TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: CMT Music Awards, 8-11 p.m., CMT.
Occasionally changing its name and its network, this has prospered
for26 years, with perfect timing: In June, most country stars are in Nashville
for what used to be called Fan Fair.
Carrie Underwood – who has won four of the show’s past seven
“video of the year” awards – will be there, to debut a duet with Miranda
Lambert. Blake Shelton, Lambert’s husband, will also perform; so will Luke
Bryan, Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettles, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Dierks
Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and Little Big
Town. Kristen Bell hosts.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Melissa & Joey,” 8 p.m., ABC
With ABC comedies in rerun, you could switch to cable for new[MH1]
ones on ABC Family (“Baby Daddy” is at 8:30) and, later, on TV Land. The night
starts with the wedding of this show’s two leading characters.
Things start with Joey (Joseph Lawrence) seeing Melissa
(Melissa Joan Hart) in her wedding dress. That’s supposed to be bad luck … as
proven with an injury at an impromptu bachelor party. Also, Melissa’s dad is
missing and there’s dangerous flirting among the wedding party.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Jennifer Falls” debut, 10:30 p.m.,
Maybe all cable sitcoms use the same plot. “Melissa &
Joey started with a big-deal business guy losing his job and becoming a nanny;
this one starts with a big-deal business woman losing her job, moving back (with
her daughter) back home, and working at her brother’s sports bar.
The show re-unites two “My Name is Earl” stars (Jaime
Pressly and Ethan Suplee as Jennifer and her brother) and two “Arrested Development”
co-stars (Jessica Walter, as her mom, and Jeffrey Tambor).
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Hockey, 8 p.m. ET, NBC.
If you’re really not into this comedy stuff, don’t worry.
The final play-off rounds begin in two pro sports.
Tonight, it’s hockey and the Stanley Cup; after barely
surviving against the Blackhawks, the Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers.
On Thursday, ABC has basketball, with San Antonio hosting Miami.
Other choices include:
“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. Here’s the second
week of auditions, this time in Chicago and Los Angeles. Also, two more dance
crews perform, with viewers tweeting for their favorite.
“The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Mike coaches Sue’s
soccer team and finds a shortage of intensity.
“The Goldbergs,” 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., ABC. Both reruns put
Pops (George Segal) into disputes. The first involves whether Barry should get
a car; the second finds Pops’ daughter meddling with his dating life.
“The 100,” 9 p.m., CW. The two-part season-finale starts with
Clarke and Finn facing a new enemy.
“D-Day Sacrifice,” 9-11 p.m., National Geographic. Two days
before the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this documentary starts with preparations
and continues through the liberation of Paris.
More new shows, 10 p.m., cable. In the “Through the Wormhole”
(Science Channel), Morgan Freeman asks if genetic factors point to a likelihood
of wealth. In the “Untying the Knot” debut (Bravo), wealth goes bad; as a
couple tries to split amicably, appraisers ponder the value of a Paris