“Secrets and Lies” finale, 9-11 p.m., ABC
Over eight hours,
we've seen Eric Warner's world crumble. A newlywed from a warm
family, he was moving to the top of his dad's business. Then his wife
was killed and he became a suspect.
Since then, he's
learned secrets about her and his brother Patrick, who was arrested
last week. That still leaves the murder to be solved tonight; along
the way are revelations for Eric and Detective Cornell.
“Royals” season-opener, 10 p.m., E.
“This place is
weird,” two people separately announce tonight. You think? King
Simon was murdered and his killer was slain by a mob. His eldest son
Robert (the heir to the throne) is missing; his other kids, Liam and
Eleanor, are fragile ... in a young-and-sexy way, of course.
Cyrus says he's king; the widowed Queen Helena says he's a “hideous
little back-stabber.” Cyrus also questions the kids' legitimacy,
which is hard to prove: Simon's body is missing and Cyrus has encased
himself in a plastic bubble. This place is weird, excessive and
ALTERNATIVE: “Westworld” season finale, 9-10:30 p.m., HBO.
With lush production
values and thickly layered stories, this has left viewers both
intrigued and perplexed. Jonathan Nolan (“The Dark Knight,”
“Person of Interest”) reworked the notion of a violent, old-West
theme park, with the robotic characters starting to realize who they
are and aren't.
Now viewers know
that Arnold and Bernard are the same; they suspect that William
(Jimmi Simpson) is another version of the Man in Black (Ed Harris).
Tonight, Dolores begins to accept her fate, Maeve (Thandie Newton)
plans her liberation ... and the creator (Anthony Hopkins) plans a
ALTERNATIVE II: “Hearts of Christmas” (Hallmark Movies &
Mysteries) or “Cinderella's Christmas” (Ion), both 9-11 p.m.
Far from the tangled
worlds of royals and cowboys, there are holiday movies. “Hearts”
is set at a hospital, where a supervisor (Sharon Lawrence) was nudged
into retirement. Her young colleague plans to turns the Christmas
party into a tribute ... but the money guy (Kristoffer Polaha) has
Christmas” also focuses on a holiday party. It's a masquerade and
an oft-overlooked woman dtaws attention .,. but must leave before
people learnwho she is.
More new Christmas
movies. At 7 p.m. (rerunning at 9), UP's “Girlfriends of Christmas
Past” has women plot revenge. At 8, Hallmark's “Christmas Carol”
has Anne Heche obsess on her kids' pageant.
“Once Upon a
Time,” 8 p.m., ABC. Now that the heroes have a weapon that could
defeat her, the Evil Queen strikes back by stealingAladdin's magic
lamp. David tries to confine her to Storybrooke.
9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun of the season-opener, Elizabeth fights for
new approaches to climate change and foreign policy; also, she fears
that her family is being stalked.
“The Lost Tapes:
Pearl Harbor,” 9 p.m., Smithsonian, rerunning at midnight. Three
days before the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor
attack, we get this richly researched account – no narration, no
talking heads, but lots of old film, some of it unseen in decades.
This deflects the notion of a total surprise; we see and hear of
preparations for a possible attack. We also see the attack and the
“Last Man on
Earth,” 9:30 p.m., Fox. Melissa has vanished, leaving a mysterious
p.m., CBS. In a rerun from a year ago, Watson fumes when her
stepfather (John Heard) writes a crime novel based on her cases.