“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
After a busy week –
dumping four dancers, instead of two – this terrific show starts
its new phase. It has its top 10 dancers – five “stage” (one
tap, one ballet, three jazz or contemporary) and five “street”
(krump, freestyle, contemporary and two hip hop).
Now they'll be
paired with an “all-star” from a past season, dancing to songs
from the “Empire” soundtrack. Then two will be voted out.
“The Whispers,” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
We're two weeks from
the season-finale of what's been an intriguing tale.
It all started with
kids receiving deadly instructions from an unseen force called Dril.
Now they're getting sick, Dril may be fading and Wes proposes a plan
to the president: Take all of the kids who are affected and assemble
them in one safe zone, hoping that will cause Dril to disintegrate.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Detectorists,” anytime, www.acorn.tv.
Americans make shows
about cops and crooks and doctors and such; the British have
concocted one about rural metal-detector enthusiasts. Really.
wrote and co-stars in this odd tale, with Toby Jones (a villain in
“Wayward Pines” and beyond) as his colleague and Rachael Stirling
(Diana Rigg's daughter) as his girlfriend. The result is terribly
slow, but oddly charming. All six episodes are available today on
this streaming service.
(1980), 7:25 p.m., Starz. This great little comedy – followed by
its copycat sequel (1982) at 9 – leads a strong movie night.
There's action with “Jurassic Park” (1993) at 7:13 p.m. on Spike
and “Mad Max 2” (1981) at 8 on IFC, plus wit in “Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy” (2005), at 9 on Syfy.
Paradise,” 8 p.m., ABC. Slick-talking Joe is busy in the first hour
here; seemkingly, Samantha is in love and Juella and JJ are enraged.
Then people talk about it in “After Paradise” at 9:01.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. Working at a high-end restaurant in this rerun, Max
quickly breaks the no-hookup rule for employees.
“The Odd Couple,”
8:30, CBS. A funny rerun poses a key question: Could the fussy Felix
really be a better athlete thatn sports-buff Oscar?
p.m., CBS. David James Elliott (“JAG”) plays a former Secret
Service agent who has memory problems after an explosion. In this
rerun, hia memory is needed to stop a nuclear launch.
“POV,” 10 p.m.,
PBS (check local listings). Slowly and painfully, this follows a
mandatory class for young Swiss immigrants. It's a difficult ride,
with English subtitles, but you'll soon root for a star student and
for a guy who must quickly repay $20,000 or his family will lose its
debut, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery. In Cleveland, 11 women
disappeared, most of them in a one-year stretch of 2008-9. Then,
following up on a rape charge, police raided the house of Anthony
Sowell, 50, who had spent seven years in the Marines and 15 in prison
for rape; they found the bodies. Chris Hansen – NBC's former
catch-a-predator man – hosts this series and does wrentching
interviews with neighbors, the victims' survivors and the one woman
Sowell allowed to leave.