“The Voice” (NBC) or “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8-10:01
Last week was busy
for “Voice,” trimming from 20 singers to 12. Now tonight's show
stuffs a dozen performances into two busy hours; then viewers vote,
with the top 10 announced Tuesday.
is down to eight stars (well, semi-stars), after dropping Michael Sam
last week. Willow Shields, the 14-year-old “Hunger Games”
co-star, led the judges' scores with 39 out of 40; at the bottom were
Chris Soules (“The Bachelor”) and Suzanne Somers, with 27 and 28.
“Gotham,” 8 p.m., Fox.
Jada Pinkett Smith
has gripped fame in many ways -- as a producer (“Hawthorne,”
“Latifah,” “Annie”), wife (Will), mom (Jaden, Willow) and
actress. Now this role offers some of her best moments.
She's Fish Mooney,
held in an evil asylum and hatching a brilliant and perverse escape
plan. That storyline is excellent; others – involving Oswald
Cobblepot and introducing Milo Ventimiglia as The Ogre – are so-so,
laced with brutality that's despicable for an 8 p.m. show based on a
ALTERNATIVE: “Bates Motel,” 9 p.m., A&E.
Last week saw Norma
Bates – brilliantly played by Vera Farmiga – hit extremes. She
managed to blackmail powerful people, with the sheriff's help ...
then learned that her older son was secretly housing her brother (his
dad) who had raped her.
Tonight starts with
Norma in mega-meltdown. Someone is stalking the sheriff ... and her
son is sliding closer to being the Norman we know from “Psycho.”
It's a strong hour, ending powerfully.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Driver,” any time, www.acorn.tv.
noir” tales often told of an ordinary guy being tugged into the
quicksand o lawbreaking. Here's a variation of that, fuelled by the
understated perfection of David Morrissey.
He's Vince, a
British cabbie whose fine-looking life – bright wife, home, two
kids – is crumbling. Then a driving job brings easy money and iffy
impact. Stick with the mini-series, which this streaming service
releases over three Mondays. This first chapter is fairly good; the
third (April 27) is superb.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. Max likes a hot-looking co-worker at The High
Restaurant. Alas, the owner (Sandra Bernhard) has a no-hookup
(1959), 8 p.m., Disney. Here's a cartoon classic, for families to
Molly,” 8:30,. CBS. Margo Martindale, an Emmy-winner from
“Justified,” guests as the estranged sister of Mike's acerbic
p.m., CBS. Walter is jolted when he learns Cabe's secret about a
“Turn,” 9 and 10
p.m., AMC. Abe, a spy for George Washington, is determined to
infiltrate the pro-British forces in New York City.
Lens,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Alongside the usual
frustrations of youth, this film says, many teens lack a steady home.
In Chicago, we see them in emergency shelters or group housing or a
teacher's basement. The film is often moving and sometimes
p.m., ABC. When a 1980s star is killed, Castle gets help from people
who played action heroes long ago. Ted McGinley is a guest star.