The summer gold mining season is heating up in Nome, Alaska, as this hit reality series returns for its 11th season, which sees the miners employing new strategies and deploying startling new technology as they explore new territory. Shawn Pomrenke confronts a formidable new competitor in Ken Kerr, whose 600-ton gold-digging behemoth dwarfs everything else on the water. Meanwhile, Vernon Adkison returns to the Bering Sea seeking redemption, but almost immediately runs into trouble navigating the treacherous Yukon River in his dredge.
Taking over the late-night TV berth formerly occupied by "Last Call With Carson Daly," Canadian comic and YouTube superstar Lilly Singh pushes multiple TV envelopes simultaneously, as the first woman among the current generation of late-night TV hosts on a major broadcast network, who also is a person of color and a professed bisexual to boot. She's aiming to attract a young-adult audience with her weeknight half-hour featuring a mixture of in-studio interviews and filmed segments, including comedy sketches.
A new episode called "Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)" looks back on the life and career of Alabama-born singer and songwriter Hank Williams, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential American musical artists of the 20th century. Dismissed initially as a honky-tonk singer, Williams wrote songs that resonated with a surprising emotional depth that mirrored his tragically short life, which was cut short at age 29, partly due to his chronic alcoholism. In 2010, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded Williams a posthumous special citation for his songwriting.
In a new episode called "Hot Chicken, Spicy Beef and Ice Cream Sundaes," Brad Miller begins his culinary adventure in Nashville, Tenn., with a take on a local favorite known as hot chicken. Later, his itinerary includes a visit to a food truck delivering authentic Laotian cuisine, including green papaya salad and waterfall beef. Also: a frybread taco topped with sausage gravy and a fried egg.
A new episode called "Lost Treasure of Panther Key" finds Casey and Chris Keefer heading to southwest Florida, on a long-shot quest to find the fabled loot of an 18th-century pirate named Jos&233; Gaspar -- whose life and career may, in fact, have been apocryphal. That doesn't stop the brothers from leaving no stone unturned, though, as they hunt for the $30 million treasure said to be hidden "somewhere along the coast."
In the new episode "Visions and Dreams," Grace (Merle Dandridge) confronts her past actions, but as she does so, she also gives Phil (Sean Blakemore) a chance to impress key members among the church leadership. Meanwhile, Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) must face Mac's ghost and the tatters of her own reputation when she steps in and attempts to do damage control in Grace's absence.
Lifelong football fan Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) sees his wildest dreams come true when he becomes a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. While teaching at his high-school alma mater in Pennsylvania, the 30-year-old gets a chance to try out for his favorite team and, except for kickers, becomes the oldest rookie in NFL history who never played football in college.
Walter, the worlds biggest Muppet fan, is on vacation in Los Angeles with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Garys girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams). They discover that greedy Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to raze Muppet Studios and drill for oil on the spot. Desperate to save the Muppets former stomping grounds, the three friends join forces with Kermit to reunite Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of the gang to hold a telethon to raise the $10 million they need to save the studio .
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didnt commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.
Estranged from her father (Greg Kinnear) for a number of years, teenage Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) isnt pleased when her mother ships her and her younger brother down to a Southern beach town to spend the summer with him. While her father uses a shared love of music to try to reconnect with her, Ronnie finds romance with a handsome local (Liam Hemsworth).
In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ships scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.
An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), against each other in a bitter battle for supremacy. Terrible consequences loom when the pair escalate their feud, each seeking not just to outwit -- but to destroy -- the other man.
When the mother of young Evelyn Doyle (Sophie Vavasseur) abandons her family, her devastated father Desmond (Pierce Brosnan), is left to care for Evelyn and her brothers on his own. Because Irish laws forbid children to be raised in a home without two parents, Evelyn and her brothers are removed from Desmonds care and sent to separate orphanages. Desmond, who is out of work and abusing alcohol, will have to challenge the Irish courts to bring his children home.
In the year 2077, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works as a security repairman on an Earth left empty and devastated after a war with aliens. Jack has two weeks left before his mission ends and he joins his fellow survivors on a faraway colony. However, Jacks concept of reality comes crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft. The womans arrival triggers a chain of events that culminates in Jacks nearly single-handed battle to save mankind.
Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams), he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange -- yet familiar -- revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Ages icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.
In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasnt enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic "Hail, Caesar!" If the studio doesnt pay $100,000, its the end of the line for the movie star.