“The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS.
This is the starts
the final week of the “sweeps” ratings period and of the official
TV season. Tonight (and six more nights) will be stuffed with
season-finales. Still, this rerun is today's best show.
It's a story that
had a five-year build-up: Sheldon and Amy finally consummate their
relationship. That includes some wonderful dream scenes, with Bob
Newhart as the late Professor Proton; even posthumously, Proton is a
funny guy. The result was the season's best episode of TV's best
II: “The Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC.
For the previous
three episodes, Red (James Spader) and the team have focused intently
on one goal: Find the people responsible for killing Liz.
Now, NBC says, this
season-finale has them getting close ... until there's a major
detour: A betrayal leaves the team rushing to save one of its own.
ALTERNATIVE: “Grey's Anatomy” and “The Catch,” 8 and 9-11
The Shonda Rhimes
dramas tend to end their seasons with jolts. Last week's “Scandal”
-- with Jake having two vice-presidential offers AND a gun to his
head – was a prime example. Now “Anatomy” has Callie and
Arizona continuing their custody fight, while Jo reveals she's kept
secrets from Alex.
is followed by another – spread over two episodes – on “The
Catch.” Alice makes a push toward bringing down Ben's associates,
then ends up in jeopardy. Meanwhile, his boss Sybil Griffiths is in
town, ordering an ambition heist, pulled off during a high-end
MIGHT-RECORD: Teen movies, all night, Turner Classic Movies.
For a brief spurt,
American International Pictures delivered youthful entertainment on
tidy budgets. Tonight's line-up start and ends with goofiness --
“Beach Party” (1963) at 8 p.m. ET and “Dr. Goldfoot and the
Bikini Machine” (1965) at 5 a.m., ET. In between are some serious
“The Wild Angels”
(1966, 10 p.m.) was boosted by Roger Corman's direction, Peter
Bogdanovich's help and a great score by Mike Curb (later California's
lieutenant governor). Corman's “The Trip” (1967) is 11:45 p.m.;
“Wild in the Steets” and “Three in the Attic” (both 1968) are
1:15 and 3:15 a.m.
Tomorrow” season-finale, 8 p.m., CW. Here's a re-set for the
time-travelers: Rip returns them to Central City, where they'll
decide whether to continue.
“Bones,” 8 p.m.,
Fox. Violence among acapella singers? A group's leader has been fired
and an ousted singer -- Jordan Fisher of Teen Beach” and “Grease
Live” -- is a prime suspect.
“The Odd Couple,”
8:30 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. In the first episode, Felix has a drastic
way to get his roommate Oscar to know his girlfriend better – have
them go on a sort-of date. In the second, he wants to impress her by
learning to drive; he asks everyone – except Oscar – to teach
season-finale, 9 p.m., CW. Against steep odds, it's time for a
p.m., CBS. A terrific season ends with Christy realizing how much it
would cost to continue college all the way through law degree. And
now that her daughter – a third-generation alcoholic – is back
home, there's something new: Bonnie, Christy's mom, tries to be a
“Rush Hour,” 10
p.m., CBS. Carter is supposed to protect a beauty who's a witness
against her brutal boss. In the tradition of such stories, he's soon
falling for her.