TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “So You Think You
Can Dance” (Fox) or “The Voice” (NBC), 8-10 p.m.
Two strong reality shows – one near
the start of its season, one near the end – collide.
“Dance,” possibly the best of the
summer shows, is still in its auditions. “Voice” has its top 10,
with the big moments coming: At 8 p.m., it reruns their Monday
performances; at 9, two of them will be ousted.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Dancing With
the Stars” finale, 9-11 p.m., ABC.
The show's 16th winner,
announced tonight, could follow “Stars” traditions.
Maybe Jacoby Jones will become the
fourth football star to win (after Emmit Smith, Hines Ward and Donald
Driver).Or maybe Alexandra Raisman will be th fourth Olympian to win,
after Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson.
Then again, Zendaya, 16, could become
the youngest winner; Kellie Pickler could be the first one from
country music. We'll see tonight, after lots of music and dance
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “The Ghost
Army,” 8 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
One day in 1945, two French cyclists
pedaled into the wrong area – and saw four U.S. soldiers picking up
a tank. Grasping for an explanation, someone told them: “The
Americans are very strong.”
They had seen grand deception –
90-pound inflatables, impersonating four-ton tanks. It was the work
of a unit that used fake equipment, sound effects and radio signals
to confound sharp German scouts.
Many of the 1,100 men in the unit were
artists, some headed to the top. (Bill Blass wa an Indiana kid,
reading Vogue in the foxhole.) Before finding individual fame, they
created battle-winning surprises.
Other choices include:
– “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012), 7
p.m., HBO. In every detail, “Moonrise” creates a wondrously
off-center tone. That ripples through the offbeat, Oscar nominated
script of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola and Anderson's stylish
direction. Kids star, with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis in support.
– “'The Bachelor's' Funniest
Moments,” 8-9 p.m., ABC. Most “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette”
people arrive by limousine, but we see exceptions here. Hopefuls
reach the mansion by horse and motorcycle; one is on a skateboard,
holding the back of the limo. Then there are inelegant moments: A
back-flip fails, a stairway entrance crumbles, some sprightly
bed-bouncing ends when the bed breaks.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, a woman from Deeks' past is targeted, after finding
a stolen-car ring. The team tries to protect her and Kensi goes
undercover at the car shop.
– “NCIS,” 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. The
first rerun has Ziva wondering why her father, the head of the Mossad
in Israel, is in town. The second eyes the fierce aftermath.
– “Constitution USA,” 9 p.m., PBS
(check local listings). It took take almost a century to get the idea
of equality into the Constitution. Here, Peter Sagal ponders the
debates that have energed.
– “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS
(check local listings). In the five years since the financial
meltdown, Wall Street's rule-breakers have eluded prison. This hour
– :Grimm,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. In real
life, Portland, Oregon, rarely has trouble with engraged citizenry.
In this episode, however, there's a flurry of rage-fueled attacks;
also, the undead are troublesome.