“Glee” finale, 8-10 p.m., Fox.
It's time to
celebrate a show that started hot and faded quickly. In its six
seasons, “Glee” has given us a zesty mix of vibrant music,
optimistic characters and perverse humor.
Tonight's first hour
goes back to 2009, when the glee club was being formed. The second
jumps to 2020, to see, among other things, whether Rachel (Lea
Michele) did become a Broadway star.
TODAY'S MUST-SEE II:
Basketball, all day.
Here are 16 more
NCAA tournament games, starting with one – Kansas and New Mexico
State – that could be a nasty mismatch. That's 12:15 p.m. ET on
CBS; more promising is the Georgia-Michigan State game at 12:40 p.m.
on TruTV; others start at 1:40 p.m. on TBS and 2:10 on TNT.
CBS starts its
evening at 7:10 p.m. ET with Duke in another mismatch, but follows at about 9:30 with
St. Johns and San Diego State. Other doubleheaders start at 6:50 p.m.
on TBS, 7:20 on TNT and 7:27 on TruTV.
ALTERNATIVE: “American Masters,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local
Yes, “Glee” has
a great young cast, led by the amazing Lea Michele, 28. Still, this
terrific rerun (from 2004) looks back at one of the most gifted young
performer of all.
Judy Garland was 14
when she started co-starring with Mickey Rooney, 16 when she started
filming “The Wizard of Oz” and “Babes in Toyland,” 21 when
she started “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Her voice soared; her life
wobbled. This film makes extensive use of tapes she made for an
Movie musicals, 7:30
p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. First is the 1955 “MGM Parade” TV
series, with clips of Garland, Bert Lahr and Gene Kelly. Then is a
Julie Andrews marathon -- “Darling Lili” (1970) at 8 p.m. ET,
“Star” (1968) at 10:30 and “Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) at
“Grimm,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. Back from a five-week break, “Grimm” has a dark twist on the
“lucky rabbit's foot” notion: A human corpse's foot was removed.
Monroe and Rosalee go undercover to investigate.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. There's excitement at first, when Mandy
gets a dream opportunity – an internship with a top designer. Then
there's confusion, when she says she can't go.
p.m., ABC. In Mexican-American tradition, the quinceanera
(celebrating a girl's 15th birthday) is big. Now the
family has been invited to one. For Cristela, that brings a flashback
to her first date; for her mom, it's a chance to impress, so she
wants Cristela to bring her law-office colleage Josh.
p.m., CW. Sure, this sounds silly: Inadvertently zombified, a medical
resident works in a morgue so she can munch brains ... then finds
she's temporarily absorbing memories of murder victims. Still,
there's wit sprinkled into the story; if you missed Tuesday's debut,
catch its rerun now.
“12 Monkeys,” 9
p.m., Syfy. The bad news is that “12” takes another detour – a
wildly unlikely step by Cole's friend Ramse that seems designed only
to prolong the show. The good news is an expanded role for Emily
Hampshire, who's having a great year here (as mad Jennifer Goines)
and in “Schitt's Creek.”
Friends,” 10 p.m., NatGeo Wild. A farm dog mothers an orphaned
fawn; a rat and cat become friends. Also, an autistic boy connects
with a flock of chickens.