TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live,” 10 and 11:29 p.m., NBC.
First is a rerun of last week's
episode, with Kristen Wiig hosting and Vampire Weekend as music
guest. Then a good (if erratic) season concludes with Ben Affleck
hosting and Kanye West as music guest.
That could bring some strong moments:
Affleck may now be a member of the “five-timer club” of hosts,
usually a big deal. Also, it's the final regular gig for Seth Meyers
and Bill Hader. After brilliant years as head writer and “Weekend
Update” anchor, Meyers will take NBC's late-night slot in February,
when Jimmy Fallon moves up to Jay Leno's spot.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Law &Order:
Specal Victims Unit,” 9 p.m., NBC.
There's no “Smash” tonight; that
show has its two-hour finale May 26. But there's an “SVU” rerun
that flips things around: Olivia, the cop, wants help from Bayard
Ellis, the defense attorney.
A new crime makes her feel there may
have been extenuating circumstances involving a convict (Mike Tyson)
on Death Row. She wants Ellis (Andre Braugher) to intervene.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Doctor Who”
season-finale, 8 p.m., BBC America.
This show was old – ancient, by TV
standards – before its stars were born. It's 50; Matt Smith and
Jenna-Louise Coleman are 30 and 27.
Smith is the 11th person to
play The Doctor. Under the writer-producer Steven Moffat, he's
With his friends being kidnapped, The
Doctor heads to the fields of Trenzalore. Mysteries will be solved …
possibly including the ultimate one – the real name of The Doctor.
Other choices include:
– “Finding Normal,” 7, 9 and 11
p.m., GMC (formerly Gospel Music Channel). A big-city, big-money
doctor (Candace Cameron Bure) tries to zip through Normal, a North
Carolina town of 332. Arrested for speeding, she's sentenced to
community service; don't be surprised if lives transform.
– “Elementary,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a
rerun, the body of a hotel manager is found in the laundry machine.
Sherlock Holmes suspects foul play.
– “Grimm,” 8 p.m., NBC. Who knew
that the academic-team world turns violent? This rerun centers on the
murder of a young decathlete.
– “Orphan Black,” 9 p.m., BBC
America. With a richly detailed plot and a superb star, this show has
been a solid surprise. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is a small-time crook
who suddenly learned she's a result of a cloning experiment. Tonight,
her actions endanger the others.
– “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” 9
p.m., HBO. Here's the hall's annual induction ceremony. There are
performances by Heart, Rush, Public Enemy and Randy Newman (the
newest inductees, along with the late Albert King and Donna Summer),
plus Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Foo Fighters.
– “Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade” (1989), 9-11 p.m., Spike. After a great start and an OK
middle,the original Indiana Jones trilogy concluded beautifully.
There are great injections from River Phoenix as young Indy and Sean
Connery as his dad.