TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Justified”
season-finale, 10 p.m., FX.
It all started with an odd discovery –
a stash of drugs and cash at the home of Raylan's crooked dad.
That was stolen from the Detroit mob
long ago by Drew Thompson … who then transformed himself into
Sheriff Shelby Parlow. Now Raylan has captured Drew and rescued Ella
Mae, the sweetly dim prostitute Drew loves. Boyd Crowder is desperate
to hush Ella Mae and get money from the mob; this could be a strong
finish to what has been a great season.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “The New Normal”
season-finale, 9-10 p.m., NBC.
Force are rushing together now. David
and Brice near their marriage …. which may not happen before their
adoptive baby is born. Bryan's mom (Mary Kay Place) arrives, adding a
Even choosing the baby's name brings
disputes … and new about how Goldie chose Shania's name.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Kind Hearted
Woman” conclusion, 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
David Sutherland's films let us step
inside real lives, without reality-show glitz. This one – like the
previous “Farmer's Wife” and “Country Boys” – has been
slow, difficult and worth the trouble.
We met Robin Charboneau emerging from
rehab and trying college, while fighting for custody of her children.
This involves two states (North Dakota and Minnesota), two court
systems (tribal and federal) and two countries (U.S. and Canada).
Sometimes her own worst enemy, she remains worth rooting for.
Other choices include:
– “Splash,” 8 p.m., ABC.
Ndamukong Suh has conquered football opponents, but the diving board
was another matter. Last week, he was the second person ousted (after
Keshia Knight Pulliam in the opener). Eight divers remain, including
Brandi Chastain, a late addition (after Chuy Bravo's injury), who
beat Suh in last week's dive-off. Afterward, “Dancing With the
Stars” also ousts someone.
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. Here's a
rerun of the episode that showed Abby's roots. An investigation
triggers memories of her at 10 (played by Brighton Sharbino), working
on her first mystery.
– “Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory” (2005), 8:30-11 p.m., ABC Family. Three great talents –
director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman and Johnny Depp were at
their best – in this buoyant gem.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, Sam is contacted by a man he knew years ago – and
who is soon killed. On a lighter note, Deeks and Kensi are undercover
at a dog show.
– “New Girl,” 9 p.m., Fox. On a
guys' night out, Nick and Schmidt are attracted to a beauty (Brooklyn
Decker) who is attracted to sadness. Also, Jess' relationship with a
– “The Mindy Project,” 9:30 p.m.,
Fox. Entitled “Pretty Man,” this is a sort of “Pretty Woman”
take-off. Mindy accidentally meets a handsome prostitute and needs to
bring him to a dinner party.
– “Golden Boy,” 10 p.m., CBS. At
a subway shooting, the bullets seem to be from the gun that killed
the brother of Detective McKenzie (Bonnie Somerville) years ago.
– “Smash,” 10:01 p.m., NBC.
Here's the final Tuesday episode, before “Smash” is exiled to
Saturdays. A veteran star (Bernadette Peters) oins the “Bombshell”
cast, despite a rift with her daughter Ivy.