TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Chase,” 8
Let's credit NBC for letting a show die
with dignity. Instead of just dumping this OK action show, it put the
final five episodes on Saturdays. Now here's the last of those (and
A case makes Annie realize her father's
life is in danger. Now she has to find him – for the first time in
20 years – and tell colleagues about her troubled past.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “Saturday
Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Here's the last of three straight new
episodes, wrapping up the season. There's no way of knowing if it
will be good or bad. The May 7 episode was terrific; the May 14 one
was rather awful.
And tonight? At least, there's
star-power: Justin Timberlake hosts, with Lady Gaga as music guest.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Glee,” 10
a.m. to 10:48 p.m., Oxygen.
This show has its season-finale Tuesday
on Fox, tucked neatly after the final two “American Idol”
contestants have performed. If you need to catch up on “Glee,”
here's the ideal chance.
That starts at 10 a.m. with the
sectionals arriving amid romantic chaos. Some of the stories are
good, some are overwrought, but the music is magnificent. That's led
by Sam and Quinn doing “The Time of My Life,” the competing
Warblers doing “Hey, Soul Sister” … and Rachel and Kurt doing
an exquisite “Don't Cry For Me, Argentina.”
Then come the 11 episodes that have
aired in the second half of the season. That starts (11:01 a.m.) with
the Super Bowl episode, including an unthrilling “Thriller”; it
ends with the prom episode (8:43) and the episode that ran Tuesday,
centering on Sue's sister's funeral.
Other choices include:
– Baseball, 7 p.m. ET, Fox. The
season's first inter-league weekend goes prime-time, with games
varying by region. Two (Mets-Yankees, Cubs-Red Sox) are in American
League parks and use the designated hitter; two (Rangers-Phillies,
A's-Giants) are in National League parks, making pitchers hit.
– Movies, 7 p.m., cable. The fun
starts an hour earlier than usual. Catch the beautifully cast “Fast
Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) on G4, Tom Selleck's understated
cowboy tale “Quigley Down Under” (1990) on CMT and Owen Wilson
and Vince Vaughn in “Wedding Crashers” (2005) on TNT,.
– “Spider-Man 3” (2007), 8-11
p.m., ABC. Infected by a fungus from outer space, Spider-Man turns
evil. Supporting roles include Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace
as Sandman and Venom.
– “Hawaii Five-0,” 8 p.m., CBS.
In a rerun, the daughter of a U.S. ambassador has been killed; the
team rushes to find her abducted sister. Masi Oka (“Heroes”)
plays a medical examiner.
– “NCIS,” 9 p.m., CBS. This rerun
has team members getting their mandatory psych evaluations – while
they're in the midst of a murder probe.
– “Law & Order: Los Angeles,”
9 p.m., NBC. In a rerun that's way too close to real life, a gunman
has burst into a politician's rally, killing her and six others;
Dekker and Rubirosa disagree on how to handle the prosecution.
Meanwhile, TJ continues his independent search for his former
– “Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. This rerun has two men beaten and branded.
That stirs some memories that change the investigation.