TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “2 Broke Girls,”
9 p.m., CBS.
This fun (but erratic) show surprised
viewers by puncturing a dream: The cupcake shop went broke.
Now comes another surprise: Max and
Caroline make a discovery that could revive the business. This is the
season's last new episode, but a pair of funny reruns will air
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “90210”
finale, 9 p.m., CW, with retrospective at 8.
After a run that was half as long –
and maybe three-percent as prominent – as the original “Beverly
Hills, 90210,” this show ends its fifth and final season. It does
so, of course, in mid-crisis.
Last week, Adrianna's big rock-concert
moment ended with an explosion, burning her and Navid. And Annie and
Liam – whom fans want to see together – are moving to separate
continents; rich kids do that sometimes. Now some of that is
resolved, alongside a concert by the Goo Goo Dolls.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Rectify,”
10 p.m., Sundance.
Over its first four hours, this has
clearly been a very good show. Now – at the beginning and end of
this hour – it shows signs of being a great one.
The beginning seems surreal – so much
so that viewers don't know if it's a dream; neither does Daniel. And
the end is abrupt and jolting, the way great drama sometimes is.
Be warned that next week's
season-finale offers no closure. This drama – about a man free
after 19 years on Death Row, but possibly facing a new trial –
requires patience. It's worth it.
Other choices include:
– “The Voice,” 8-10:01 p.m., NBC.
Last week, four people – one from each team – were trimmed. Now
the 12 survivors sing and viewers vote; on Tuesday, two people will
– “Dancing With the Stars,”
8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Like “American Idol,” this show in in the
midst of a female-dominated year. Last week, Sean Lowe was ousted,
Ingo Rademacher was in the bottom two and Jacoby Jones had trouble.
The women – Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Zendaya Coleman –
– “How I Met Your Mother,” 8
p.m., CBS. Two terrific comedy talents – Keegan Michael Key (“Key
and Peele”) and Casey Wilson – complicate wedding eve for Barney
and Robin, in the season-finale.
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8:30
p.m., CBS. In a funny, transplanted rerun, Amy fumes when Sheldon
hires an attractive assistant.
– “Mike & Molly,” 9:30 p.m.,
CBS. Molly directs the school recital, unaware that a fellow teacher
is hitting on her. Tim Coway has a guest role.
– “Independent Lens,” 10 p.m.,
PBS (check local listings). If this offered a few isolated incidents,
it would still be disturbing; women talk of being raped by their
fellow soldiers, then seeing the military scuttle the matter. It is,
however, much more; “The Invisible War” brings a cascade of women
– officers and enlisted, career soldiers and new – with similar
stories. It's a devastating documentary.
– “The Big C,” 10 p.m., Showtime.
Last week ended with Cathy (Laura Linney), having quit chemotherapy,
asking her husband: “Who are you?” Now she heads to a hospice,
but there's much more – including a great moment near the end of
this hour and a fine finale next week.