The new episode "Quarter Finals 2" finds another 12 acts trying to keep it together in front of the massive audience in New York's Radio City Music Hall, as well as millions watching at home. Only five of these acts will move forward to the semifinals, as selected by viewers, with the results to be announced during Wednesday's show. Celebrity judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and Mel B still are on hand to offer feedback, even though the performers no longer live or die based on that quartet's opinions.
In "Generation Like," correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how marketers use social media to build relationships with teenagers. It's not just a matter of targeting adolescents where they hang out online; savvy teens consider their "likes" just another facet of the personality they're presenting to the world.
The reality-series franchise starts its ninth round, visiting head coach Mike Smith and his NFL team in Flowery Branch, Ga., as they prepare for the 2014 regular season. The squad has made the postseason four of the last six seasons with Smith at the helm. As the players aim to put a disappointing 2013 season behind them, they're seen going through drills and having meetings -- and also relaxing a bit after hours.
Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team collaborate with Coast Guard Special Agent Abigail Borin (recurring guest star Diane Neal) in their investigation into an explosion aboard an oil rig. The Secretary of the Navy worries that the incident was a terrorist attack, but evidence starts to suggest that a Marine veteran who died in the blast may have been the real target. On a lighter note, as Halloween approaches, someone starts playing pranks on the NCIS team in "Oil and Water."
Abetted by Caleb (Tyler Blackburn), Hanna (Ashley Benson) continues her downward spiral into the bottle, but her friends realize they can't just stand by and watch her self-destruct in the new episode "March of Crimes." Aria (Lucy Hale) starts watching Zack (Steve Talley) more closely, wondering whether Hanna was telling the truth about him, even though she was bombed at the time. Emily (Shay Mitchell) looks for something that will tie Alison (Sasha Pieterse) to Noel (Brant Daugherty), while Spencer (Troian Bellisario) makes a surprising discovery at the eye doctor's office.
Slade (Manu Bennett) turns up in Starling City, shocking Oliver (Stephen Amell), in "The Promise." Back on the island with Slade and Sara (Caity Lotz), while preparing to take over the freighter from Ivo (Dylan Neal), Oliver is told he needs to kill Ivo to keep him from telling Slade what happened with Shado (Celina Jade). He doesn't want to do it but realizes Slade is dangerously unpredictable, giving him little choice.
For the second year, Little Big Town, the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year, hosts this new three-hour special, which showcases performances from some of country's hottest acts. Filmed during the four-day event in June, this program features such artists as Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, as well as a late-night club jam with Cole Swindell and stadium concert appearances by Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.
In the new episode "Oh, M.G.," a performer (Cheyenne Jackson) whose career is jeopardized by his diminishing sense of smell turns for help to Hank (Mark Feuerstein), who also tries to find a specialist who can help Charlotte (guest star Gillian Alexy) with her condition. Evan and Ray (Paulo Costanzo, Jeremy Davidson) hold a grand opening for HankLab, while Divya's (Reshma Shetty) well-intentioned efforts to protect Jeremiah (Ben Shenkman) put a strain on their friendship. Brooke D'Orsay also stars.
The team races against a killer's personal schedule to find and protect a young witness to the contract killing of a woman outside a nightclub in the new episode "Lost & Found." As the tension rises, Jane (Angie Harmon) has little choice but to put herself in the line of fire in order to save this key witness. Sasha Alexander also stars.
In a new episode called "Kiss or Get Off the Pot," The Elite Team resolves to end their losing streak, but that probably won't be easy as they go up against the formidable Candy Apples on their home turf. Abby recruits a former Candy Apple to dance a duet with Maddie, and the choreography calls for her to receive her very first kiss.
Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) investigate when a murdered teenage girl's last selfie shows a ghostly figure in the background. They interview the girl's mother (Maria Marlow), who seems to know her way around paranormal terminology -- thanks to a pair of "supernaturalists" who turn out to be Ghostfacers Harry and Ed (Ryan Moss, A.J. Buckley) -- in the new episode "Thinman."
In a new episode called "What to Expect When You're Expecting Chemo," April (Italia Ricci) resolves to live as normal a life as ever on the last few days before she must enter the hospital for a very aggressive round of chemotherapy. That proves easier said that done, however, thanks to Sara's (Mary Page Keller) hawk-like monitoring, Beth's (Aisha Dee) meltdown and more drama from Leo (Scott Michael Foster). Elsewhere, Brenna (Haley Ramm) tries to juggle her time with Greer and Kieran (Gracie Dzienny, Augusto Aguilera).
In the new episode "Diva Days, Red Carpet Nights," Kristie already is struggling with some family issues when she checks out the stage at the Reality TV Awards and finds it not to her liking. As she tries to pull the plug on Asia's scheduled appearance there, daddy Shawn has a confrontation with his daughter's manager.
Opposites do indeed attract, as the new episode "Hank Goes Black" somewhat thuddingly announces with its title. Loretta Devine guest stars as Roy's (Roy Wood Jr.) mother, who starts dating Hank (Brian Doyle-Murray) after moving back to town. Elsewhere, Ahmed and Owen (Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin) are tested when a girl comes between them. Steve Byrne and Jodi Long also star.
This new 10-episode unscripted docu-series follows the inaugural season of the L.A. KISS Arena Football League team, principally from the perspectives of team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. In addition to those rock superstars, the series also features fellow owner and longtime KISS manager Doc McGhee, managing partner Brett Bouchy, and president and owner Schuyler Hoversten.
So, it turns out Sheik Rashid actually may well survive that brutal attack by Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), which poses all kinds of nightmares for the latter (think beheading, and that's if he's lucky.) Meanwhile, Amira (Alice Krige) discloses a secret she has kept for 20 years, and it's something that leads Barry (Adam Rayner) to question everything he ever has believed about his father in the new episode "Preventative Medicine."
The death of an FBI agent who had been missing forces Pierce (Eric McCormack) to confront once again the single case he never was able to solve. As he and Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) learn that the killer is still at large, Pierce has to revisit that past incident over the strong objections of his therapist, Dr. Rosenthal (guest star Robert Curtis Brown), who is convinced it may very well make Pierce's condition much worse in the new episode "Prologue."
Reese (Jim Caviezel) tries to protect an Internet entrepreneur who makes his living stripping people of their privacy and now finds his own being taken away. Finch (Michael Emerson) seeks help from Shaw, Carter and Fusco (Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman) in finding whoever's after the man in "Nothing to Hide."
McQuaid (Nic Bishop) accompanies Annie (Piper Perabo) to Azerbaijan, hoping to find a shadowy former CIA officer who has gone off the grid. Auggie (Christopher Gorham) is shattered to receive sad news about an old friend, while Calder's (Hill Harper) dubious actions lead to an inevitable confrontation with Joan (Kari Matchett). Amy Jo Johnson and Max Martini guest star in the new episode "Brink of the Clouds."