“Person of Interest,” 10 p.m., CBS.
For the next six
weeks, some of our rerun-woes will be swept aside: The final “POI”
season will be at 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; in the process, it
has a big, us-vs.-them sci-fi story to work out.
Finch and Root trt
to salvage the machine, but that's tough; its facial-recognition is
shaky and it has trouble telling the good guys from the bad. Reese
and Fusco have a big backlog, which means some gun battles. Great
moments co-exist with odd quirks, including an immensely inept
II: “The Big Bang Theory,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Three days from now,
TV's best comedy will end its ninth season. As a minor bonus, we get
Monday reruns, sandwiched between new episodes of “Mike &
Molly” and “The Odd Couple.”
This is a typically
funny episode, from the time when Amy and Sheldon had split. Despite
an awful first date with Dave (Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the
British “Office”), she tries another. Also, Sheldon has a song
stuck in his head; Howard and Raj obsess on the one fan of their
ALTERNATIVE: “Independent Lens,” 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local
Just turning 30,
“Dub” Lawrence was the youngest sheriff in his county's history.
Among other things, he created the first SWAT team in Utah. He was
defeated for re-election, but that history would later haunt him: The
team he created shot and killed his son-in-law.
Lawrence, 70, has
gone on to probe what happened there and elsewhere. His conclusion:
There was no reason to shoot someone who was a threat only to
himself; police have become so militarized that tragedies occur. This
is a slow-moving story that works because Lawrence is such a vibrant
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Last week ousted Super Bowl star Von
Miller and actress Kim Fields. The six survivors were close in
judges' two-dance scores – 56 for Nyle DiMarco; 55 for Wayna
Morris, Ginger Zee and Paige VanZant; 52 for Antonio Brown and 51 for
Molly,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS. Turning serious a week before the
series finale, the show has Molly helping her former student, who's
pregnant and homeless. Then she wants everyone on their best
behavior, for the visit by an adoption agency.
p.m., Fox. Professor Strange (BD Wong) keeps evading arrest while
doing his nasty experiments; Bruce and Sabrina (the future Batman and
Catwoman) may take action. Meanwhile, Azrael is back and the Penguin
Doyle,” 9 p.m., Fox. Things get tricky when you believe in past
lives: A boy has killed a suffragette, to avenge his past self being
killed. Harry Houdini and Conan Doyle dig into that old case.
p.m., ABC. A week before the season-finale (and the departure of
Stana Katic), the show has Castle on another of his murder theories.
This time, he figures the Antichrist might be responsible.
10:01 p.m., NBC. Some of TV's best episodes have come from forced
confinement – quarantines, jury rooms and such. Now there's a
lockdown at FBI headquarters.
p.m., A&E. While Castle frets about the Antichrist on ABC, this
show follows someone who reluctantly learned he really is the
Antichrist. In this season-finale, he faces a sacrifice.