Cedric the Entertainer, known for his role in the sitcom The Neighborhood, is taking on a new role as he directs the show's milestone 100th episode. The episode follows the classic plotline of Calvin, played by Cedric, going to great lengths to find the perfect birthday gift for Tina, played by Tichina Arnold. As director, Cedric also brought in some special guest appearances from the hosts of CBS's daytime talk show, The Talk, adding a fun twist to the episode.
In a more serious vein, National Geographic is releasing a new docuseries titled Hitler: The Lost Tapes of the Third Reich. This six-part series delves into the life and times of Adolf Hitler, using rare archival material and interviews conducted by author John Toland. The series aims to shed light on the social and political forces that shaped Hitler's worldview and led to the horrors of genocide and warfare under his leadership.
Meanwhile, tension rises in the NCIS franchise as lab whiz Kasie, played by Diona Reasonover, faces a medical scare. Kasie has already survived a hostage incident and exposure to deadly toxins, so this latest hurdle adds to the character's resilience. In NCIS: Hawai'i, team leader Jane Tennant, portrayed by Vanessa Lachey, finds herself in a dangerous situation when a helicopter crashes during a suspect transfer. Jane must use her survival skills to protect herself and the other passengers.
Switching gears to HBO's Perry Mason, the character of Della Street, played by Juliet Rylance, steps up in the courtroom in this revisionist version of the classic series. In the 1930s setting, Della gets her first opportunity to shine as she questions a suspect. Despite being warned to "tread lightly," Della takes a bold approach, boosting her confidence not only in her professional life but also in her personal life. Perry, portrayed by Matthew Rhys, also has a significant breakthrough when he serves Detective Holcomb, played by Eric Lange, with a subpoena, providing valuable information for their case.
Overall, Monday night television offers a mix of comedy, historical exploration, and thrilling drama. Cedric the Entertainer's directing debut on The Neighborhood's 100th episode adds a special touch, while Hitler: The Lost Tapes of the Third Reich aims to shed new light on one of history's darkest figures. The NCIS franchise keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with medical scares and helicopter crashes, and HBO's Perry Mason provides an exciting courtroom drama with Della Street taking center stage.