Murphy and Felix (Perry Mattfeld, Morgan Krantz) really swing for the fences as they make a long-shot attempt to pull off their plan that could end their arrangement with Nia (guest star Nicki Micheaux) in the new episode “The Last Dance.” Elsewhere, Dean (Rich Sommer) finds himself in truly dire circumstances, so he turns to a former colleague for help. Meanwhile, Max (Casey Deidrick) does the unthinkable. Brooke Markham also stars.
The final three all stars take a deep breath and prepare to give it everything they’ve got as they face off in an epic Italian showdown that brings Season 14 to a climax in the finale “Finito!” Their challenge is daunting, yet familiar from previous editions of “Top Chef”: to cook the meal of their lives, with the victor taking home the ultimate title and prize. Padma Lakshmi is host; Tom Colicchio is the head judge, with Gail Simmons also joining him on the panel.
Other seasons definitely offer their distinctive culinary charms, but when it comes to bountiful variety, summertime is hard to beat. The warm weather months are the time when the veggies are fresh, the seafood is abundant, and the views are in ready supply. Host Eddie Jackson is the guide to a full tour of the most flavorful time of the year in the new episode “Summertime Eats.”
Actor and comic Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie”) hosts this new series adapted from a wildly successful panel format that became popular on convention and festival circuits. Each episode finds Vaughn welcoming a rotating group of unabashedly nerd-tastic, nostalgia-loving celebrities to hash out some of pop culture’s burning questions, show off their improv comedy chops, engage in cosplay and assorted other fun. Among upcoming guests are Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Colton Dunn (“Superstore”), “Geek Bomb” creator Maude Garrett, and Jonah Ray of “MST3K: The Return,” among others.