“The Last Man on Earth” return, 9:30 p.m., Fox.
After a successful
spring try-out, this comedy was boosted by three Emmy nominations,
two for Will Forte (as actor and writer) and one for directing. Now
its reruns return, in what will be its slot this fall.
Phil (Forte) married
the annoying Carol (Kristen Schaal) when they thought they were the
last people on Earth. Now there's another guy (Mel Rodriguez), who
has more respect and a beautiful companion (January Jones). Phil's
solution is ... well, to find a cow and later steal it. It makes
sense to him.
II: “Destination Wild: Clever Monkeys,” 10 p.m. ET., NatGeo Wild,
rerunning at 1 a.m.
It was back in 1954
that David Attenborough began making nature shows. Now, at 89, he
provides the witty narration for this charming film, which combines
footage from around the world.
We see monkeys
working in groups small (a mother gets two guys to help raise her
twins) and large (80 baboons form a massive society). We see them
link for attacks, for defense and for sympathy. They use leaves for
medicine, rocks for nutcrackers, cunning to steal from nearby
ALTERNATIVE: “Masterpiece: Poldark,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local
The two Ross
Poldarks again collide briefly. There's Aidan Turner, who plays him
potently. And there's Robin Ellis, who had the same role 40 years
ago; now he's the magistrate who sentenced Ross' friend to a year in
a disease-ridden jail, for poaching.
The result dominates
the start and end of this strong hour. In between, a ball lets
Demelza glow while Ross plays cards – confronting the magistrate
and the shark who won most of his cousin's money.
Sweden,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC. This show shines when focusing on
culture clashes; tonight, both episodes do that. First, Bruce (Greg
Poehler) reluctantly goes skiing, which is clearly his wife's turf.
Then his parents (Patrick Duffey and Illeana Douglas) arrive to
“help” plan the wedding.
Feud,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC. One episode has the families of former
sitcom hunks – Mario Lopez and Joey Lawrence. The other has
golden-era stars, Ed Asner and Vicki Lawrence.
“I Am Cait”
debut, 8 p.m., E, rerunning at 10 p.m. and midnight. From an Olympic
gold medal to pop-culture stardom as a Kardashian stepfather, Caitlyn
(formerly Bruce) Jenner keeps drawing attention. Now a new reality
show follows Jenner, 65, who has been transitioning to female.
9 p.m., CBS. In this rerun, Elizabeth scrambles to find the secret
bank account of the former secretary of state ... then learns that
one of her staff people already has access to it.
Field” finale, 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Accused of
aiding the enemy, Joan could face life in prison. Also, Kitty (the
terrific Oona Chaplin) doesn't know who to trust.
“The Strain,” 10
p.m., FX. Can normalcy exist in a New York that's overrun? In this
well-crafted hour, officials declare that Long Island is zombie-free;
then, of course, there's a daring kidnap incursion. Meanwhile, our
heroes persist: Ephraim has trouble with his son, Dutch searches
desperately for her friend ... and Nora finally learns just how old
the ancient Abraham is.