The CW certainly is an appropriate network to host these honors, which it does for the second consecutive year, since so many of its stars are squarely in the age demo that the event is designed for. However, the wealth is spread: Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries") is up for fan favorite actor -- female, but so are CBS' Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory") and Fox's Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), among others.
Art imitates life and vice versa in the new episode "Cutting Loose," which finds Lt. Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan) forced to pull double duty of sorts when the star (guest star Luke Perry) of the TV police drama on which Mike moonlights as a consultant unexpectedly becomes the primary suspect in the murder of the actor's biggest fan. Mary McDonnell also stars.
The moment of truth arrives for Andi Dorfman in the season finale, with her field of suitors down to the last two. Experience has shown that one never can predict for sure how things will end up, but it's certain that Dorfman won't make her final decision easily. The former Atlanta assistant district attorney has been called "methodical" by host Chris Harrison -- and she's likely to stay that way here. The traditional "After the Final Rose" special follows.
Chester's Mill has a new leader -- Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) -- in a new episode with the title "Reconciliation," which is something she may not be able to achieve after the town splits into factions over population control. The ideas put forth by Big Jim and Rebecca (Dean Norris, Karla Crome) have proven extremely divisive. Melanie (Grace Victoria Cox) tries to learn more about herself, with help from Joe and Norrie (Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz).
Deke's (Eric Andre) dumpster party, which is something like a house party but held instead at a -- yes, you guessed it -- fuels "And the Icing on the Cake." He invites Max's (Kat Dennings) friends over, and they naturally include Caroline (Beth Behrs). The occasion takes an unexpected turn, though, when Caroline learns a certain piece of information about Deke.
Guy Fieri samples the Texas-sized diversity in foods as he traverses the Lone Star State from Dallas to Houston in the new episode "Legends of Texas." Among those living legends: Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who cooks a killer chicken casserole with Guy, and former football star Earl Campbell, who takes a chow break with Guy, too. The episode also includes a classic moment from the very first episode in this long-running food-and-travel show.
It's Iowa's turn to be visited again by the program 15 years later in the new episode "Vintage Des Moines." Disney fans of all ages will be pleased to see a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy -- in its original box from the mid-1930s -- among the items reassessed. In terms of how much its value has increased over the years, think "three times." Items connected to legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh also are appraised anew. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
Bay (Vanessa Marano) discovers she may have bitten off more than she can chew when she offers to provide moral support to Tank (guest star Max Adler, "Glee") as he nervously meets his father for dinner. As Toby (Lucas Grabeel) keeps trying to stir things up with Lily (guest star Rachel Shenton), an unwelcome confrontation between them is sparked by a conflict over a make-up test for Sharee (Bianca Bethune) in the new episode "It Isn't What You Think."
Zac Efron has shown his talents in everything from "High School Musical" and "Hairspray" to "The Lucky One" and the recent "Neighbors," but how is he at wilderness challenges? This series premiere answers that, in the first of the reality show's one-on-one celebrity encounters with adventurer Grylls. As an indication of how well Efron adapts to the tasks handed him, it's not been kept secret that he makes a meal of a bug during the hour.
Matters don't run particularly smooth between mother and daughter in "Jail Jail and Japanese Porn." Christy (Anna Faris) is so preoccupied with her new beau David (guest star Nick Zano), she lets other things slide where her loved ones are concerned. Bonnie (Allison Janney) does her best to make up for that, but it's only a matter of time until it results in open conflict on the homefront. Tiffany Dupont ("Greek") also guest stars.
Filmmaker Valerie Veatch's 2014 documentary explores the growing international problem of online game addiction. Central to the film is the tragic 2010 death of a 3-month-old South Korean infant named Sarang ("love" in Korean) whose parents left her to die of malnutrition while they were absorbed in playing Prius, a 3-D fantasy game. A psychiatric evaluation of the couple suggested that the man and woman had become so addicted to the game that they no longer could tell the difference between the real world and the virtual world of the game, where they cared for a childlike mini-avatar called Anima.
It's back to Florida for the new episode "Miami Finals," as the 30 top finishers from the qualifying round in that city vie for a spot in the season-ending Las Vegas finals. Any viewer of this show will be familiar with the Salmon Ladder and the Spider Climb by now, and those challenges are back yet again this time. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila are the hosts.
In the new episode "The Longest Day," Brandon (David Lambert) is relieved to find Lena (Sheri Saum) supportive as he finally gets a huge secret off his chest that could have major repercussions for their family. Callie (Maia Mitchell) brings Jude (Hayden Byerly) to visit, hoping that Jude will come to feel less overwhelmed. Jesus (Jake T. Austin) is torn between pressure to be loyal to Hayley and guilt over his busted relationship with Emma. Mariana's (Cierra Ramirez) insecurities threaten to get the best of her as her dance team prepares for a competition. Teri Polo also stars.
A new episode called "Superstitions" explores how our brains have the power to make us believe things that have absolutely no basis in reality. That's why humans routinely and reflexively follow certain rituals every day, from tossing spilled salt over your left shoulder to immediately saying "Bless you" when someone sneezes.
Though refitted locales can emerge from the devastation of an earthquake, some of its basics can't be replaced simply. The new documentary "Fallen City" profiles the journey of survivors of the 'old" Beichuan, China, to the new one that was ready two years after the disaster. Three families are the focus as they struggle to cope with personal losses, and also with the challenge of assimilating into an environment different from the one they knew.
There is a right way and a wrong way to dispatch a flying pest, as illustrated in this new episode "How to Swat a Fly." As it turns out, it takes the right tools and some mad skills to become a master death ninja to flies, and David illustrates the best implements to use, as well as how to get inside the head -- literally -- of your buzzing adversary, who always seems to be one step ahead of you, right? At last, some practical tips on how to level that playing field!
In the new episode "Win Some, Lose Some," superstar attorney Warren Daniels (James Cromwell) considers the very risky move of putting his client, Erich Blunt, on the stand as his murder trial approaches its dramatic conclusion. Elsewhere, Terry (Taye Diggs) begins to feel very uneasy about an earlier investigation, which he suspects may have had several holes that could change the entire outcome of the case. Kathleen Robertson also stars.
While he's in Las Vegas for the debut of his lavish new stage show, CeeLo joins Gipp for a trip to a nearby animal refuge, searching for a tiger he can ride ... as, you know, one does. Apparently. Meanwhile, Larry gives CeeLo no end of misery over his diet, while T-Mo and Khujo take a joy ride in the season finale, "You Can't Fight Fire."