“Lincoln Awards” and “In Performance at the White House,” 9
and 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings.
The long Memorial
Day weekeend starts, appropriately, with concerts paying tribute to
soldiers. The second is a rerun, bringing stars – Willie Nelson,
Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty Common and Romeo Santos – to the White
House; also, Chris Daughtry performs at an air base in Japan.
Brfore that is a new
event, honoring people who have helped veterans. Performers include
Nick Jonas, Gavin DeGraw, Aloe Blacc and Arturo Sandoval; also, there
are comments from Brian Williams (taped shortly before his troubles
began), Whitney Cummings, Rob Riggle, Jerry Lewis and more.
“Bones,” 9 p.m., Fox.
The notion of
make-believe winds through this above-average rerun. There's the
imaginary friend of Christine, whose parents (Booth and Brennan) are
just-the-facts types. There's the fortune-teller who's the
murder-victim ... and others who are suspects.
And there's Avalon
Harmonia;, the psychic invited onto the case by Angela ... to Booth's
disapproval. Zestfully played by Cyndi Lauper – former rock star,
current Broadway composer – she adds fun.
ALTERNATIVE: “Messengers,” 9 p.m., CW; and “Bitten,” 11 p.m.,
The good news is
that these no longer share the same timeslot, forcting fantasy fans
to time-shift. The bad is that “Bitten” -- a good show – has
been exiled from prime time.
Tonight, as the
messengers rush to find the second horseman, Erin finds that her gift
comes at a cost. Then “Bitten” can breathe a bit, now that Elena
and Savannah escaped Aleister and his minions. There's even time for
a moving piece of character drama, with Nick on a detour. Then things
tighten again; the alpha werewolves convene, insisting that Savannah
(a young witch) needs to be executed.
“Sing It On,” 11
a.m. and noon, repeating at 8 and 9 p.m., Pop. As “Pitch Perfect 2”
scores in theaters, here's a chance to catch up on the first two
episodes of the reality version, watching top college groups. We see
the auditions and then the Midwest regionals.
8 p.m., ABC. It's the third night of the nine-day, 11-hour quiz show.
8 p.m., NBC. If you missed the season finale (eight days ago), here's
another chance. Liz is being framed and Red has to intervene. Also,
there may be a mole on the team.
(1987), 8 p.m., BBC America. Rob Reiner's offbeat gem has wonderful
supporting roles, ranging from 11-year-old Fred Savage to the 7-foot
Andre the Giant. It collides at 8 with two musical movies -- “Teen
Beach Movie” (2013) on Disney and the “Glee” concert (2011) on
9 p.m., CBS. After robbing a tur bus, three women find more than they
can handle. Also in this rerun, Danny scrambles to find the millions
his brother – whose life is now in danger – hid.
(1978), 9 p.m., ABC Family. Roald Dahl's novels have been adapted
into two gems – this one and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Danny DeVito's superb direction captured the dark humor of a little
gitl who's mistreated everywhere ... then develops special powers.
10 p.m., CBS. When a cop learns his police partner is gay, he refuses
to ride with him. The shake-up has Danny and Baez temporarily teamed
with others. Also, Danny's dad, the police commissioner, speaks out
on equality; his brother Jamie seeks revenge on a pompous detective.