TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m.,
In past summers, tap-dancers have been only a mild
diversion; one finished fourth, none has gone higher. Now that will change:
Valerie Rockey of Indianapolis and Zack Everhart of Georgia, each 20, are
vibrant tappers who also seem to be good at everything else.
They’re in the final four, alongside 18-year-old jazz or
contemporary dancers. Rickey Ubeda of Miami has a pixie-ish charm; Jessica
Richens of California had a great night last week. Viewers’ voting last week and
this week will be added, with a champion named next week. Also tonight, Jason
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Extant”
9 and 10 p.m., CBS.
On a summer night , we never used to expect even one hour of
richly produced science fiction, with an Oscar-winning star. But tonight, like
last week, we get two hours.
Driven by visions of his late daughter, Sparks has swiped
the baby. Molly (Halle Berry) is in pursuit with Yasumoto … who may not have
her best interests at heart. Tessa Ferrer -- Debby Boone’s daughter, Rosemary
Clooney’s granddaughter, Red Foley’s great-granddaughter – plays Sparks’
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Hot in Cleveland” season-finale, 10
p.m., TV Land.
The fifth season concludes with everyone fretting about
something. Elka (Betty White) is running for city council; Victoria (Wendie
Malick), once a soap-opera has-been, is up for an Academy Award.
Then there’s Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), fretting about a
visit from her mother. We haven’t seen the overprotective mom since she showed
up in the first season, played by Emmy-winner Shirley Knight.
Other choices include:
“America’s Got Talent,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC. First is a rerun
of the 12 acts that performed Tuesday. Then we’ll learn which six will advance.
“The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Frankie will only
take kids’ requests during her “office hour.”
“Modern Family,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., ABC. The first rerun finds
Jay reluctantly going to ClosetCon and Mitchell reluctantly going to Cam’s
family farm … where Grams (Ann Guilbert) causes trouble. The second has Phil
telling a lie that he has trouble maintaining; also, Gloria obsesses on the
“Legends,” 9 p.m., TNT. As last week’s episode ended, the
FBI reluctantly agreed to put its best (and least stable) undercover agent back
in the field. Now Martin (Sean Bean) pretends to be a high-roller.
“The Divide” season-finale, 9 p.m., WE. Christine (the
terrific Marin Ireland) finds that her friendship with Terry puts her in
trouble with Danny and with her nemesis, Stanley Zale.
“Motive” season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC. Already troubled by an
old case, Angie faces a new problem: The murder of a prosecutor is personal to
Cross; now she must come clean about their past.
“The Bridge,” 10 p.m., FX. A powerful little scene pits the
show’s leads, each an international star. Demian Bichir, plays Marco, a Mexican
cop; Diane Kruger, a German native, plays Sonya, a Texas cop. Tonight, she rages
over his helping a drug kingpin who’s now the center of attention: Marines are
chasing him; he hired hit men to kill a reporter (mistakenly maiming her
lesbian lover) and to get Sonya.