“24: Legacy” finale, 8 p.m., Fox.
In the hyper-charged
world of “24,” this sort of makes sense: Two well-meaning guys –
Tony Almeida and Eric Carter – are battling each other in a fierce
gunfight. It's sort of like the “Batman vs. Superman” movie --
nonsensical, but creating a spectacular battle.
Carter wants to
return a girl to her dad, who might then spare the life of Rebecca
Ingram. There's much more; the plot is bizarre, the intimate moments
are inept ... but even a sub-par “24” holds our interest.
“Quantico,” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
We know that evil
collaborators have a scheme to unhinge American democracy. But what
is it and where are they aiming? Soon, there's a cross-country
scramble; there are the usual deceptions among lovers and colleagues
... plus a collision of the president (Marcia Cross) and speaker of
It's a fairly good
story, marred only by the show's one poorly crafted character. That's
Clay, son of the president, leader of the team and a guy who's hard
to believe or to care about.
ALTERNATIVE: “Killing Richard Glossip,” 9-11 p.m., Investigation
Discovery; and/or “Independent Lens: Seed,” 10 p.m., PBS (check
have a similar impact: Each will enrage you about official or
corporate conduct, yet encourage you with a sea of idealists. One
(way too slow and repetitious, concluding Tuesday) follows a murder
conviction that had scant evidence; the other involves seed-company
Each focuses on the
worthy opposition: Sister Helen Prejean (who was portrayed by Susan
Sarandon in “Dead Man Walking”) and volunteer lawyers fight for
Glossip. People in many places – from Maine to Hawaii, plus Peru,
Norway and native reservations – combine to preserve original,
8-10:01 p.m., NBC. This is the week of the “playoffs,” with
viewers having most of the say in trimming the field to 12. Tonight,
singers from two of the teams perform; viewers then choose two from
each team to survive and the coach chooses one more.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. We wouldn't want to be the one to tell
Mr. T he has to leave. That's what happened last week, however, on
another strong night for athletes. Rashad Jennings (football) and
Simone Biles (gymnastics) scored highest; David Ross was near the
bottom ... but was able to see (via TV) his former Cub teammates
raise the World Series flag in Chicago.
9 p.m., CBS. Needing extra money, Franco starts working as Fawz's
“2 Broke Girls”
season-finale, 9:30, CBS. It's time for the premiere of the movie
based on Caroline's life, as the daughter of a Madoff-type scam
artist. Brad Goreski (playing himself) has red-carpet advice for
Caroline and Max ... who also face big decisions about romance and
their lives at the diner.
p.m., CBS. A biodome was designed for possible use on Mars. Now,
however, it's failing and dangerous; while trying to rescue two
scientists, the team is trapped inside.
10 p.m., A&E, rerunning at 1 a.m. We're a week from the finale,
which will take Norman to the edge of “Psycho.” Tonight, his
legal problems worsen and Romero enacts his revenge.
ALSO: On the
pay-extra channels, this is sort of Sunday II, a chance to see
anything you might have missed yesterday. There are two series debuts
– the intense “Guerrilla” at 8 p.m. on Showtime and “The
White Princess” (a sequel to the excellent “The White Queen”)
at 9 p.m. on Starz. And HBO has two season-openers -- “The
Leftovers” at 10 p.m. and “Veep” at 11:35.