“Holy Hell,” 9 and 11 p.m. ET, CNN (barring breaking news).
Will Allen grew up
comfortably in Long Beach, got a film-school degree, but was unsure
of life. Then his sister pointed him toward sweet-spirited young
people, living communally. For 22 years, he would film their
celebrations, shows and more ... even making movies, a commercial and
a music video.
But he began to
doubt the group's leader, a man given to spending his day in Speedo
and sunglasses, preaching love, fitness and ballet. When he finally
left, Allen took some of his films with him. Mixing in new interviews
with some of the departees, he's fashioned a compelling look at cult
II: “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS.
“Big Bang” is at
its best when throwing characters together in odd combinations. And
the season finale, rerunning here, is one of its oddest and funniest.
We'd already met
Sheldon's devoutly religious mom (Laurie Metcalf) and Leonard's
coldly scientific mom (Christine Baranski). The latter is recently
divorced and we meet Leonard's dad (Judd Hirsch). Add those three
together and you have six Emmys and 23 more nominations. There could
be more wis ahead: This year, Metcalf and Baranski are nominated for
these roles ... and Metcalf is for two others.
ALTERNATIVE: “Code Black,” 9:59 p.m., CBS.
Boris Kodjoe has
been a busy TV star lately, ranging from international espionage in
“Undercovers” to being the too-perfect “Phil #2” in “Last
Man on Earth.” This reruns the episode that added him as Dr. Will
Campbell; he'll be a regular on the show this fall.
It's also the
episode in which Christa (Bonnie Somerville) and Neal (Raza Jaffrey)
officially started their romance ... after, of course, informing
Human Resources. (Is some of the secret glamour missing these days?)
Also, everyone is questioned about an incident that left two doctors
(2005), 6 p.m., Spike. Some fun movies start early, including tyhis
comedy. The classic “Dirty Dancing” (1987) is 6:15 p.m. on
Freeform, with “Iron Man 3” (2013) at 7 p.m. on FX and the
animated delight “Rio” (2011) at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
and 9 p.m., ABC. The night starts with the top eight teams. By the
end of the second hour, we'll have a champion.
“Running Wild with
Bear Grylls,” 8 p.m., NBC. This rerun finds singer-dancer Julianne
Hough in Africa. There, her adventures involve the landscape –
remote canyon, treacherous waterfalls, etc. -- and the wildlife, from
elephants and big cats to a face-to-face moment with a big snake.
Warrior,” 9-11 p.m., NBC. This reruns the round that saw half the
finalists tackle the first stage, with four new obstacles. The other
half get their turn next Monday.
“Beauty and the
Beast,” 9 p.m., CW. Pausing for a rerun, this finds Cat and Vincent
grasping for normalcy, despite the looming threat of a beast bounty.
season-finale, 10 p.m., FX, rerunning at 11:05 p.m. and 1:38 a.m.
Last week's terrific episode (rerunning at 10:33) threw the band into
verbal and physical combat. Now we get the aftermath, with Gigi's mom
(Callie Thorne) insisting she fire everyone. Things start with a
sizzling song from Gigi and end with a shrug; a great season
concludes fairly well.
“Queen of the
South,” 10 p.m., USA. Teresa and Brenda try to start a new life,
using knowledge from Gero's book. Meawhile, their mentor Camila goes
underground, aligning with the Jimenez cartel.