CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
As the team investigates the death of a man whose body is found during a torrential rainstorm, Sanders (Eric Szmanda) is accused of framing a man for murder seven years ago in "Under a Cloud." Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle and Jorja Fox also star. Lea Thompson ("Switched at Birth") guest stars.
Masters of Illusion
It's been a while since David Copperfield had regularly scheduled specials showcasing his stunts and tricks, but this new series gives magic a television showcase again. Former television "Superman" Dean Cain is the host who presents escape artists, mentalists and others who make the impossible seem possible -- sometimes with a strong sense of humor. An interactive component, allowing at-home viewers to get in on the fun, is included.
Twin-brother artisans John and Ron Daniels are at the heart of this fascinating new series, which reveals how they take ancient, reclaimed redwood trees and transform them into works of art. In the series premiere, a San Diego couple commissions the twins to use an enormous hollowed-out redwood tree trunk to build their lucky grandchildren a treehouse in the shape of an elaborate pirate-themed "scallywag sloop," complete with a towering crow's nest and rusty cannons.
The program's 40th season opens with "Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl," with music director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of one of the legendary compositions in the entire history of the arts. Soprano Julianna Di Giacomo, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Vittorio Griglio and bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo are the featured soloists.
David Bowie: Five Years
The filmmakers behind this British documentary took advantage of their unprecedented access to the rock star's personal archive to incorporate previously unseen footage as they explore five seminal years in Bowie's life and career. Each year illustrates not only the source of some inspiration, but also where those ideas led the artist. The film opens in 1971, with the creation of Bowie's glitter-rock alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust.
In the new episode "Other Side of the Tracks," Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary travel to Cambridge, Ohio, to assist with an investigation into the murder of a pregnant teenager, after the victim's remains are discovered by a local lake.
David Tutera's CELEBrations
The much-in-demand event planner, who is something of a celebrity himself, begins Season 2 by planning the megabucks wedding of Taylor Armstrong, formerly one of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," to lawyer John Bluher. There's only two weeks to pull everything together, so David takes the gig only on the condition that Taylor entrusts him with every single detail, up to and including picking out her wedding gown with no input from her. It's a good thing Taylor isn't a control freak! Oh, wait ... .
In the new episode "Canopy Island Camp," a young family on the Washington coast commissions Pete to build a treetop, Native American-themed, summer camp treehouse with -- well, this is different! -- a built-in kennel. Other features include a French door, climbing wall, back deck and fire pole -- in short, one of the most extravagant projects Pete ever has undertaken.
Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) are on the case when a drag queen featured on a reality television show is found murdered in a park. Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is abducted by the mother of a man she's about to try on drug charges in "Manhattan Queens," an episode that marked co-star Wahlberg's debut as a director. Tom Selleck and Will Estes also star.
The Almighty Johnsons
In the new episode "You Gotta Love Life, Babe," Axl (Emmet Skilton) discovers there's a lot to like about his epic quest, especially the parts that involve getting hammered and chasing beautiful women. Brother Mike (Tim Balme) is having a far more stressful time of things, however, due to Valerie's (Roz Turnbull) constant fretting over the whole in-vitro fertilization thing. His mood doesn't improve when one of Olaf's (Ben Barrington) former conquests turns up, very pregnant. Dean O'Gorman also stars.