TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “iHeartRadio Album Release Party,” 8
Adam Levine continues his march through all media. He has a
hit TV series (“The Voice”), a good movie (“Begin Again”) and lots of radio
hits; now his Maroon 5 band adds a prime-time special.
The album (“V”) arrives next Tuesday, a big deal because the
four previous albums have reached No, 1 (twice), 2 and 6 on the Billboard
chart. One single, “Maps,” was released early and reached No. 6; five previous
Maroon 5 singles have been in the top 10, two of them hitting No. 1.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Chelsea Lately” finale, 11 p.m., E;
repeats at midnight, 2 and 3 a.m.
The male world of late-night loses its only female host
tonight. Passed over in all the moves by broadcast networks (including NBC, E’s
sister network), Chelsea Handler quit after seven years and 1,300-plus
episodes; then she was signed by Netflix for a show that will start in 2016.
First, here’s the live, hour-long finale. Guests reportedly
will include top stars (Melissa McCarthy, Selena Gomez, 50 Cent, Minnie Driver)
and quirky souls (David Hasselhoff, Kathy Griffin, Buzz Aldrin). There will be
many more, including Miley Cyrus singing Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over.”
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Finales, cable.
Two shows have their mid-season finales. “Pretty Little
Liars” (8 p.m., ABC Family) sees Allison submit to a lie-detector test – always
a mistake for a liar; “Covert Affairs” (10 p.m., USA) finds Annie heading out
on another adventure with McQuaid (Nic Bishop), over Auggie’s objections.
The big one, however, is the season finale of “Tyrant” (10
p.m., FX), which keeps getting better. Bassam – “Barry” when he was a Pasadena
pediatrician – has been preparing to oust his shaky brother as dictator. Now he
faces a sudden jolt, plus the sharp opposition from his wife, an American-born
Other choices include:
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. Two weeks ago, this show reran Ralph
Waite’s final primetime appearance. Now here’s the episode filmed after his
death at 85; Gibbs returns home after his dad’s death.
“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. An undercover agent may be
helping the smuggler he’s supposed to investigate. Also in this reruns, Kensi
returns to the field and ponders her relationship with Deeks.
“America’s Got Talent,” 9-11 p.m., NBC. A new round begins,
with half the final 24 performing and viewers voting. On Wednesday, six of the
acts will advance.
“Iyanla: Fix My Life,” 9 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network. Iyanla
Vanzant, who is an ordained minister and a life coach, goes to Ferguson, Mo.
She brings the police chief face-to-face with Charles Ewing, the pastor whose
nephew, Michael Brown, was slain by a policeman. She sits down in a church with
young men (some of them admitted gang members) and crosses police checkpoints
at 1 a.m., to join a protest.
“The Mindy Project,” 9:30 p.m., Fox. In a rerun, Mindy is
dating a cop (which makes Danny jealous) and Peter is dating a brain surgeon
who may be too mature for him.
“Wizard Wars,” 10 p.m., Syfy. This entertaining show – a good
companion to the 9 p.m. “Face Off” – assigns magicians to work with random
props. Tonight, that includes doggy treats.