“The Bachelorette” (ABC) or “So You Think You Can Dance”
(Fox), 8 p.m.
The dueling reality
shows are at interesting places in geography -- “Bachelorette” in
Ireland, “Dance” in Las Vegas -- and in their competitions.
“Dance” found terrific dancers at its auditions; now the
callbacks begin, creating the final “street” and “stage”
“Bachelorette” trims from nine men to six, as the drama boils:
Shawn demands to know if Kaitlyn Bristowe is still in love with him;
it's a reasonable question, since she apparently had sex with Nick
Viall in last week's episode. The “Bachelor/Bachelorette” world
gets kind of messy sometimes.
“Teen Wolf” season-opener, 10 p.m., MTV.
This is MTV's big
drama week, with “Scream” starting Tuesday and “Wolf”
returning tonight. If you're not up to date, don't worry; it reruns
all of last season from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Then the season
starts as Scott heading into his senior year of high school, with a
strong girlfriend (who has supernatural powers) and a weak
grade-point-average. His friend, who is a mere human, is dating
someone who isn't. Also, some newcomers are scarier than your normal,
ALTERNATIVE: “POV,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
take the downward plunge of “The Overnighters.” It offers a hero
– Jay Reinke, a Lutheran pastor, providing sleeping spots for the
men who rushed to North Dakota, hoping for oil-boom jobs. We meet a
faithful aide, rebuilding his life after 16 years in prison, and a
Then, during the 18
months of filming, things crumble in Greek-tragedy style. Viewers are
left feeling wretched. If you watch it, take solace in the fact that
Reinke's life improved somewhat afterward. Also, appreciate being
able to visit this dark quagmire and then return to your own life.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, everyone helps Oleg move into Sophie's place
... until she starts rejecting his stuff.
“The Fosters,” 8
p.m., ABC Family. When her family visits, Lena hopes to end a long
dispute with her half-brother.
p.m., CBS. In the show's third episode, rerunning here, team members
flunk a military test. They may be able to redeem themselves by
preventing a bomber from shattering the Internet.
“Larry Kramer in
Love and Anger,” 9 p.m., HBO. When “The Normal Heart” won its
Emmy for best TV movie, viewers saw lots of vibrant, Hollywood people
celebrating onstage alongside Kramer; then 79 and in poor health, he
was the hero of the moment. His play had described his frustration at
trying to make the world aware of the AIDS crisis; now this
documentary views Kramer's life.
Battle,” 9:30 p.m., CW. After a five-week break, this tries a new
night. In traditional-looking barber shops (tonight is Newark),
competing stylists try to create elaborate cuts. Cedric the
Entertainer keeps it fairly ... well, entertaining.
“The Making of the
Mob: New York,” 10 p.m., AMC. The third episode of this documentary
series finds Lucky Luciano taking control of the Mob in New York. To
get us in the mood, AMC reruns “The Godfather, Part II” (1974) –
Francis Coppola's Oscar-winning gem – from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
10:01 p.m., ABC. Claire – the ace FBI interrogator – knows that
this amnesiac “John Doe” is really her husband Sean; the trouble
is that he doesn't know and she can't jar any memories loose.
Meanwhile, Wes heads back to Mali, where Sean's plane was found in a
bizarre crash site.