Amateur chefs compete to become a culinary master and earn the title -- and very cool apron -- of MasterChef in the fourth season of this competitive reality series hosted by intimidating chef Gordon Ramsay. Contestants are put through a series of challenges designed to test their palates, food knowledge, passion and culinary skills. They're evaluated by Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and young four-star chef Graham Elliot.
The Replicator, the elusive killer who's been stalking the BAU, ups the stakes in the two-hour season finale, targeting a member of the team. As he and his colleagues investigate a string of deaths apparently linked to the drug Ecstasy, Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) discovers his own estranged brother (Eric Johnson) is caught in the middle. Mark Hamill and Bellamy Young also guest star in "Brothers Hotchner; The Replicator."
When a woman dies from what looks like a botched plastic surgery procedure, Shawn and Gus (James Roday, Dule Hill) suspect something more deliberate, but they still think it's the doctor's doing. Complicating matters is that the surgeon is an old flame of Henry's (Corbin Bernsen). Lori Loughlin guest stars in the new episode "Nip and Suck It."
Failure to commit can be deadly to any relationship, and as it turns out, it does no favors for romantic comedies either. Or romantic dramas. Whatever this 2009 film -- about a widowed self-help guru (Aaron Eckhart) and the refreshing new woman (Jennifer Aniston) in his life -- is supposed to be, because it can't seem to make up its own mind. It was marketed to moviegoers as a "rom-com," but be prepared for some pretty dark stretches.
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is eager to throw a graduation party for Axl (Charlie McDermott), but getting him to tell her what he would like at the event is like pulling teeth. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) has forgotten that he has a project to do as class historian before he leaves elementary school behind. Sue (Eden Sher) takes her driver's license test for the sixth time in the season finale, "Graduation." Neil Flynn also stars.
Molly (Melissa McCarthy) is feeling crowded by all the family's stuff and decides to hold a yard sale in hopes of unloading some of it. Mike (Billy Gardell) and the guys try to help Carl (Reno Wilson) unload some stuff of his own -- namely, emotional baggage from his failed relationship with Christina (Holly Robinson Peete) -- by taking him on a fishing trip in "Yard Sale." Katy Mixon also stars.
The other half of the NBA's final four gets going tonight in Miami, where LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat face Paul George and the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The winners of this best-of-seven series advance to the championship round, the NBA Finals, next month.
Rollins (Kelli Giddish) suspects the man she arrested for exposing himself in Central Park isn't who he appears to be, and she's right. As the SVU detectives attempt to determine his true identity, he stays one step ahead of them. A shocking theory surfaces, and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) winds up in mortal danger in the season finale, "Her Negotiation." Raul Esparza also stars.
The family travels to Florida to support Phil (Ty Burrell) after his mother dies. Claire (Julie Bowen) helps him carry out one of his mom's last wishes, and the kids (Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland) reflect on what their grandmother left them. Gloria (Sofia Vergara) has to deal with an outstanding arrest warrant in the Sunshine State, and Jay (Ed O'Neill) gets a blast from his own past in the season finale, "Goodnight Gracie."
As he deals with his second comedy club opening and some legal matters, Max (Brad Garrett) reacts to the stress by arguing with Polly (Sarah Chalke) and eating everything that isn't nailed down. Polly has more luck helping her ex-husband (Jon Dore) sort out his feelings for his new girlfriend in the new episode "How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life."
Country superstar Brad Paisley guest stars as himself and performs with Rayna and Deacon (Connie Britton, Charles Esten) in the season finale, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" -- which happens to be the eerily prophetic title of a Hank Williams song. Hayden Panettiere also stars.
Matt Camden's mom is Xena? That's just weird. A childhood nightmare remains all too vivid for the young man (Barry Watson, "7th Heaven") who believes the only way to deal with it is to face it in this 2005 melodrama -- melodrama being the appropriate word. He's prompted by the death of his mother (Lucy Lawless) to conquer his fear once and for all, but the object of his terror may be stronger than he is. Emily Deschanel, who would find stardom in TV's "Bones" a few months later, also stars.
Beth Harper (Anne Heche) is just a typical Midwestern wife and mother until she nearly chokes to death on a sandwich. After she's revived, she realizes she is able to communicate with God. This throws a new wrinkle into her husband's (Michael Landes) plan to leave her for another woman, and the mistress (Alexandra Breckenridge) isn't pleased. Heather Burns and Madison Davenport also star.
The local talent show: It's right up there with parades, high-school football games and band concerts on the village green as quintessentially American entertainment. This new series brings a little Hollywood to the process; in each episode, producers descend on a small town for four days and put together a showcase for local talent under the guidance of mentors Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante. Along the way, viewers get a peek at the participants' everyday lives.
