TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “The 100” season-finale, 9 p.m., CW.
Like most CW shows, this has cute kids in tough spots.
Unlike some, it has depth and a clever concept.
With resources running out on their space station, leaders
sent 100 teen prisoners to see if Earth – ruined 97 years earlier – is
habitable. It is, but there are problems – ranging from beasts to “grounders”
(human survivors) to teens in lust. Tonight, Bellamy gives his sister a tough
choice and Finn takes a risk.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Suits” and “Graceland” season-openers,
9 and 10:01 p.m., USA.
In some ways, these slick shows are opposites. One has
pretty people in suits, seeking wealth; the other has pretty people in a casual
clothes, seeking crooks.
On “Graceland,” federal agents work undercover in a seized
beach house; this season, they face a drug kingpin. On “Suits,” there’s been a power
shift: After year of lying about a law degree (with Harvey’s knowledge), Mike
has joined a high-end investment firm; Harvey may become his lawyer … or his
opponent. The result has lots of people it’s hard to care about, but is sharply
written and performed.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy,”
8 and 8:31 p.m., ABC Family.
After many delays, it’s time for Melissa and Joey to marry …
almost. A new complication pops up.
That’s one of two comedies – both tending to be brash and
blunt -- that end their seasons next week. The other is “Baby Daddy”; Riley
takes a train ride to a family reunion, with Ben tagging along, hoping for romance.
After a rerun of the OK “Chasing Life” drama (at 9:02), the comedies rerun at
10 and 10:30.
Other choices include:
“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. Here’s the
third of four audition weeks, again with Justin Bieber introducing two dance
crews. In Los Angeles, the guest judge is Christina Applegate; in Philadelphia,
the guests are Tony-winner Billy Porter and star ballerina Missy Copeland.
“The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. A rerun finds Sue in the
unfamiliar position of having too many prom dates.
“The Goldbergs,” 8:30 and 9:31 p.m., ABC. The first rerun –
a particularly good one – has Adam getting a chance to take the family car … and
promptly getting in big trouble. The second has Murray (Jeff Garlin) expecting
the usual problems, when his brother (Dan Fogler) comes for Thanksgiving.
“Modern Family,” 9 p.m., ABC. Everyone seems intimidating in
this rerun: There’s a “mean girl” mom (Jane Krakowski), an eco-obsessed
neighbor (Jesse Eisenberg) and a therapist (John Benjamin Hickey).
“Guys Choice Awards,” 9-11 p.m., Spike TV. Matthew
McConaughey is “Guy of the Year” and Kevin Hart is “King of Comedy.” Mostly,
however, guys choose women. Awards include Rihanna (“Most Desirable Woman”),
Sandra Bullock (“Decade of Hotness”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Hot and Funny”) and
three Sports Illustrated models (“Holy Grail of Hotness”). Presenters include
Keanu Reeves and Cheech & Chong.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” 10 p.m., CBS. This rerun
finds the three women – played by Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Shue and Elisabeth
Harnois – going to a spa. You know, of course, that they’ll find a murder.
“Motive,” 10 p.m., ABC. A murder case gets personal for the
homicide team and Dr. Rogers (Lauren Holly), the medical examiner.