“The Late Late Show With James Corden” debut, 12:37 a.m., CBS.
If Jimmy Fallon had
a British cousin, it would be Corden. Both men bring a puppy-dog
enthusiasm – light years from the reserved Letterman/Carson
approach. Both have done music, movies, sketch comedy and more, all
In England, Corden
co-wrote a comedy series (“Gavin & Stacey”) and was part of a hit song,
He hosted specials and did a stage role, winning a Tony when it
reached Broadway. He's also starred in the “Into the Woods”
movie; Reggie Watts, the “Comedy Bang! Bang!” music sidekick, has
the same role here.
“The Voice” (NBC) and “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8-10:01
“The Voice” is
getting serious now, with the “battle rounds” beginning. Two
teammates each choose a song and sing, with one advancing to the next
round. Nate Ruess, of Fun, advises all of them.
is ready to oust its first dancer. Last week, judges gave the lowest
scores to model-actress Charlotte McKinney and to Redfoo – the
singer-rapper-DJ whose dad, Berry Gordy, started Motown Records. Top
scorers were Rumer Willis, Riker Lynch and Nastia Liukin, the gymnast
blessed with perpetual winner Derek Hough as her partner. Now, with
viewer votes added, someone will go.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Returned,” 9 p.m., A&E.
Camille should stay
hidden at home, her family feels; people might not accept the fact
that she quietly returned home, four years after being dead and
buried. But no one who's 15 (or 19, her twin sister's age) wants to
stay home; tonight, she finds a way to mingle.
There's much more,
in this terrific adaptation of a French mini-series. We glimpse the
back story of Julie, who has a silent boy hiding in her apartment.
And we get the quietly powerful moment when Rowan realizes she did
NOT imagine her conversations with her late fiance Simon.
8 and 9 p.m., Fox. First, Mark and Daisy plan an attack on Ryan. Then
things go wrong on the day of a trial, spurring a crucial manhunt.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. Fresh from a one-week break (and from news that it and
“Mike and Molly” will be back next season), this show sees a
handsome guy return Max and Caroline's cat.
“The Fosters,” 8
p.m., ABC Family. Mariana should focus on her fun moment – a
contest to see which dance team can represent the school. Here life
is complicated, though, now that her troubled (and pregnant) mom is
staying there. There's more in this final episode until summer,
including a tragedy.
Molly,” 8:30, CBS. In real life, Billy Gardell (who plays Mike) has
lost 70-plus pounds. In the show, Mike meets a weight goal ... then
risks it by taking a slice of pie.
p.m., CBS. Once again, these computer guys must become action heroes.
This time, a helicopter crash puts them inside a raging wildfire.
"It's Me Hilary," 9 p.m., HBO. At 88, artist Hilary Knight retains the child-like quality of the most famous character he drew -- little Eloise, princess of the Plaza Hotel. Here's a charming portrait.
Inheritance,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., Fox Business. In the second
epiosode, a woman inherits a fading wildlife refuge in Florida. In
the first, a man inherits a barren Badlands ranch, then finds it has
an alternate source of income – dinosaur fossils.
10 p.m., A&E. “I just want to feel normal now,” Norma Bates
insists. Sorry, that ship has sailed. Her life will never seem
normal, with her son atttacted to troubled women who sometimes die. A
body has been found in the water and it may be the motel patron (a
professional escort) who's been missing for days. There's much more,
including a new look for Emma, Norman's sorta-girlfriend.