“The Daily Show,” 11 p.m., Comedy Central.
One of TV's greatest
runs is ending this week. For 16 seasons, Jon Stewart has anchored
“The Daily Show.” He's brought wit, passion, intelligence and
even a knack for funny voices. The results have been brilliant, at
one point winning 10 straight Emmys for best variety show.
Now Stewart starts
his final week, which ends Thursday. Reruns will follow, before
Trevor Noah – a clever young South African – takes over Sept. 28.
First are four more nights of a comedy master.
II: “The Odd Couple” return, 8:30 p.m., CBS.
From the beginning,
this show has drawn shrugs. Critics grumbled; CBS proclaimed that it
has the best ratings of any new comedy (a “Big Bang” lead-in
helped), renewed it, but kept it off the fall line-up.
That's odd, because
there's much to recommend “Odd Couple” -- a time-tested premise,
solid stars (Mathew Perry and Thomas Lennon) and scripts filled with
slick, sharp dialog. Tonight, Oscar is dating Felix's doctor (Erinn
Hayes), just as Felix's hypochondria hits overdrive.
ALTERATIVE: Season finales, 10 p.m., cable.
video-recorder, because three finales start simultaneously. One is a
half-hour; “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo) has Jill deciding between going
to a birthday bash or to a gala with a prime theme.
The other two are an
hour each. “Unreal” (Lifetime) finds a disruptive force visiting
the set of the “Bachelor”-type show; Rachel frets about her
future. “Making of the Mob: New York” (AMC) finds Vito Genovese
and Carlo Gambino making their move; Lucky Luciano must choose a
conclusion, any time, www.acorn.tv.
Last week's opener introduced a cop with strong skills in detecting
and weak ones with people. Now he's working with a missing-person pro
(Alex Kingston), scrambling to find a link to several disappearances.
It's a dandy story with sharp twists; there's one more two-Monday
story and then all four parts will be on this streaming servie.
“So You Think You
Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. Last week, Moises Parra and Burim “B1”
Jusuf were eliminated. As the 16 remaining people dance tonight,
we'll learn which ones are in the bottom six from viewer votes;
viewers will save two via Twitter, with judges then saving two and
Paradise,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. Here's the second half of the
season-opener that started Sunday, plunking 16 former “Bachelor”
and “Bachelorette” contestants into a Mexican resort.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. A rerun sees Max and Caroline get a surprise, when a
handsome businessman returns their missing cat.
p.m., CBS. This rerun finds the team protecting Cabe's ex-wife
(Jessica Tuck), after she finds signs of foul play.
9 p.m., ABC Family. As her wedding nears, April faces some “lasts”
-- last week of being single, last week of living in her family home
... maybe last chance to throw a wild party.
10:01 p.m., ABC. Claire still assumes that Dril – who talks kids
into deadly deals – is a new force. Now she meets someone who says
he met Dril 30 years ago.
“Running Wild With
Bear Grylls,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. In theaters now, Ed Helms is the
floundering “Vacation” dad. Here's a different side: Afraid of
heights, he climbs in the Colorado Mountains.