Season 7's second episode materializes, tracking buoyant clairvoyant Allison as she investigates a series of killings. But mysterious events soon turn this into Match Game 2010. While on the criminal task, Allison begins to discern bizarre symbols floating above people's heads, and she concludes the hovering figures could be mechanisms to pair people up with their soul mates. Elsewhere, workplace dramas stagger Joe when one of his employees levels charges of sexual harassment against a colleague. Tony Hale and Lana Parrilla guest star. — Dean Maurer
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Real Time with Bill Maher
Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer, but it signals the beginning of the political season leading up to the midterm elections. And right on cue, Bill Maher returns from his annual summer hiatus, just in time to discuss what figure to be a number of hotly contested congressional races. Joining Maher on the panel as Real Time continues its eighth season are Mad Men star Jon Hamm, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz and Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon.
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The Winter Olympics get underway with the Opening Ceremonies, and an estimated three billion viewers will be anxiously waiting to see what Vancouver can come up with following Beijing's ceremona-palooza in 2008. Executive producer David Atkins, who also handled the opening of the Sydney Games, will only reveal that "it's not a traditional ceremony," so perhaps waving banners and native dancers will not be included: But don't count on it. It's also unlikely to include any lip-synching or fake fireworks, faux pas that put a bit of a damper on China's otherwise magnificent effort. It will be the first Opening Ceremony held in an indoor venue; the 55,000 capacity BC Place has a roof, so there could be additional opportunities for visual effects. And as usual, the Olympic community is abuzz about the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, with Wayne Gretzky seen as a popular choice among potential igniters.
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