The Soul Man
New this season will be a two-minute set at the end of each episode of star Cedric the Entertainer -- who plays an R&B superstar-turned-minister who now heads his hometown church in St. Louis -- doing stand-up relating to that week's storylines.
A failed entrepreneur (Kevin Hart) successfully sues an airline and uses his "winnings" to start his own. The inaugural flight is a raucous affair, with the pilot and co-pilot (Snoop Dogg, Godfrey) sharing magic mushrooms and a couple of passengers trying to earn bonus points in the Mile High Club. If that sounds like your cup of coffee, tea or milk, by all means, tune in. Otherwise, wait for the next flight.
The remaining chefs are presented with the coveted black jackets and receive a special surprise from members of their families. Then Gordon puts their originality to the test, with the winners getting a family meal and the losers assigned to recycling and tree-planting duty. The next dinner service includes a shocking twist in the new episode "5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3."
In the new episode "Crushed," Gunny and the SPT team have been contracted to design and build the prestigious U.S. Open course in Vail, Colo. They find themselves pressured by time, uneven terrain and lack of snow as they attempt to build a one-of-a-kind re-entry setup.
Watch this 1957 exploitation-fest only if you're prepared to give it the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" treatment. Mamie Van Doren and Lori Nelson star as sisters hitchhiking to Los Angeles. They stop in a small town where they're arrested, convicted and sentenced to a work gang for the heinous crime of -- gasp! -- skinny dipping. Rocker Eddie Cochran makes a brief appearance.
Does Someone Have to Go?
The frustrated CEO of True Home Value, a home remodeling operation based in St. Louis, gives his staff a chance to try fixing the troubled company. The employees take a hard look at what's causing the problems in the workplace -- and if that "what" turns out to be a "who," they have a tough call to make in the new episode "THV, Part 1 of 2."
Corey has hurt his hand and his ankle, but he shows up at work anyway in this new episode, which finds Rick looking over an oil painting by John Daly, an artist known for his images of classic Americana. Another customer brings in a Harley-Davidson rat bike that was custom built from random parts in "King of Pain."
Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) summons Sam and Jesse (Bruce Campbell, Coby Bell) to help him with a high-stakes trade involving an international bomber. Back home, Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) steps in when Madeline (Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a bookie with extortion on his mind in the new episode "Down Range."
Charlie (Charlie Sheen) is on a trip with the group when Kate (Selma Blair) sends him some interesting news. Back at his house, a porn shoot is under way -- without Charlie's knowledge, of course -- in the new episode "Charlie and the Airport Sext."
Tabatha Takes Over
The staff at Nadia's Family Salon in New Jersey used to be one big, happy ... well, family. Now it's a big, unhappy dysfunctional one. The owner, Kevin, lost his passion for the business and developed a gambling problem. He's seldom at the salon, but when he is, his anger and poor communication skills make things worse. It's up to Tabatha to help him get back in control of himself and his business in the new episode "Nadia's Family Salon."
The off-kilter comedy returns for its third season as Ryan (Elijah Wood) tries to pick up the pieces from his last relationship, which ended with his girlfriend being taken away by the authorities. But as always his best pal, Wilfred (Jason Gann), is there for Ryan, even if everyone else actually just sees Wilfred as a dog. In "Uncertainty," the first of two new episodes airing tonight, man and dog search for Wilfred's original owner.
When Will (Hugh Dancy) returns from Minnesota without Abigail, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) turns him in. Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and the BAU investigate and come to suspect that not only did Will kill Abigail but that he might be behind all the Copy Cat Killer's crimes. Will is arrested but escapes, fleeing to Minnesota with Hannibal in tow to clear his name, in the new episode "Savoureux." Caroline Dhavernas also stars.