Only two races remain before the Chase for the Sprint Cup, thus heightening the pressure to score points. That should certainly be the case today at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where a field including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth will vie in the Oral-B USA 500. Kyle Busch took the checkered flag last year on the 1.54-mile quad-oval, after holding off a fast-closing Joey Logano on a 21-lap green-flag run to the finish.
Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cook-Off
The mini-challenge in the new episode "Thinking Outside the Bun" allows the kids to make anything they want ... just as long as it includes whatever ingredient they hate most. Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King, is on hand to judge the main and camera challenges, which involve the kids using a sandwich as the inspiration for a multi-component entree.
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
You thought only James Bond kept such secrets? This new special delves deeply into the history of the British intelligence agency MI6, which wasn't official recognized as the operation it is until 1994. Since its existence dates back to 1909, that was a lot of time in which much information could be kept private. Some people with firsthand knowledge of the bureau's dealings then, especially those involving other nations, offer insight.
The popularity of the sports world's World Cup hits home for the Simpsons in "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee." Lisa's school speech about Homer's upstanding qualities gets him recruited as a ref for the big event in Brazil. His whole clan will get to go along, all expenses paid. However, Homer's admirable traits are put to the test when mobsters try to "persuade" him to give Brazil an edge in the judging.
2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon
What used to be an almost 24-hour broadcast on Labor Day Weekend, televised by various network affiliates, is now a two-hour event exclusively on ABC. While it may be much shorter, its mission is still to present information on -- and seek donations for -- muscular dystrophy research. Among performers slated to appear this year are Rascal Flatts, Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc, LeAnn Rimes and Fall Out Boy. Segment presenters include Jordin Sparks and Tom Bergeron.
It's never pleasant for an investigator when another agency steps in and takes over a case. Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) refuses to let go when Homeland Security relieves her of a bombing probe in the new episode "Fire and Ice." Those agents think the explosion was a terrorist act, but Carrie doesn't, and she continues to look into the matter on her own. Webster (Jane Curtin) befriends Murray's (Tawny Cypress) daughter (guest star Ashley Aufderheide).
Who wouldn't accept a fortune if offered one? Chris Griffin (voice of Seth Green), that's who. In "Fresh Heir," he turns down the money of Carter Pewterschmidt, leaving Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) virtually speechless. He isn't so totally without words, though, that he can't use some to try to keep the funds in the family -- and that's precisely what he sets out to do.
After discovering that her police detective husband (Rick Ravanello) is a compulsive philanderer, a policewoman (Julie Benz) who specializes in cyber crime takes out a restraining order against him and gets sole custody of their young son. After a tragic house fire takes the life of their boy, she soon realizes that her ex has set her up to take the blame -- and may, in fact, have faked their son's death as well in this 2014 made-for-cable thriller.
As many personal complications as the characters have in the new drama "Breathless," professional worries also plague them in Part 2. An operation goes awry, meaning potential trouble for Otto, Charlie and Jean (Jack Davenport, Shaun Dingwall, Zoe Boyle). Elizabeth (Natasha Little) has an encounter that doesn't go particularly well. A situation from the past continues to pose problems in the present.
In the new episode "Space Oddity," part one of the season finale, Lexi's (Scarlett Byrne) return complicates Tom's (Noah Wyle) mission to destroy the Espheni Power Core and, after a Beamer malfunction, Lexi must take desperate measures to save both their lives. Meanwhile, the 2nd Mass fears that an Espheni strike by the scorched Overlord is imminent. Treva Etienne guest stars.
Game of Crowns
In the season finale, a new episode called "Bound by the Crown," the Legends of the Crown winner is announced, and Leha and Lynne go to court in an attempt to settle the issue of the restraining order once and for all. Vanassa has a consultation with a plastic surgeon after receiving a clean bill of health. Leha confronts Lynne.
The sex-tape case involving Lee Anne (Georgina Haig) explodes as the media gets hold of the footage in the new episode "Fifty-One Percent." While trying to determine who leaked it, Jamie and Roy (Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet) are on opposite sides of a trial in civil court. Knox (Michael Gladis) debates what to do when he comes into information that could end Joyce Reed's (guest star Kelly Rutherford) bid to become mayor. Linda Purl also guest stars.