“Aquarius” finale, 9 and 10 p.m., NBC.
“Aquarius” arrived last summer, we've known this was inevitable:
In tonight's second hour, Charles Manson sends his followers
(including Emma) to the home being rented by Sharon Tate.
That's in the second
hour, which concludes the season ... and, presumably, the series.
It's a dark way to end things; fortunately, there's also a fictional
story to root for: In the first hour, Hodiak (David Duchovny) goes to
extremes to confront the serial killer. That leads to Hodiak's
“retirement”; in the second hour, he pursues the case without the
advantages of being a cop.
II: “15 Septembers Later,” 8 p.m., History; and more.
Sunday will mark the
15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. First, History
reruns its specials.
At 8 p.m. (rerunning
at 12:02 a.m.) is the recent “15 Septembers”; it uses photos
declassified this year, plus information from the 9/11 commission and
interviews with photographers and first-responders. At 10:02 p.m.
(rerunning at 2:04 a.m.) is “9/11: The Days After”; a
10th-anniversary report, it views the emotional
after-effects, including hate crimes and lingering illnesses.
ALTERNATIVE: Football, 8 p.m. ET, ABC.
Here is supertsized
Americana, aiming for the biggest crowd in college history. Virginia
Tech has a big stadium (66,235), Tennessee has a giant one (102,455)
... but neither can match the115,169 when Michigan hosted Notre Dame
The solution? The
Bristol Motor Speedway (along the Tennessee-Virginia border) is being
altered for football, holding about 150,000. The game could be OK --
Tennessee was ranked No. 9 before the season, but needed an overtime
to beat Appalachian State – and the crowd could be terrific.
More football, all
day. While ABC has what's billed as a “border battle,” Fox
counters with an intra-state fight; it's Brigham Young at Utah, at
7:30 p.m. ET. There are plenty of other games, starting at noon ET on
ABC (Central Florida at Michigan) and at least nine cable channels.
Talent” rerun, 8 p.m., NBC. In a rerun from Wednesday, we learn the
second half of the final 10. Their final performances are Tuesday,
with a winner named Wednesday.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, a seaman was killed before testifying at a grand
jury. The probe find the resurgence of a human-trafficking ring.
9 p.m., CBS. This reruns the first of two episodes with Frances
Fisher as a convicted serial killer. A package intercepted by prison
officials raises the possibility that she knows the whereabouts of
two boys who were kidnapped yearsa ago.
“Star Wars: The
Force Awakens” (2015), 9 p.m., Starz. Here is the film that fans
semi-patiently waited 32 years for – finally continuing the story
after “Return of the Jedi.” Skillfully directed by J.J. Abrams,
it is superb
visually and OK story-wise. It makes OK use of the original stars and
adds new ones that are terrific (Daisy Ridley, John Boyaga) and so-so
“Where Are They
Now?” 10 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network. After taking a week off, the
show returns to look at the Boyz II Men music group. It also meets
Marla Gibbs of “The Jeffersons” and the real-life food guy who
was fictionalized on “Seinfeld” as the “Soup Nazi.”
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Here's the rerun that had been annunced for
last week, with Ryan Gosling hosting and Leon Bridges as music guest.