TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Blue Bloods”
season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS.
A successful season wraps up with the
Reagans facing a secret cop group, the Blue Templar.
Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) was asked to
secretly investigate the group – and was told that his brother Joe
was killed while doing the same. Now a drug bust brings signs of
police corruption; their dad (Tom Selleck), the police commissioner,
starts a confrontation with Templar.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Smallville”
finale, 8-10 p.m., CW.
On another network, this would be a big
deal: “Smallville” is ending a 10-year run; only 13 primetime,
non-anthology dramas have lasted longer.
Alas, this show started on one network
(WB), was shuffled to another (CW, via merger) and has had low
ratings; its finale is fairly low-profile.
Clark Kent (Tom Welling) has
transformed from a shy Kansas farm kid to the big-city reporter who
will become Superman. Tonight, his boyhood nemesis, Lex Luthor
(Michael Rosenbaum) returns.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Dual
Survival” (8 and 9 p.m.) and “Swamp Brothers” debut (10 and
This may cause you to adjust your
Central Florida vacation plans. First is a “Survival” rerun in
the Everglades; then – after a new Thai-jungle “Survival” –
we get the macho “Swamp Brothers” debut.
Rob Keszey has a farm in Bushnell,
Fla., raising and selling venomous snakes, tarantulas and more. Now
his brother Stephen, a Manhattan bartender and self-described
“normal, sane person,” joins him
Soon, he's distracting a crocodile
while Rob grabs her eggs for safe-keeping. He's chasing wild hogs,
hauling a huge python and watching Stephen slow a neighbor's lion so
a veterinarian can treat her mate.
Other choices include:
– “Friday Night Lights,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. The East Dillon Lions have a fierce rematch with the team they
forfeited to last year. It's a high-octane hour, with contrasting
moments of human drama; there's some odd bonding for the players and
some jolts for the coach's daughter, a college freshman.
– “Kitchen Nightmares,” 8-10
p.m., Fox. With “Fringe” done for the season, Gordon Ramsay gets
the whole night. First, he helps Zeke's Restaurant in New Orleans;
then a rerun re-visits previous spots.
– “CSI: NY” season-finale, 9
p.m., CBS. If this seventh season is the show's last – a
possibility – tonight's hour may be a logical farewell. Mac (Gary
Sinise) has a near-death experience. Now he's trying to wrap up his
only unsolved case.
– “Camelot,” 10 p.m., Starz.
Arthur reluctantly links with his half-sister (and enemy) Morgan. She
invites his knights to a feast; then both combine when the castle is
– “Charlie Sheen's Hollywood Black
Book,” 10 p.m., TV Guide; repeats at 11. Things have been quiet on
the weird-Charlie front lately, but here's a summary of Sheen's
– “Lore: Deadly Obsession,”
midnight, Investigation Discovery. This is a truly vile and
despicable movie, a low moment for any cable channel. The story – a
1978 Sacramento killer who drained his victims' blood – is worked
for every awful detail; making things worse is shabby filming
(designed to create a documentary feel) and horribly heavy-handed
acting and writing.