TV column for Tuesday, May 8


TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Unforgettable”
season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS.

Carrie, the cop who remembers
everything, has one gaping exception: She can't remember the man she
saw in the woods, when she found her sister's body.

Now she finally has a suspect –
played by Elias Koteas, who was excellent as the commander in last
summer “Combat Hospital.” A few twists are absurd, but mostly
this is a strong, solid hour.

TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Fashion Star”
and “The Voice,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC.

Now that “Biggest Loser” has ended
its season, there's more room.

“Fashion Star”moves ahead a couple
hours, for its second-to-last episode. This time, department-store
buyers request specific pieces; then half the contestants are ousted,
leaving three for the finale.

And in “Voice,” we'll learn which
of the four powerhouse singers is the champion.

TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “L.A.
Complex,” 9 p.m., CW.

This Canadian series portrays wide-eyed
newcomers to Los Angeles' show-business scene.

Last week, things came too easily: Abby
landed a guest role … Tariq worked with (and slept with) a hip-hop
star … Alicia met a decent guy. Now this hour seems intent on
crushing them again … then finds interesting ways for them to
bounce back.

It also toys with Raquel (Jewel
Staite), a former star whose career has sagged. The result is often
flawed and overwrought, yet remains interesting.

Other choices include:

– “Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox. Prom time
throws the school into high energy. Brittany, as class president,
takes charge. King and queen candidates campaign. And outcasts create
an alternative party.

– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. The
high-tech world keeps giving us new things to fret about; now a bug
has been found inside the tooth of a probationary agent. Meanwhile,
it's time for Jimmy Palmer's bachelor party. Richard Schiff (“West
Wing”) and Jamie Lee Curtis are guest stars.

– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Probing a Russian sleeper cell, Kensi and Deeks (Daniela Ruah
and Erik Christian Olsen) pretend to be a married couple,
house-sitting in the suburbs.

– “New Girl” season-finale, 9
p.m., Fox. Ducking all advice, Nick (Jake Johnson) is ready to move
back in with Caroline, who keeps ruining his life, First, there's a
trip to the desert. Winston faces his fear of the dark, Jess and Nick
face a coyote, Schmidt and Cece reach a turning point.

– “Iron Men” debut, 9 p.m.,
Weather. We meet construction people who walk on beams in New York –
which is reportedly windier than Chicago. They're likable guys doing
gutsy work, in a moderately interesting reality show.

– “United Stats of America”
debut, 10 p.m., History. In his lifetime, we're told, the average
American male will spend 198 months watching TV, five months on hold
and only two months having sex. Such statistics ripple through this
series, hosted by twin comedians Randy and Jason Sklar.

– “Private Practice,” 10:01 p.m.,
ABC. Pete makes a key decision, after seeing an argument over a
patient. Also, Jake (Benjamin Bratt) steps in, when Amelia may be
heading back to drug addiction.