TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “So You Think You Can Dance”
season-opener, 8-10 p.m., Fox.
For nine summers (and one fall), this show has offered dancers
who have talent and judges who care. Here are the New Orleans and Chicago
auditions, with Wayne Brady and Jenna Elfman as guest judges.
There’s also a bonus that could be fun: During each of the
four audition weeks, two dance crews will perform; Justin Bieber, reportedly a
long-time “Dance” fan, has taped an introduction, asking viewers to choose their
favorite, via Twitter. The overall favorite crew will dance in the season’s finale.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Nova,” PBS (check local listings),
“The World Wars,” History; each 9-11 p.m.
With the 70th anniversary of D-Day just nine days
away, both networks boost their coverage. In the first two rounds of “World
Wars” (rerunning at 5 and 7 p.m.), we saw the key figures, from Hitler to
Patton, molded by World War I and the uneasy peace that followed; now the new
Meanwhile, PBS focuses on the naval effort that sent 5,000
ships to Normandy, with a 200,000-man invasion force. This documentary shows
how engineers created ways to stop some of the mines and to make tanks
amphibious; it also scour the ocean bottom, for the hundreds of ships that were
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: World Music Awards, 8-10 p.m., NBC.
Against the glitzy backdrop of Monaco, performers are from
Europe, China and the U.S.
The Americans include Mariah Carey (winning the Icon Award
after topping 200-million mark in records sold in her career), Miley Cyrus
(performer of the year) and Jason Derulo (R&B performer of the year). Also
performing: Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Flip Maestro and Chris Cab.
Other choices include:
“Hawaii Five-0,” 8 p.m., CBS. A new murder may be the work
of a serial killer, endangering Chin.
Comedy, 8-11 p.m., ABC Family. As the “Melissa & Joey”
wedding nears, Joey’s mother (Faith Prince) and his estranged brother (Matthew
Lawrence, the real-life brother of Joseph Lawrence) show up. That’s at 8 p.m., with “Baby Daddy” at 8:30
and the slight-but-pleasant “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (2009) at 9.
“The Goldbergs,” 8:30
and 9:31 p.m., ABC. As ABC’s only new comedy to be renewed, this amiable show
suddenly gets the key summer slots behind “The Middle” AND “Modern Family.” In the
first rerun, the kids learn about their dad’s romantic past. In the second,
they see their mom’s competitive zeal.
“Modern Family,” 9
p.m., ABC. The past can be tough to deal with in this rerun, when Jay re-visits
a closet convention and Cam takes Mitchell and Lily to his family farm.
“The 100,” 9 p.m., CW. Renewed for next season, this
well-made, futuristic teen drama still has some new episodes for this season.
Tonight, Finn risks his life and Raven has a deal for Bellamy.
“One Night Only,” 9-11 p.m. Spike. Gathering to pay tribute
to Don Rickles -- and/or roast-- him are comedy greats (Jerry Seinfeld, Jon
Stewart, David Letterman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler), plus Johnny Depp, Tracy
Morgan, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and more.
“Motive,” 10 p.m.,
ABC. Jennifer Beals guests in the season’s second episode. At first, this seems
like a simple case of self-defense during a home invasion; then complications