“Hell on Wheels” finale, 9 p.m., AMC, repeating at 11:05 p.m. and
railroad, it seems, was built from muscle and murder, cunning and
corruption. “Dreams don't come pretty,” rail magnate Thomas
Durant says here.
The final season
(rerunninng from 5:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) has seen it completed; in
this quietly superb finale, the golden spike is pounded and lives
must change. Cullen meets Custer and Grant and others he fought in
the Civil War. He's a hero, but he's shattered physically and
emotionally; the women he loved are gone – one killed, one with
someone else, one returned to China. A rugged life pushes forward.
“Rush Hour” return, 9 p.m., CBS.
This seemed like a
fine idea at the time: After its Thursday comedies, CBS kept abruptly
shifting to 10 p.m. dramas; why not try action-comedy, the sort that
works so well in movies?
In four “Rush
Hour” films, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker played mismatched cops;
for this TV version, Jon Foo and Justin Hires took over. Alas, the
result was only so-so, ratings drooped and “Rush Hour” was
shelved. Now CBS has five new hours left to show us in the summer,
when they might seem like solid entertainment. First, a prisoner has
escaped and his estranged wife and daughter are missing.
ALTERNATIVE: “Live From Comic-Con” finale, 8 p.m., Syfy.
results or TV listings and it's clear that the nerd culture has won;
it's become one of the strongest forces in show business. This San
Diego event is now a centerpoint of pop culture.
So Syfy has a stage
there, where Will Arnett does interviews and shows clips. It
sandwiches that with “Clash of the Titans” (2010) at 5:30 and 9
p.m.; other fantasy films abound today -- “Hunger Games” (2013),
5:30 p.m., Freeform; “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe” (2005),
7:30 p.m. ET, BBC America; “Star Trek” (2009), 8 p.m., FX;
“Divergent” (2014), 8 p.m., TNT; “Wolverine” (2009), 8 p.m.,
Identity” (2002), 8-11 p.m., NBC. Six days before “Jason Bourne”
reaches theaters, NBC gives us the original – a slick, smart
thriller about a guy (Matt Damon) robbed of his memory.
“Angel From Hell,”
8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS. Allison is supposed to be the only one who
knows Amy is her guardian angel; now they accidentally record a
conversation about it on her dad's machine. In the second episode,
Amy must break up someone's wedding, in order to keep Allison's
Standing” return, 8 p.m., ABC. After three months on the shelf,
this show and “Dr. Ken” finally get some summer reruns. Tonight,
Mike's new obsession is a collection of miniature tanks; also, the
Outdoor Man restaurant, supervised by his daughter, has just received
a scathing review.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. Here's a tough task for Ken (Ken Jeong): He's supposed to
speak at a banquet honoring the handsome and successful guy who was
once the boyfriend of Ken's now-wife.
10 p.m., AMC. Last week ended with Billy the Kid in jail. Don't count
him out yet; tonight's hour of this excellent documentary series
continues the story, to his final encounter with Pat Garrett. Others
are on the move – Wyatt Earp to Tombstoe, Sitting Bull returning to
Movie,” 10-11:30 p.m., HBO. For two seasons, “Looking” followed
Patrick (Jonathan Groff), a videogame designer in San Francisco. His
career went well, his gay romances did not; he moved to Denver. Now
the story concludes: Returning to town nine months later for a
wedding, Patrick sees his former lovers and his former roommates.
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. For the second straight week, someone
doubles as host and music guest. Last week's rerun had Drake; this
one has Miley Cyrus.