TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “CMT's Next
Superstar” finale, 9 p.m., CMT, reruns at 11 p.m., 2 a.m..
Back in 2006, Matt Mason was a
20-year-old Indiana kid competing in “Nashville Star.” Chris
Young – who really did become a Nashville star – won; Mason
Now he's back, with five complex years
behind him. He's married, has two kids, has been through
alcohol-and-drug rehab. And he's got a shot at winning the first
The other finalist is Steven Clarkson,
29, a Georgian. In last week's episode (rerun at 5 p.m. today) they
each sang three songs and viewers voted; now we learn who won.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Flashpoint”
(8 p.m., CBS) and “Bones” (9 p.m., Fox).
First, Enrico Colantoni stars in his
series, a well-made Canadian cop drama with new episodes in the
summer. A crime boss escapes with his girlfriend – who happens to
be the informant against him.
Then Colantoni plays a security guard
in an above-average “Bones” rerun. Brennan frets that she has so
much in common with the murder victim – a smart doctor who had
little personal life.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Guys Choice
Awards,” 9 p.m., Spike TV.
The award categories sound like a
disturbing incursion into the male psyche. There's “Holy Grail of
Hot” and “Our New Girlfriend” and “Best Girl on Girl Scene.”
There's also “Outstanding Literary Achievement”; be warned that
the only nominees are Keith Richards and Snooki.
Richards also gets a sort of career
award. Others go to Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey and the cast of
“Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
Other choices include:
– “My Babysitter's a Vampire”
(2010), 7 and 9 p.m., Disney Channel. A 13-year-old should be happy
that his parents hired a beautiful teen to watch him. Still, he's
bummed by this she's-a-vampire problem.
– Hockey, 8 p.m., NBC. The “Friday
Night Lights” episode – a good one, with the Lions starting to
crumble amid colliding egos – will have to wait a week. First, game
five of the best-of-seven series returns to Vancouver; that's where
the Canucks swept the first two games with the Boston Bruins.
– “Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution,”
9 p.m., ABC. On a broad level, Oliver is finally shown a way to cook
for an entire school, despite restrictions from Los Angeles
officials. On a personal level is a race – a busy single dad goes
out for “fast food,” while his sons and Oliver make healthy food
– “Lie to Me,” 9 p.m., Fox. In a
rerun, Lightman rescues a man from an angry mob – and uncovers a
secret that helps a mother and daughter begin to heal.
– “CSI: NY,” 9 p.m., CBS. A
department-store manager has been found dead in his Christmas display
window. You may have already guessed this is a rerun.
– “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
When a girl is kidnapped and held for ransom, Danny suspects her
drug-addicted girlfriend. Meanwhile, Danny's sister Erin goes further
in her office relationship.
– “Camelot” season finale, 10
p.m., Starz. A kingdom is wobbling now, as Arthur leads his men
against the mercenaries. His half-sister Morgan leads Sybil to
Camelot – and feels the throne can soon be hers. This is a fairly
good series but Starz will include a glimpse of a great one;
“Torchwood” starts July 8.