TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “The Voice,”
9-11 p.m., NBC.
The final four get one more chance to
impress us; on Wednesday, one will win $100,000 and a Universal
Republic record deal.
Javier Colon once had a deal with
Capital; he's 33, a father of two from Stratford, Conn. Beverly
McClellan has had five independent albums; at 41, she's worked Fort
Lauderdale clubs for 20 years.
The others: Vicci Martinez. 26, from
Tacoma, Wash.; Dia Frampton, 23, from St. George, Utah.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Combat
Hospital,” 10 p.m., ABC.
Last week, this well-made Canadian
series opened with two surgeons reaching a field hospital in 2006
Afghanistan. Rebecca Gordon (Michelle Borth) is Canadian; Bobby Trang
(Terry Chen) is American.
Now they confront a strange disease.
The operating room is quarantined, forcing surgery to be done in the
dining room. Also, Rebecca and Major Grace Petersen find a woman who
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Memphis Beat”
(TNT) and “Raising Hope” (Fox), both 9 p.m.
Jason Lee competes against himself
“Beat” is the excellent summer show
in which he plays Dwight, a Memphis detective. Tonight, he helps a
man who is desperate to find his daughter; also, his boss (Alfre
Woodard) is rocked by family news.
And “Hope”? It's produced by Greg
Garcia, whose “My Name is Earl” made Lee a favorite. Tonight, it
reruns the episode in which he plays a rock star, singing with
Other choices include:
– “Wipeout” and “101 Ways to
Leave a Game Show,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. Before airing the solid
“Combat Hospital,” ABC exposes us to a silliness overload.
– “America's Got Talent,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. The New York auditions continue.
– “History Detectives,” 8 p.m.,
PBS (check local listings). During times when men ruled the art
world, Ann Weston and Frances Blackmore had busy careers. Blackmore
lived in Japan before and after World War II; during the war, she
designed propaganda leaflets dropped on the people there. Weston kept
creating stained-glass beauty, after moving from the Tiffany studio
in New York to Duluth, Minn. This intriguing hour tells their stories
and tells of a black hero during the Spanish civil war.
– “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,”
9 p.m., ABC Family. It's tough to be 16 – especially when one guy
wants to kill you and another wants to kiss you (which could kill
him); it's tougher when you've just added power and just learned of
your destiny. In this fairly good episode, Chloe has two smart women
to depend on – her mom (Amy Pietz) and her new mentor (Alicia
– “White Collar,” 9 p.m., USA.
Mozzie – Neal's friend-in-crime – is at the core tonight. He has
ties to someone who could set off a mob war – unless Mozzie can
scam him first.
– “POV,” 10 p.m., PBS (check
local listings). Modern Russian life is shown through five people who
grew up together. Two, married to each other, are serious history
teachers. Also political is a musician who dropped out of a top rock
group and now barely gets by. Then there's a guy whose stores sell
upscale French shirts and ties. And the prettiest girl in the class;
when her banker boyfriend was killed, she was a single mom,
scrambling through her life.