TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “So You Think You Can Dance” finale, 8-10
In its first 10 seasons, “Dance” saw only one tap-dance
specialist reached its final four; none got further. Now there are two more.
Each is 20, each grew up far from the dance centers – Zach Everhart in
small-town Georgia, Valerie Rockey in the Indianapolis outskirts. Each leaps beautifully
into other styles.
They’re in tonight’s finale with two gifted 18-year-olds. Rickey
Ubeda, of Miami, has a pixie-like charm; Jessica Richens, of California, is
sometimes a mobile sex symbol. The votes are already in; before a winner is announced,
we’ll see the top 20, a dance crew and an Enrique Iglesias/Sean Paul song.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Extant,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Two weeks before the finale, this complex plot is starting
to come together.
Molly (Halle Berry) became pregnant during a solo space
mission. Now -- as the powers of her offspring grow quickly -- she grasps
Yasumoto’s scheme for eternal life. Meanwhile, Sparks has doubts about being
part of all this; if he backs off, however, Anya will take over.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The League” season-opener, 10 p.m.
Wednesday is the only weeknight that FXX doesn’t stuff with
“Simpsons” reruns. Instead, it offers a movie – “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012),
from 7-10 p.m. ET -- followed by a new “League” and an old “Ali G.” (Ali visits
the FBI; Borat goes hunting.) The latter two rerun from 11 p.m. to midnight ET.
In “League,” the fantasy-football season begins with Kevin
in double dismay: His wife is champ and Andre is confident. The trophy is named
Shiva (after an old nemesis); now the guys happen to join the mourning custom
of “sitting shiva.” They botch it, in an episode that’s often wild and
Other choices include:
“The Goldbergs,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. This four-rerun string ends
with an exceptionally funny episode at 9:30, as teen Barry takes the car on his
own. Earlier, Beverly meddles in the dating lives of her dad (George Segal) at
8 p.m. and her younger son Adam at 9. In between, Adam obsesses on “Goonies.”
“America’s Got Talent,” 9 p.m., NBC. Tonight, we learn who’s
in the second half of this season’s top 12. That follows an 8 p.m. hour that
recaps the acts that performed Tuesday.
“Modern Family,” 10 and 10:30 p.m., ABC. Here are two
chances to see Ty Burrell, who recently won his second Emmy as Phil. In the
first rerun, he’s supposed to help Gloria sell her old apartment; in the
second, he takes everyone to Australia, to scatter his mother’s ashes.
“The Bridge,” 10 p.m., FX. Last week ended powerfully, with
a drug lord hiring a hit man to get Sonya, the American cop who’s been probing
his dealings. Now she’s been captured and Marco scrambles.
“Hot in Cleveland,” 10 p.m., TV Land. Newly elected to the
city council, Elka (Betty White) is drunk with power. Joy (Jane Leeves) is
happy with Mitch (Tim Daly), but Simon (Craig Ferguson) is back.
“Taxi Brooklyn,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. One motorcyclist has
killed another. While Cat probes that case, Leo makes a startling discovery
after disputing an amateur basketball game.