencer, Jaime Pressly and David Krumholtz are back in their recurring roles.
Ice Cold Gold
As the frustrated and exhausted miners of Sixty Degree Resources near their breaking point, their final hope may lie in the gold of Eqi, where their last base camp is positioned. The location yielded up a lot of treasure last season, and the team seems upbeat about the possibility that even more fortune awaits them there this year in the new episode "Eqi Gold."
A fugitive suspected of killing a judge sparks a hunt across state lines that involves Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) in the new episode "The Best Way Out Is Always Through." The person being pursued is an escaped convict. Holmes examines Bell's (Jon Michael Hill) new romance a bit too closely, to the extent that the relationship hits the rocks. Susan Misner ("The Americans") guest stars. Aidan Quinn also stars.