Hippopotamuses -- they're big and slow, they eat plants; how dangerous can they be. Very, it turns out. They're extremely territorial and aggressive and not slow at all. In the new episode "Hippo," wildlife naturalist Backshall is in Africa to swim underwater with these beasts -- something no scientific team has attempted before.
Bounty hunter Bucum (Ice Cube) and his current quarry, small-time con man Reggie (Michael Epps), team up to pursue some murderous jewel thieves in this forgettable 2002 comedy. Bucum's motive is publicity; he's trying to start his own business. Reggie's is cash; the thieves have his wallet, which contains a winning lottery ticket. Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin and Roger Guenveur Smith also star.
Things turn decidedly creepy in this 2011 thriller for a college freshman (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights") whose seemingly perfect new roomie (Leighton Meester, "Gossip Girl") becomes obsessed with her. Wow. Really? Been there, screamed at that, and the most terrifying thing about this movie is how thoroughly tired and predictable it all is.
The remaining chefs are challenged to create an ethnic dish using only select ingredients. Dinner service is the worst in the series' history, with one team falling behind early and the other's strongest member making some surprising missteps. Each team is required to nominate its weakest member for elimination in the new episode "8 Chefs Compete."
Employees take the reins of their companies from their bosses/owners for 48 hours in this new reality series. During that time, they are privy to salary information and other data that allows them to speak out, often for the first time, about what directions should be taken and what decisions should be made for the betterment of their company -- decisions include promotions, demotions, new job descriptions, raises and more.
A teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and Flynn and Vega (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira) initially suspect her ex-boyfriend. As Flynn digs deeper, however, she finds a connection between the victim and a well-known prosecutor who's running for mayor. This may indeed be a crime of passion -- but not the one the detectives thought it was. Lauren Holly also stars in the new episode "Crimes of Passion."
Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre-defining hard rock since the early 1970s as the lead singer of the band Pentagram, but various acts of self-destruction, multiple band breakups and botched record deals have condemned his music to obscurity. Now, as he battles decades of drug addiction and personal demons, Bobby is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground in this documentary.
Tyler (Michael Cassidy) is dating someone new, but she looks familiar -- very familiar -- to Gibbs and Milo (James Lesure, Danny Masterson), who try to keep him from finding out about their history with her. Neal and Amy (Adam Busch, Meredith Hagner) try to avoid the "anniversary curse" in the new episode "The Gibbs-Orcism."
"America's Funniest Home Videos" just aired its season finale, but if you need a funny fix, this new series is here to fill the void with laugh-worthy video clips. As you've probably figured out from the title, each episode presents 20 of them, counting down from funny to funnier to funniest.
After three years on the job, the rookies are becoming experienced officers -- but at what cost? It's been six months since Andy McNally and Nick Collins (Missy Peregrym, Peter Mooney) left for their undercover operation. When they return to 15 Division, they quickly realize that much has changed, and like the rest of the rookies, if they don't adapt, they'll be left behind.
Danny and Jackie (Donnie Wahlberg, Jennifer Esposito) investigate when an injured woman recants her claim that she's a victim of domestic violence, and they discover she is secretly involved with a powerful councilman (Richard Burgi, "Desperate Housewives") who's also a friend of Frank's (Tom Selleck). At home, Danny has to adjust when Linda (Amy Carlson) re-enters the work force in "Domestic Disturbance."
In the season finale, "Audra McDonald: Go Back Home," the five-time Tony Award winner and series host takes a turn as the featured performer, singing songs from her new album and other favorites in a special spring concert at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
The musical "Kinky Boots," currently riding the wave of a baker's dozen Tony nominations, plays a key role in this new episode featuring Atlanta resident Jennifer O'Donnell. Her dream is to be a costume designer for Broadway shows, and she gets a chance to pursue that dream -- and join the "Kinky Boots" costume team -- under the guidance of Emmy winning designer Donna Zakowska ("John Adams"). Kurt Warner hosts "Broadway Costume Designer."
The familiar "tale as old as time" has survived and even thrived in a number of different adaptations, but this ghastly 2011 teen-friendly version may be the worst of them all. Alex Pettyfer stars as the callous young hunk cursed by a witch (Mary-Kate Olsen) to be hideously deformed until he wins the love of a young beauty (Vanessa Hudgens, whose zombielike performance reconfirms that her career is a triumph of marketing over talent). Skip it.
In this new series, wildlife ecologist and hunting enthusiast Karl Malcolm leads a team on missions to stop dangerous animals that are encroaching on human territory. In the opener, "Invasion of the Swamp Monsters," they're in Florida on the hunt for a giant Burmese python, the Nile monitor lizard and a small but deadly snail. Another episode follows immediately.
