TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Dancing With the
Stars,” 9 p.m., ABC.
For the first time, the results nights
for this show and “The Voice” collide. As a result, “Stars”
It has “Lean on Me” sung by one of
the few people who can do it right – Seal. Four troupe members will
dance to that one; also, Tony Dovolani and Sharna Burgess dance to
Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya
will do a tribute to ballroom dancer Julia Ivleva, diagnosed with
stage-IV cancer. And Grooveline Horns backs Hollywood dancers,
including two (Twitch and Travis Wall) from “So You Think You Can
Dance” and Kenny Wormald from “Footloose.”
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Body of
Proof,”10:01 p.m., ABC.
Last week's fierce hour saw an epidemic
raced through the city. A Centers for Disease Control doctor (Luke
Perry) rushed in to help.
The news only got worse: Doctors
learned a terrorist had infected himself and spread the disease
personally; also, Megan's boss (Lauren Holley) collapsed. Now this
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “American
Experience,” 8-9:30 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Smothered by the Depression, the U.S.
boldly built the Grand Coulee Dam. Franklin Roosevelt said it would
irrigate a “plannd promised land”; others called it the “white
elephant in the desert.”
For a while, the latter seemed right.
Then came World War II; the dam fueled plane-building in Seattle,
ship-building in Portland, plutonium production in the country.
It was a massive success – and a
massive tragedy that drowned Indian land (including burial grounds)
and destroyed a lush spawning grounds for salmon. The result is a
Other choices include:
– “Raising Hope,” 8 and 8:30
p.m., Fox. Now that “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” has been
canceled (justifiably), we get more “Hope.” First, Jimmy is
jealous of Sarina's study partner. Then, in a rerun, Burt tries to
impress his rich parents (Lee Majors and Shirley Jones) by
“borrowing” a house.
– “Giuliana & Bill”
season-opener, 8 p.m., Style, repeating at 9. This quietly intense
hour follows Giuliana Rancic as she learned she had breast cancer at
36. It's a diagnosis that hit 230,000 Americans a year, most of whom
survive; still, it's fairly involving to see it on a bigger stage,
with a cable-TV personality (on E) and her husband, who was the first
– “The Voice,” 9 p.m., NBC.
Here's the first of the live elimination shows. First, we learn which
person on each team has been spared by viewers. Then each coach
decides who must go.
– “Justified,” 10 p.m., FX.
People seem sure the late Mags Bennett stashed$3.2 million drug
dollars somewhere, maybe in a safe-deposit box. Now Boyd links with
Mags' shaky son Dickie. The shakier Quarles has his own schemes, in a
strong hour setting up next week's season finale.
– “No Kitchen Required” debut, 10
p.m., BBC America. Three chefs – Madison Cowan, Michael Psilakis
and Kayne Raymond – have impressive resumes, but nothing that fits
this: Each week, they're dropped into an exotic spot, for a
competition that involves adapting local food. In the opener, for a
New Zealand tribe, the outdoor chefs don't seem to realize the area
averages 355 inches of rain a year.