A crossover event with sister show “Station 19” opens with a new episode called “What I Did for Love,” in which Maggie (Kelly McCreary) treats a member of the firehouse team and Jo (Camilla Luddington) is schooled in a hard lesson. Elsewhere, while working with a family seeking asylum, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) winds up making a tough call that could put her entire career in jeopardy. Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George and Boris Kodjoe guest star in their “Station 19” series roles.
Actress and former pageant winner Vanessa Lachey and her husband, recording artist Nick Lachey, co-host this year’s two-hour edition of this event (carried live in most markets) from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev. Women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia compete for the coveted title.
The cult hit “zom-com-rom-dram” launches its fifth and final season with “Thug Death,” which finds Liv (Rose McIver) facing one of the hardest challenges of her crime-solving career: investigating a murder case with no body and, thus, no brain for her to eat to gain her usual special insights. In fact, all she and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) have to work with are a grainy video and a wee bit of blood found at the scene of the crime. Blaine (David Anders), meanwhile, is up to his old tricks.
After an absolutely mortifying video of Jack (Glenn Howerton) falling off a stage goes viral, he tries to rebound from this very public shaming by creating a viral video of his own in a new episode called “Dr. Whoopsie.” Elsewhere, Durbin, Helen (Patton Oswalt, Paula Pell) and several members of the faculty set out to track down the Sugar Daddy, Whitlock High School’s most infamous litterbug. Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique and Mary Sohn also star.
It may be midsummer on this show, but the crop called winter wheat is ready for harvest in the new episode “Chasing the Dream.” For the farmers, the harvest will provide the first opportunity for a payday, as well as a chance to break out their combines. The stakes are high, and so are stress levels, as all concerned know they’re about to undertake a harvest that either will carry them out of current challenges or plunge them even deeper into debt.