A effective prequel that sets up the series' preceding entries, this 2011 sci-fi tale casts James Franco as a scientist seeking a cure for his Alzheimer's-afflicted father (John Lithgow). He tests a possible solution on chimps, not realizing he's setting the stage for a simian uprising that eventually brings San Francisco to a standstill. Andy Serkis, who has aided the "Lord of the Rings" films and "King Kong," also contributes here.
Right after her comedy success in "Wedding Crashers," Rachel McAdams turned intensely dramatic as a threatened airplane passenger in director Wes Craven's tidy thriller. The young woman is horrified to discover her supposedly charming seatmate (Cillian Murphy, "Batman Begins") is a villain who intends to use her as a pawn in an assassination scheme; if she doesn't cooperate, he'll target her father (Brian Cox).
Airing as part of a "Storage Wars" marathon, "Nobody's Vault but Mine" finds the buyers in Chatsworth, Calif., for a massive auction of 100 vaults. Barry scores two of them for $750 and hopes to cash in on the antiques inside. The action continues in the following episode "Still Nobody's Vault but Mine."
Morgana and Mordred (Katie McGrath, Alexander Vlahos) prepare to attack Camelot after sending a giant slug to rob Merlin (Colin Morgan) of his magic. As Arthur (Bradley James) leads his forces out to meet the invaders, Merlin goes to the Crystal Cave, where an apparition of his father helps him regain his powers in the opener of a two-part tale, "Diamond of the Day."
The husband-and-wife owners of N'awlins Cafe, a restaurant in -- surprise! -- New Orleans, ask Charles to help them figure out why the place is struggling. Nicole and Tom go under cover as customers, and it doesn't take them long to find the answer: The manager is hiring her buddies with no regard to their competence in the new episode "Friends With Benefits."
The new episode "Rebel: VOCES Special Presentation" explores the mysterious true story of Loreta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant who was one of the estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the Civil War. Why has her story been erased from the history books?
Sherwood Forest's most famous resident has gotten a variety of screen treatments, but Russell Crowe and his frequent director Ridley Scott take a decidedly glum and joyless approach to the saga with this 2010 iteration. Robin arrives in Nottingham and falls for Marion (Cate Blanchett), widowed by the death of his former commander, King Richard. The audience, along with Robin's men, doesn't have a lot to be merry about this time around.
A big weekend at North Carolina's Charlotte Motor Speedway gets going with today's Nationwide Series race, the History 300. A field including Sam Hornish Jr., Regan Smith, Brian Scott, Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler will go at it on the 1.5-mile quad oval in a race won last year by eventual Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.
Often seen in action-driven fare ("Star Trek," "Unstoppable"), Chris Pine does a nice job in this much more personal 2012 comedy-drama about a salesman who gets lots of surprises when his father dies. Not the least of them is the sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had. Pine and Banks offer fine, deeply emotion-based teamwork -- a "must" for this story -- in a cast that also includes Michelle Pfeiffer and Olivia Wilde.
A high-school reunion has five old friends taking stock of their lives in this 2011 comedy, which steers clear of the cliches common to such a plotline. Channing Tatum stars as the former golden boy who still wants closure with the girl who got away (Rosario Dawson) -- and the feeling is mutual. Chris Pratt portrays a former bully who wants to make amends to his victims ... whether they like it or not. Max Minghella and Justin Long also star.
In this new episode, parents try to predict how many presents a pair of twins can unwrap in one minute, how many spins a little guy can make in 30 seconds and where a youngster's ball will land when hit from a tee. Winning wagers earn money for the children's college funds. Melissa Peterman hosts.
Parolee Cameron Poe's (Nicolas Cage) trip home on a prison transport plane is interrupted by fellow passengers bent on going free without benefit of parole. As authorities on the ground debate blowing up the hijacked plane, Poe is up there trying to protect a female guard from the resident serial rapist and watching out for a fellow parolee who's in need of insulin. John Malkovich, Rachel Ticotin and Ving Rhames also star in this wild 1997 thriller
It could be deemed the gender flip side of "Showgirls," but director Steven Soderbergh's effective 2012 drama about male strippers has more going for it -- particularly its basis in the actual experiences of star Channing Tatum. Here, he plays mentor to someone just entering the trade (Alex Pettyfer), and there's plentiful bumping and grinding. And less-than-plentiful clothing. Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer ("White Collar") and Joe Manganiello also star.
Tim DeKay ("White Collar") guest stars in this episode as the father of a girl whose death Megan and Tommy (Dana Delany, Mark Valley) are investigating. It looks like an extreme case of child abuse, but he and his wife (Margaret Easley) claim their daughter was possessed, and the devil killed her. The mother begs Megan to keep her surviving child from suffering the same fate in "Lost Souls."
