TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Broadchurch”
debut, 10 p.m., BBC America.
In a gorgeous seaside town, Ellie
Miller has a good job (police sergeant) and an attractive family. Her
big concern is that an expected promotion went to a charmless
outsider (David Tennant).
Then come the jolts: Her son's best
friend is dead; secrets emerge throughout town.
Their emergence is gradual, in a slow
but beautifully crafted, eight-week series.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “MasterChef,”
8-10 p.m., Fox.
So far, a dozen contestants have been
ousted. In tonight's second hour, they get a comeback chance.
First, they try to fry as many eggs as
possible; then the top two prepare salmon dishes for the judges –
and the current contestants – to sample blind. The winner is
brought back, as one of the final seven.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Modern
Family,” 9 p.m., ABC.
Jay has a perfect plan for New Year's
Eve. He'll take the other grown-ups to Palm Springs, while Haley and
Alex watch the kids.
Then this rerun has everything go
wrong. The hotel isn't what was promised; people scatter and Jay is
sad … until he meets Billy Dee Williams.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE II: “The
Bridge,” 10 p.m., FX.
Maria has been rescued from the desert,
but lives swirl in this strong hour.
She's in intensive care, barely able to
talk. Marco, the Juarez cop, saw his marriage shattereded by his
night with a rich widow. And Linder – simultaneously good, bad and
creepy – helps a woman go into hiding, then has a violent
Other choices include:
– “America's Got Talent,” 8 and 9
p.m., NBC. First are highlights of Tuesday's 12 performances. Then we
learn which four acts will advance.
– “The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. This
rerun bounces back to the season's third episode, with the start of
the school year. Axl is a senior, Sue is a mentor, Brick is annoying
his dad. Meanwhile, their mom has lost her job and contemplates a new
– “Suburgatory,” 8:30, ABC. This
Thanksgiving rerun finds Tessa heading to the city and George trying
to create a dinner. He's really not very good at it.
– “Top Ten Sharkdown,” 9 p.m.,
Discovery. As part of Shark Week, this re-visits 21st-century
– “The Neighbors,” 9:31 p.m.,
ABC. Still learning the details of Earth life, Larry and Jackie get a
shock: On their planet, he's considered the pretty one; here, she's
considered beautiful. Now Larry wants a makeover and Jackie tests her
sex appeal in a night club called Hell.
– “Camp,” 10 p.m., NBC. In the
midst of a heat wave, Buzz prepares for his 16th birthday
party. Soon, his divorced parents are battling over a gift. Also, he
feels left out when he sees his friend Kip kissing mean-girl Chloe.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
10 p.m., CBS. Try not to invite a CSI guy to a a class reunion. In
this rerun, David Phillips goes to one and promptly finds that the
former prom queen has been killed.