TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “America's Got
Talent,” 9-11 p.m., NBC.
The top 10 acts perform, with the
emphasis on movement.
The West Springfield Dance Team has
teens. The Miami All-Stars range in age from 13-43. The Silhouettes
mix art and dance, Team iLuminate mixes dance and gymnastics (while
wearing lights), the Smage Brothers have motor bikes.
There's also a magician (Landon Swank),
a teen band (Poplyfe) and singers. Anna Graceman is 11, Landau Eugene
Murphy is a crooner and car washer, Lys Agnes has an operatic range.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Sons of
Anarchy,” 10 p.m., FX.
As the new season begins, the bikers
are emerging from prison. They have shorter hair, cleaner shaves and
fresh perspective. Jackson is even thinking about leaving the group.
Still, the Sons are built on rage and
vengeance. Their home town is changing and they're not happy about
it. The show matches its usual high level of acting, writing and
directing; it also, in tonight's final minutes, passes the usual
level of violence and brutality.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Marry Me”
(2010), 8-11 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network.
Barbara Hall has done strong work,
writing and producing “Joan of Arcadia” and “Judging Amy.”
For this one, she wrote a sharp and witty script.
Rae (Lucy Liu) has an artist's eye, a
social worker's heart and a fairy-tale optimism. Her romantic life,
however, is in chaos. She finds herself torn between an old boyfriend
(Bobby Cannavale), a new one (Steven Pasquale) and an exotic outsider
(Enrique Murciano). She even goes to a castle.
Other choices include:
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a
rerun, the “port-to-port killer” may have infiltrated the agency.
– “Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox. Next
week's rerun is the season-finale, with the club preparing for the
nationals. Today, Jessie St. James is helping coach and is being a
– “Raising Hope,” 9 and 9:30
p.m., Fox. In the first rerun (a so-so one), Jimmy learns how much
his dad uses flirting; soon, everyone tries it. In th second, Jimmy's
wild new girlfriend causes trouble.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 and 10
p.m., CBS. In the first rerun, Deeks tries to protect his chief
informant. In the second, Callen's ex-partner (Marisol Nichols) could
help find hijacked missiles.
– “Combat Hospital”
season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC. This hour starts with a shoot-out and
ends with waves of understated emotion. In between, it sags; that's
typical of the erratic season for this earnest drama, set in 2006
– “POV,” 10 p.m., PBS (chec local
listings). Bradley Crowder and David McKay grew up middle-class in
conservative Midland, Texas. Years later, they were arrested near the
Republican convention in Minneapolis. On its own, that's an
interesting story; there are bizarre twists, however – including a
provocateur who doubled as an informant. It's a tangled and sometimes
– “Quirky,” 10 p.m., Sundance.
Last week's fairly good opener met inventors of a pasta strainer and
a power strip. It reruns at 9 p.m., followed by a new episode with a
car opener and a dog product.