Heaven knows Adam Sandler has made more than his share of cinematic stink bombs, but this crude, shrill and witless comedy about a tense holiday visit between an ad executive and his twin sister (Sandler in both roles) made dubious movie history by sweeping every single category at the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards, which "honor" terrible movies. Al Pacino and David Spade are among his co-conspirators.
In anticipation of the Season 2 premiere next week, the channel is rerunning Season 1 of this modern Western. In the season finale, "Unfinished Business," the brother of a developmentally disabled Cheyenne girl looks like the obvious suspect when two teens acquitted of raping her are murdered. Walt (Robert Taylor) suspects there's more to the story, however, and he races to find the real killer before someone else dies.
Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna return to host this tribute to service members and veterans, airing from the West Lawn of the Capitol. This year's concert includes a salute to actor and World War II veteran Charles Durning, a longtime participant in the event who died in December. Performers include Katherine Jenkins and Chris Mann.
Rock star and entrepreneur Bret Michaels turns a fascinating array of run-down RVs into mobile mansions for their deserving owners in this fun and functional new series. "Whether you've lived the RV lifestyle like I have or you haven't done it yet, I want people to be compelled by the stories and the actual mechanics -- and then love what unfolds at the end," says Michaels, who has logged more than three million miles in motor homes.
Tonight's two-hour finale for the critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged musical drama series is all about the Tony Awards; in the first hour, the gang awaits news of who's nominated, then the big night arrives in "The Nominations; The Tonys." Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston star.
It's the year's second Grand Slam tournament and the culmination of the European clay-court season as the French Open kicks off in Paris. Rafael Nadal goes for his eighth singles title but will face competition from Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and longtime foe Roger Federer. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova completed the career Slam with her first French Open win in 2012. Top challengers include Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na and Petra Kvitova.
Formula One returns to one of the world's most prestigious races on one of the most famous courses, the Circuit de Monaco, for the Monaco Grand Prix. Don't be fooled by the breathtaking Mediterranean scenery along the course and through the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine. The Monaco GP is one of the toughest for drivers, with hairpin turns and changes in elevation and scant room to pass. Australia's Mark Webber won the race from pole last year.
U.S. open-wheel racing's biggest race, the Indianapolis 500, revs up for the 97th time from Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the traditional "Gentlemen, start your engines." Answering the call on the 2.5-mile oval will be the likes of Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and 2012 champion Dario Franchitti.
When playwright Ntozake Shange's award-winning "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" opened off-Broadway in 1974, her vibrant gallery of female characters was billed as a "choreo-poem." It's probably unfilmable in conventional terms, but while Tyler Perry deserves credit for trying to translate this iconic theater piece to the screen, his decision to render it into a pedestrian soap opera is definitely the wrong way to go.
A big day in motorsports concludes in North Carolina with the Sprint Cup's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. A field including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards will take to the 1.5-mile quad oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway in a race that begins in evening and ends at night, meaning temperature changes along with the race's 600-mile length will surely pose challenges for drivers and crews.
Wesley Snipes had a good run in bringing the Marvel Comics character to life, and the franchise still proved to have box-office potency with this third chapter from 2004. Creatively, though, this Blade had lost some of its edge in a plot that found the title character teaming with his mentor's (Kris Kristofferson) daughter (Jessica Biel) and a vampire hunter (Ryan Reynolds) to pursue a villainess (Parker Posey) who wants to resurrect Dracula (Dominic Purcell).
A clash of National League East rivals is in the offing tonight at Citi Field, where David Wright and the New York Mets close out a three-game series against Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves. While the Braves jumped out to the division lead thanks to stellar pitching and a lot of home runs, the Amazins have regressed to the mean following a better-than-expected start. These teams split two games at Turner Field earlier this month.
Michael Douglas stars as legendary pianist Liberace in this long-awaited biopic from director Steven Soderbergh. Based on the memoir of the same name by Liberace's lover Scott Thorson (played with gusto by Matt Damon), the film covers the two men's relationship from their first meeting to the aftereffects of the 1982 palimony suit Thorson filed when Liberace moved on. Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula and Dan Aykroyd also star.
Avalanche-dodging grizzlies, head-bashing bighorn sheep, elusive mountain lions and cunning coyotes are among the creatures featured in the new episode "Learn Young or Die," which looks at the fight for survival in North America's remote forests and mountains.
To contain the plague, Cesare (Francois Arnaud) burns Costanzo's palace with him inside. A young beauty catches Micheletto's (Sean Harris) eye. Realizing that her family needs a power base in Naples, Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) engineers the ascent of Prince Frederigo (Luke Allen-Gale) to the throne, in part by framing his rival for an attempt on his life, in the new episode "Lucrezia's Gambit."