“The Big Bang Theory” and “The Odd Couple,” 9-10 p.m., CBS.
The bad news is that
“Supergirl” and “Scorpion” have ended their seasons early.
The good: For this month, at least, CBS revives its tradition of
“Big Bang” is
the lone rerun in the bunch, but it's a good one: Amy goes on a date
with the socially clumsy Dave (Stephen Merchant) and Sheldon tries
Online dating.“Odd Couple,” which has been consistently funny,
has a new episode with key moments. Oscar continues trying to impress
his smart neighbor (Teri Hatcher); his manager (Wendell Pierce)
introduces his wife (Sheryl Underwood).
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Mike
& Molly,” 8 and 8:30, p.m., CBS.
Over the next three
Mondays, this show will have its final six episodes.
Often quite silly,
it starts tonight by having noisy Vince quit a do-it-yourself
project. But then is a more-serious story that carries into episodes
ahead: Molly, who quit her teaching job, discovers that one of her
former students is pregnant and homeless.
ALTERNATIVE: “Houdini & Doyle” debut, 9 p.m., Fox.
At first glance,
they were opposites. Conan Doyle was 15 years older and seven inches
taller than Harry Houdini. He was Scottish-born and Irish Catholic;
Houdini was Hungarian-born and Jewish.
intelligence and curiosity, they became real-life friends, despite a
huge gap: Doyle (the Sherlock Holmes author) believed in ghosts and
spiritualists; Houdini (the magician) debunked them. This series
imagines that they solved crimes together in 1901 London. Michael
Weston (the detective in “House”) and Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”)
star, in an hour with great visuals and a so-so story.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Jack Irish,” any time, www.acorn.tv.
Late in the first
hour, Jack asks what's going on here; we kind of know the feeling.
This is a sprawling story which the characters (and viewers) must
piece together gradually.
grasped the accents and had seen three Jack Irish movies; Americans
who persevere will find an agreeable blend of action, humor and
confusion. Two popular Aussies, Guy Pierce and Marta Dusseldorp, star
as Jack (a lawyer who became a private-eye and bill-collector) and
his girlfriend, a journalist. The first two episodes arrive today,
with the other four at one-per-Monday.
Interview, 3 p.m.
ET, Fox Business Network. Liz Claman talks to Warren Buffett and Bill
Gates, plus Charles Munger, vice-chair of Buffett's company
(Berkshire Hathaway), after its shareholders meeting.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Last week, one football player (Doug
Flutie) was eliminated and another (Von Miller) was tied for last
place. Miller, Ginger Zee and Kim Fields each had a 24 in judges'
votes, leaving them vulnerable on this double-elimination night. But
the third football guy, Antonio Brown, had a 27, topped only by Wanya
Morris (29) and Paige VanZant (28).
8-10:01 p.m., NBC. The top 10 singers perform and viewers vote.
8 p.m., CW. As the second half of the season – with seven new
episodes – begins, Mary may have to sacrifice her cousin's life to
save her own.
“Jane the Virgin,”
9 p.m., CW. Last week, Jane did the honorable thing, refusing to
write a rich kid's college essay for $1,000. Alas, Petra's scheming
twin has sent in an ad under Jane's name, announcing an essay-writing
service. Now the teaching-assistant job is in jeopardy.
Angeles,” 9:59 p.m., CBS. Sam's son and his classmates have been
kidnapped by extremists; the team races to San Francisco to rescue
them. That wraps up the show's season; “Person of Interest” will
debut Tuesday, then air its final episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays
for six weeks.
p.m., ABC. After tonight, Stana Katic only has two more episodes.
Tonight, Beckett (Katic) and Castle probe the murder of a former
movie star who was trying theater.