TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “The Winner Is”
finale, 9 p.m., NBC, preceded by a rerun at 8.
Women have soared in this first season.
Four – Katie Ohh, Leah Grace, Amy Showalter and Sharde Bivans –
were weekly winners, alongside two groups (The LaFontaines, Senior
Sounds of Touch).
Now all six acts compete, with one
winning a million dollars. There are temptations along the way,
though: After each two-way battle, people have the choice of taking
money to leave. Indeed, two finalists (Grace and Showalter) got here
because their opponents took the money – before learning they would
have been the winners.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Glee,” 8
This rerun offers a solid spotlight for
the the late Cory Monteith as Finn.
He and Will (Matthew Morrison) have
been feuding; now, for the first time, glee-clubbers give them an
assignment. Meanwhile, Santana is suspicious of Brody's side job.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS.
Here is “Big Bang” at its best,
mixing and matching its people in new ways.
Sheldon has become too much, so Leonard
moves in with Penny … who likes him a lot more as a visitor than as
a roommate. Also, Howard is away and Raj helps Mrs.Wolowitz.
Other choices include:
– “Teen Beach Movie,” 8-10 p.m.,
Disney. Already the second-most-popular movie in cable history, this
film airs again. The first showing drew 13.5 million viewers
(counting delayed viewing), trailing only “High School Musical 2”;
its story has a surfer couple transported into a classic beach movie.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 8:31
p.m., CBS. For a brief blip six years ago, Alan was married to the
hot Kandi (April Bowlby, now of “Drop Dead Diva”). In this rerun,
she returns and wants him back.
– “Big Brother”(CBS) and “Project
Runway” (Lifetime), both 9 p.m. This timeslot overflows with
reality results. At the same time that “The Winner Is” picks its
first champion, “Big Brother” has its sixth ouster; last week,
Howard Overby was the fifth. Meanwhile, Project Runway has its
contestants design with a bow tie as a key piece; a shortened version
of the previous episode reruns at 8.
– “Motive,” 9 p.m., ABC.An art
buff, young and beautiful, has been killed.
– “New Girl,” 9 p.m., Fox. This
rerun is full of identity crises. Jess pretends to be someone else; a
bar customer claims to be Nick from the future.
– “The Mindy Project,” 9:30
p.m., Fox. Ellie Kemper, one of Mindy Kaling's “The Office”
colleagues, is back. She's Heather, who ruined the Christmas party;
now she may move into the apartment building.
– “Rookie Blue,”10 p.m., ABC.
It's time for the wedding of Frank and Noelle. Except that the bride
has disappeared and the wedding guests deal with a big case, the
robbery of a bus full of seniors.
– “Hollywood Game Night,”10 p.m.,
NBC. Al Roker, the weather guy, plays the games alongside comedy
people – Jason Alexander, Nick Cannon, Niecy Nash, Josh Gad and
– “Elementary,” 10:01 p.m., CBS.
In a rerun, Sherlock is investigating an explosion that killed two
people. Then he finds evidence of a crime from years ago.