ABC, Sundays, 9 PM
The death of Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) rocks Wisteria Lane to its core and puts the surviving wives in the unenviable position of having to track down her now-15-year-old son, Travers, and break the news to him. Meanwhile, Orson’s increasingly bizarre behavior forces Bree to consider selling her cooking empire (she ultimately thinks better of it), and the recession forces Lynette to consider getting a job…working for Carlos?!
Plot Twists: Death, Shocking Secret
Brothers & Sisters
ABC, Sundays, 10 PM
With Tommy (Balthazar Getty) on the lam, Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) is called upon to clean up the mess at Ojai Foods, while Nora (Sally Field) intervenes to try to save his marriage. Elsewhere, we learn Ryan (Luke Grimes) is harboring a surprising secret, and Kevin’s ex, Chad (Sex and the City’s Jason Lewis), returns and offers him and husband Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) ”an interesting romantic liaison.” (Cough.) Threesome (cough). And Kitty (Calista Flockhart) develops amorous feelings for someone other than Robert (Eli Stone’s Matt Letscher, to be exact). ”The aftermath of Robert’s heart attack creates problems for their marriage,” explains exec producer Alison Schapker.
Plot Twists: Romance, Guest Star, Shocking Secret
The Big Bang Theory
CBS, Mondays, 8 PM
When Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) new relationship makes Leonard (Johnny Galecki) fear he’s blown his last chance with her, ”Wolowitz [Simon Helberg] explains that opportunities to hook up with women appear like launch windows to the moon,” says exec producer Bill Prady. ”If you miss one, it might be a while until another one appears.” Meanwhile, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) will draw closer to a ”complete understanding of the universe and everything in it — except people.” Whew.
Plot Twists: Romance
The CW, Mondays, 8 PM
For Girl’s final eight episodes, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) is a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. ”She’s realizing that life is not turning out how she wanted,” says executive producer Stephanie Savage. Blair will seek solace in her old flame Nate (Chace Crawford). Meanwhile, Blair’s frenemy Serena (Blake Lively) will once again hit a rough patch after falling under the spell of a dubious tobacco heir (hints Savage: ”Let’s just say Serena gets a mug shot”). All this, plus college acceptances, prom, and the Constance Billard school play. Adds executive producer Josh Schwartz, ”You have not lived until you’ve seen Nelly Yuki in a fat suit in The Age of Innocence.” No, we have not.
Plot Twists: Romance, Shocking Secret
Fox, Mondays, 8 PM
”House undergoes some pretty traumatic stuff in the last half of the season,” reveals the show’s leading man, Hugh Laurie. ”Not physical but mental.” Series creator David Shore wouldn’t say whether the crisis his title character will be facing is what ultimately leads him to bed his boss Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein). ”They’re both troubled people,” he points out. ”It’s not like she’s this thing that if only he could reach out and grab it, everything would be okay.” In non-Huddy news, Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) will finally move back to the forefront in a ”really cool” way, and there will be a ”hint” of a new romance for Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard).
Plot Twists: Romance