Aaaannnd exhale. After weeks of Olympic coverage, it’s just about time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. My DVR might not be happy about, but I’m over the moon.
This is the week when your favorite shows find their way back to your TV screens. From the long-awaited returns of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy to the season premieres of Dallas and The Voice, it’s hard to go wrong with your television choices. Meanwhile, at the theater, Liam Neeson is heating up the screen, and elsewhere, we’ve found book and album releases that are not to be missed. Basically, you’ve got a lot of work to do this week. Enjoy!
The Amazing Race: All-Stars, 8 p.m., CBS
It’s premiere time! All of your favorite teams are back to take another shot at winning one million dollars. Don’t act like you’re going to miss it. I know you’re lying.
The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC
Shakira and Usher are back in the red chairs, ready to kick off another season of trash-talking judges and four-chair turns. (Here’s to hoping Usher’s knee makes an appearance during the premiere._
Dallas, 9 p.m., TNT
Or, if you’re not a fan of reality television, Dallas is back! In the season premiere, Elena returns to town with secret agenda, and Bobby finds himself disagreeing with John Ross. Also, have you seen the promos for this season? Yum.
The Bachelor, 8 p.m., ABC
In a special two-night event, something goes horribly wrong during Juan Pablo’s fantasy suite stay with Andi. What makes her want to leave the suite? And what makes just about everyone cry?
Nashville, 10 p.m., NBC
The show is finally back, and we hear that things could get a little complicated between Scarlett and Liam. Did we mention Rayna utters the words, “Daddy’s dead?”
Scandal, 10 p.m., ABC
Finally! Olivia Pope and Associates are back in our lives! And this week, we will get a glimpse into Harrison’s back story as well as more drama surrounding rumors of Fitz and Olivia’s affair. The best part? We hear Mellie plays the role of “fixer.”
Non-Stop in theaters
Liam Neeson fighting someone on a plane? Sure, why not?
Five Came Back on shelves
This week, pick up EW columnist Mark Harris’ book about how director John Ford filmed one of the biggest WWII battles.
Helios by The Fray
If The Fray’s single, “Love Don’t Die” is any indication of what this album has in store, count me in.