“American Idol,” 9 p.m., Fox.
Getting a one-week
jump on other shows, “Idol” is ready for its winner ... almost.
Last week, it dropped Rayvon Owen, leaving its final three. Jax –
18, from East Brunswick, N.J. -- faces two guys: Clark Beckham, 22,
is from small-town Tennessee; Nick Fradiani, 29, is from suburban
Tonight, one of
those three will be dismissed, the others will do three songs apiece
and viewers will vote. On Wednesday, after much commotion, the show
will have its 14th champion.
II: “The Voice” (NBC) and “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8-9
Think of this as a
handy warm-up on “Idol” night: These two each have a results
show, choosing the people for two-night finales next Monday and
For now, only
Pharrell Williams has two “Voice” singers, Sawyer Fredericks and
Koryn Hawthorne; there's one apiece for Blake Shelton (Meghan
Linsey), Adam Levine (Joshua Davis) and Christina Aguilera (India
Carney). Meanwhile, “Stars” has actors Rumer Willis and Riker
Lynch, plus war veteran Noah Galloway and Olympic-champion gynmast
ALTERNATIVE: “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
In 2013, this report
says, a fierce strain of salmonella began sending 40-percent of its
victims to the hospital. It spread to 634 people in 29 states; most
had eaten Foster Farms chicken.
The company could
have done a voluntary recall ... as Cargill had quickly done with its
turkey, years earlier. It refused, arguing that it had passed federal
inspections. This compelling report finds fault with the testing
system ... and the company ... and the federal government (for
failing to grant recall powers) ... and somewhat to home cooks,
fighting a safett battle they sometimes lose even when being
8-10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). The second chapter of Ken
Burns' superb documentary sees Teddy Roosevelt step into the
season-finale, 8 p.m., CBS. A finale-filled night starts with an
overseas bombing. There's an emotional loss for the team, which
probes a terrorist group that recruits American teens.
Orleans” season-finale, 9 p.m., CBS. With a syndicate remaining a
step ahead of investigators, Pride suspects there's a mole. Steven
Weber, Dylan Walsh and Stacy Keach return.
“Agents of SHIELD”
season-finale, 9-11 p.m., ABC. An all-out battle requires Coulson
(Clark Gregg) to make sacrifices and to stir fresh dissension.
and 9:30 p.m., NBC. Last week's episode used its gimmick (live, with
lots of guest stars) to remind us that this is a fairly enjoyable
show with lots of quick gags, some clever and some not. Here are two
new episodes, starting with Justin making a mistake in front of his
10 p.m., NBC. Casey (Jesse Spencer) is increasingly suspicious of
Nesbitt (Eric Mabius), whom he's moonlighting for. Meanwhile,
accusations about Rice continue to draw dissension among the
firefighters; then a dangerous warehouse flire bursts loose.
10:01 p.m., CBS. On the eve of its season-finale, “Cyber” borrows
this slot for an episode about someone using an Online game to trick
people into delivering illegal weapons.