Face the Nation
It's no overstatement to say that an era ends here for the Sunday-morning staple, since CBS News veteran Bob Schieffer -- who has been the program's anchor, in every sense of that word, for 24 years -- leaves that chair with this broadcast. Expect some parting words from him, infused with his political insight and his typical good humor, as he turns the reins over to successor John Dickerson (son of Schieffer's late friend and colleague Nancy Dickerson).
"The Monster Mile" of Dover International Speedway is the setting today for the Sprint Cup's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. A field including Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will do battle on the Delaware oval in a race won for the fourth time last year by Johnson.
Louise (voice of Kristen Schaal) has a head-turning experience at a concert in "Boyz 4 Now" -- not only the title of the episode, but also the name of the group that inspires her change of heart. She develops an immediate fondness for one of the singers, and her emotions take her by surprise. Gene (voice of Eugene Mirman) gets politically incorrect while competing in a table-setting contest. H. Jon Benjamin is the voice of Bob. Another episode follows.
The Critics' Choice Television Awards
From the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., Cat Deeley ("So You Think You Can Dance") hosts the fifth annual ceremony honoring outstanding work in television. The FX drama "Justified," which recently ended its run, and the two-part HBO drama "Olive Kittredge" lead the pack of nominees with five apiece. Among broadcast network shows, "The Good Wife" follows closely with four nods. Walton Goggins is an acting nominee both for his supporting role on "Justified" and his guest gig on "Sons of Anarchy."
Dancing With the Stars
The show acknowledged the milestone during its regular weekly telecasts, but in this hourlong special, the focus is wholly on the 10th anniversary of the program. Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews introduce past winners of the competition, including Meryl Davis and Alfonso Ribeiro, who face each other in a "dance showdown." Among additional "Dancing" alumni appearing are Amy Purdy, Hines Ward, Kelly Monaco and Kristi Yamaguchi.
When Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) is called upon to negotiate with Iran regarding their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to do so peacefully, instead of following the president's (Keith Carradine) preferred go-to strategy of military intervention. Meanwhile, precocious Jason (Evan Roe) interviews his father (Tim Daly) for a school report in "Blame Canada." John Finn, Robert Klein and Johanna Day guest star.
A clash of AL clubs that expect to be in the playoff mix this season is on display tonight at Angel Stadium, where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim close out a four-game series against Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers. The Halos' offense has struggled in the season's first two months and may struggle further against the Tigers' tough pitching staff.
Marilyn: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
In the conclusion to this new miniseries adaptation of J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography, Marilyn Monroe (Kelli Garner) becomes the world's reigning sex symbol, but her dreams of being taken seriously as an actress are undermined by her emotional fragility and an increasing reliance on medications, which produce erratic behavior both on and off the set. Her affairs with high-profile men, some of them married, don't help her public image, either, and further damage her self-esteem.
Secrets of the Manor House
The popularity of "Downton Abbey" has clued many people into life as it existed in British manor houses a century ago, but this special indicated how romanticized that view -- also shared by many movies over the years -- might be. The facts of what went on in such residences are in focus here, with financial, political and social aspects sometimes making for a more strenuous lifestyle than the costume dramas that mirror the era may indicate.
Though they've gotten along well, Jake and Charles (Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio) run into dicey territory with each other when they're too close for comfort during a prolonged "Stakeout" in an episode by that title. Nick Cannon ("America's Got Talent") guest stars as Holt's (Andre Braugher) nephew, who turns Rosa's (Stephanie Beatriz) head. Kyra Sedgwick continues her guest role.
What turned Bart and Lisa (voices of Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith) into antagonists in the very beginning? "The Kids Are All Fight" supplies the details, prompted by Homer's (voice of Dan Castellaneta) discovery of an old roll of film that he gets developed. It's interesting to see that the situation between the siblings then isn't much different from how it is now. Julie Kavner and Hank Azaria also are in the voice cast.
A now-rare on-camera teaming of siblings Dick and Jerry Van Dyke highlights "Two of a Kind." Jerry returns as Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) father Tag, who has decidedly mixed feelings when his long-estranged brother Dutch (the Dick Van Dyke character) wants to put their differences behind them. Having never gotten detention before, Sue (Eden Sher) is terrified when it happens, driving her to seek Axl's (Charlie McDermott) counsel.