“CMA Country Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock,” 8-11 p.m.,
Each year, this
concert offers wall-to-wall music, with no time wasted passing out
awards. The music is uptempo, the mood is upbeat, the audience is
kind of giddy.
Little Big Town
repeats as host, with other groups – Lady Antebellum, Rascal
Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, the Zac Brown Band –
on hand. Top individual stars are also there, including Carrie
Underwood, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean,
Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Chris Young,
Eric Church, Sam Hunt and (really) many more.
“America's Got Talent,” 8-10:01 p.m., NBC.
This is another week
for “Talent” to celebrate itself. Tonight, it brings back Piers
Morgan, one of its original judges; on Wednesday, it's part of a
special eyeing versions of the show around the world.
tonight;s “golden buzzer,” sending one act directly to the next
round. The judges will do the rest; by the end of the night, we'll
have the top 36 acts, which will start performing live next week.
ALTERNATIVE: “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” 10 p.m., HBO.
At his peak, Greg
Louganis brought a poetic perfection to sports. The world's greatest
diver, he won two Olympic gold medals in 1984 and two more in '88;
then his world crumbled.
acknowledged in 1995 that he's gay, but before that the mere rumors
seemed to cost him most endorsement deals. He teetered near
foreclosure, faced a bad break-up ... then survived. At 55 (and 27
years after learning he's HIV-positive), Louganis provides a
compelling comeback story.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Robert Wagner returns as Tony's dad. In this rerun, his scheming
past is helpful: He uses his black-market contacts to help trace
“Zoo,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Mitch and Chloe need to be rescued in Rio de Janeiro. Meanwhile,
the others are desperate to re-capture a convicted killer who fled
after a car crash, taking key evidence.
“JFK & LBJ: A
Time for Greatness,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). The movie
“Selma” depicted Lyndon Johnson slowing the rush to civil rights;
this documentary takes the opposite view. John Kennedy pushed a bold
civil-rights bill, it says, but lacked the political might to get it
tpassed. When Johnson became president, he provided passion and
power, changing history.
season-opener, 10 and 10:30 p.m., USA. When her friend Emma (Jessica
St. Clair) divorced, Molly (Lennon Parham) moved home and moved in,
to help raise the baby. It wasn't easy, especially since the town is
the home of her eccentric mom (Jane Kaczmarek) and her former
boyfriend (Keegan-Michael Key); in a fairly funny episode tonight,
it's clear his wife doesn't approve.
Investors Club” debut, 10 p.m., CNBC. Michael “Rooster”
McConaughey isn't as famous as his little brother Matthew ... yet.
But he's apparently rich (via oil-field supplies) and eccentric. Now
he brings entrepreneurs to his ranch; then he and two friends ponder
investing in them.
debut, 10 p.m., American Heroes Channel. Andrew Carnegie and H.C.
Frick were powerful figures who merged their companies into what
would become U.S. Steel. They also hated each other and hated the
labor unions. Their story launches this series on the former Military
Night,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. As host of “Geeks Who Drink” (11 p.m.
Thursdays on Syfy), Zachary Levi is quick and clever. Now he competes
in this fun show, alongside chef Curtis Stone and actors Gina
Rodriguez, Tom Arnold, Rex Lee and Yvette Nicole Brown.