TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Fringe”
season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
A tremendous season – with dueling
worlds and dueling Walters – ends tonight.
Last week, the alternate-world Walter
used the machine to try to save his world and destroy ours. The team
desperately tried to find and heal Peter, then get him inside the
machine. They succeeded – except that when he emerged he was in his
own future, after a devastating attack.
That's where things start tonight. Fox
says one member of the team will die during the hour.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “CSI: NY,” 9
Yes, the “CSI” shows sometimes skip
the crimes and work on crimesolving. Not tonight, though; there are
two spectacular bursts of action – one very early and one late.
That's in a story that started last
week, centering on Mac's former training officer and partner (Peter
Fonda). A man they arrested long ago is out of prison and filled with
rage. Mac's sure there's more to the story; he's right, but there are
some fierce moments before he finds out.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Friday Night
Lights,” 8 p.m., NBC.
Football barely appears in this
episode, which has some deep drama.
The best moments involve Becky (the
superb Madison Burge), who fled after arguing with her dad's new
wife. Now she's staying at the home of Billy Riggins, whose wife is
both resentful and protective.
Also, Buddy retrieves his son, Vince
argues with his dad and the school dance brings fresh crises.
Other choices include:
– “The Nate Berkus Show,” times
and stations vary, daytime. A pre-Mother's Day show has an audience
filled with moms and surprises for several women, including Berkus'
– “Cinema Verite” (2011), 7 p.m.,
HBO. Here's another chance to see this excellent movie about the PBS
series (“An American Family”) that was a forerunner to reality
– “Flashpoint” season-opener, 8
p.m., CBS. This solidly made Canadian series has done dependable duty
for CBS, spanning into the summers. Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and
Amy Jo Johnson play members of a strategic response unit; tonight, a
man escaped from a prison transport and is on the run.
– “Shark Tank,” 8 p.m., ABC. In
his final guest spot as one of the sharks, Mark Cuban makes a
million-dollar offer. There are lots of pitches, including a
fireman's life-saving idea. Others ideas range from a wedding
business to a line of male-oriented candles.
– “Man Caves” season-opener,
8:30 p.m., DIY. Tony Siragusa, the sports commentator and former
pro-football lineman, again links with contractor Jason Cameron to
give guys their dream spaces. Tonight, someone gets a garage designed
around his passion for extreme sports.
– “Dual Survival,” 9 p.m.,
Discovery. What would happen to air-boaters, if their vehicle broke
down in the Everglades? Tonight, the guys try to get out of the
'glades on foot.
– “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Family members who live near Frank Reagan, the police commissioner,
have been killed. Also, the gun of Frank's son Jamie, a street cop,
is missing; Jamie suspects this is payback for his prove of a secret
organization of police.