“America's Got Talent,” 8-10 p.m., NBC.
In Hollywood, time
is relative; so is math. Last week, “So You Think You Can Dance”
had a 10th-anniversary special; now “Talent” has one
... even though it's a year younger. Tonight's party merely
celebrates the fact that the show (nine years and five weeks old) is
in its 10th season.
Singers won five of
the first six seasons (starting with 12-year-old Bianca Ryan), but
haven't won since. The people expected to perform tonight include
ventriloquist Terry Fator (the second-season winner and now a Las
Vegas star) and magician Mat Franco, who won last year and is
starting a Vegas show.
II: “The Carbonaro Effect” season-opener, 10 p.m., Tru TV.
Speaking of magic,
few people do it with the low-key charm of Michael Carbonaro. With
hidden cameras, he pretends to be a store clerk while casually doing
bizarre things. He's so good at straight-faced improvisation that
many people think the impossible has really happened.
This new episode
follows a rerun marathon that starts at 7 p.m. There are more reruns
tonight, from 11:01 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.; then a fresh marathon Saturday
will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7-10 p.m. and more.
ALTERNATIVE: “Celebrity Wife Swap” return, 10 p.m., ABC.
The 19 editions of
“The Bachelor” have produced two marriages. Now those wives will
Sean Lowe chose
Catherine Giudici in the 2013 edition and they married the next year.
For Jason Mesnick, it was more complicated: On the 2009 show, he
proposed to Melissa Rycroft ... then changed his mind before it
aired; in the follow-up hour, he broke up with her and proposed to
Molly Malaney. Now they're married, with a 2-year-old daughter and
his son from a previous marriage.
Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (2011, FX) or “Terminator 2” (1991,
IFC), both 8 p.m. Cable kindly offers action films that have sequels
this summer. (The new “Terminator” is already in theaters;
“Mission” gets there Friday.) “Terminator 2,” in particular,
Joey,” 8 p.m., ABC Family. A week before the series finale, Melissa
(Melissa Joan Hart) preaches healthy-living in her Senate campaign.
Then someone films her chomping a Piggy Burger.
8:30 p.m., ABC Family. Next week's season-finale is supposed to have
Bonnie's wedding; tonight, however, the complications pile up. As
best man and maid of honor, Danny and Riley are expected to concoct
big parties; also, Tucker has a secret and a magician has handcuffs.
9 p.m., ABC. It's spring-break time in this rerun, with Claire
cleaning while her kids and husband play. Jay and Gloria vow to give
up their vices – cigars and Spanish-language soap operas.
“Nova,” 9 p.m.,
PBS (check local listings). Here's a minute-by-minute account of the
nuclear-plant meltdown after a 2011 Japanese earthquake, with
first-person accounts by the workers who stayed. That's followed at
10 by the second half of “Uranium,” wrapping up PBS' two-night
Standing,” 10 p.m., NBC. Last week's two-hour opener had great
comedians, a clever host (Anthony Jeselnik) and bland comments from
the judges. Now “Comic” settles into a one-hour spot.
Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs,” 11 p.m., MTV. Originally called
“Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew,” this
dance-team competition was cancelled three years ago. Now it's back
for a six-week run, leading to the Video Music Awards.