“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
One of TV's best
competition shows has its 250th episode .... sort of. This
season bears the sub-title “The Next Generation”; it's not quite
the show that for 12 seasons offered stunningly gifted grown-ups.
“Dance” for persisting. Its final six contestants are ages 10,
10, 12, 12, 13 and 14; two prefer hip hop, the others range from tap
to ballet. For the first time, they'll do their own choreography
tonight. Also, one number will be choreoraphed by Tony-winner Savion
Glover. Another will be by Emmy-winner Travis Wall; he'll dance it
with Maddie Ziegler, the show's 13-year-old judge.
II: “Mom,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS.
This witty comedy
hit a peak with an episode that aired in May. As usual, Christy (Anna
Faris) was mad at her mom Bonnie (Allison Janney); as usual, she had
good reason to be: Bonnie was indifferent to the fact that Christy
had made the Dean's List, against great odds. That leads to a
hilarious fight scene ... and to a funny dream scene that recalls
Janney's Emmy-winning work on “The West Wing.”
That's the first of
two reruns tonight. In the second, also a good one, there are
conflicting accounts of Christy's daughter Violet's break-up. Linda
Lavin returns as the mother of Violet's ex-fiance.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Fosters” mid-season finale, 8 p.m., Freeform.
Like a “Scandal”
episode in overdrive, this piles every trouble into one crowded hour.
As Stef (Teri Polo) weighs risking her police career to stop a
corrupt cop, her kids (foster/adopted/biologic) implode.
Callie scrambles to
save a prisoner, while juggling her friend Aaron and AJ, her hothead
boyfriend. Mariana frets over grades and her boyfriends past (and
dangerous) and present (and leaving); she keeps taking medication
stolen from her brother. There's more, building to an odd but
any time, www.acorn.tv. In the
eight-episode second season, Janet (Marta Dusseldorp, an Australian
star) becomes Royal Commissioner of serious gun crime in New South
Warrior,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. The finals begin, with the first of four
and 9 p.m., CW. In the first rerun, Cat (Calista Flockhart) suspects
Kara is Supergirl (which, of course, she is); in the second, she
hires Lucy (Jenna Dewan-Tatum.). In the first hour, Hank (David
Harewood) is captured by Astra's husband; in the second, he's asked
by Alex (Chyler Leigh) to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell
“The Odd Couple,”
9:30, CBS; and “Odd Mom Out,” 10 p.m., Bravo. Joanna Cassidy is
everyone's mom these days. In the “Odd Couple” rerun, she's
Emily's mom, whom Felix thinks (wrongly) would be fun to meet. In
“Odd Mom Out,” she's Jill's mother-in-law; in tonight's
season-finale, her other son has a vow-renewal ceremony that could go
p.m., CBS. To test the security sytem, the team is hired to breakinto
Fort Knox. The problem, in this rerun, comes with trying to do it
“Running Wild With
Bear Grylls,” 10 p.m., NBC. We've never thought of Shaquille O'Neal
as the nimble type. But now he's in the Adirondacks, facing a dense
forest, blood-sucking leeches and more.
10:01 p.m., ABC. Two weeks from its season-finale, this is another
show with cascading events. Joss and her class friends go to find the
man who killed their friend; she also tells the truth to Harry ...
who has his own troubles, juggling business opoortunities. Also, Marc
is furious at April; Karen is furious at Lydia, who was posing as her
online. No one, it seems, is terribly happy.