“Mike & Molly” series finale, 8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS.
If “Mike &
Molly” had always been this good, it wouldn't be cancelled. Over
six seasons, it's veered between good moments and loud goofiness;
these final two episodes, however, are all good.
Waiting for word
about an adoption, Mike and Molly obsess. They try church and a
psychic. They panic; they break down a door. There are big sight
gags, witty moments, bits of warmth and the balancing skepticism of
Mike's mom. And then an OK series has a great ending.
II: “Person of Interest,” 10 p.m., CBS.
For the first three
episodes of this final season, Shaw (Sarah Shahi) has been missing,
captured by the evil Greer. Now she's back, in a sensational
performance by Shahi.
Now Shaw is fragile,
brutal, lustful and more. This is an extremely adult episode,
involving sex, gore and violence. By the end of the hour, you'll see
key characters shot to death. But stick around to the end; this is
fantasy-fiction as strong as Shahi's performance.
ALTERNATIVE: “Castle” season-finale, 10:01 p.m., ABC.
At its core, this
has had two mismatched people solving crimes and semi-solving life.
Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) is a cop, smart and practical; Rick Castle
(Nathan Fillion) is a crime novelist, given to bizarre theories
before settling on the real villain.
But now this is
Katic's final episode, written in a way that could also serve as a
series finale. Along the way, the team settles the “LokSat”
mystery that has lingered through the season.
season-opener, anytime, www.acorn.tv.
This well-crafted Canadian show borrows a familiar American notion –
mismatched police partners. One is a city guy, suspected of
corruption; the other is a self-described “country hick.” In the
season-opener, they chase a young gunman in a high school; the result
offers a solid emotional backdrop to a tough, tense story.
8-10:01 p.m., NBC. In two busy nights, the field will be cut in half.
Tonight, the eight singers perform; on Tuesday, we'll learn who's in
the final four, competing next week for the title.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. For Jodie Sweetin, it was classic good
news/bad news: She had a perfect score from judges ... then learned
she'd been ousted via last week's viewer votes. Now the five
survivors – Antonio Brown, Nyle DiMarco, Wayne Morris, Paige
VanZant and Ginger Zee – compete for spots in next week's finals.
p.m., Fox. As a stand-alone episode, this is a disappointment,
leaving everything in limbo. As a preview of next week's
season-finale, it's powerful; forces converge in Hugo Strange's
Doyle,” 9 p.m., Fox. With his wife in a coma, Conan Doyle wants
desperately to believe in a faith healer; his friend Harry Houdini is
a non-believer. That sets up a moderately interesting story,
“Jane the Virgin”
season-finale, 9 p.m., CW. Two seasons ago, Jane (the waitress) and
Michael (the cop) were looking forward to their wedding.
Complications intervened, but now it's time for their wedding ...
maybe. She's still completing her college thesis and more troubles
may arise. Thet often do.
10:01 p.m., NBC. The team finds a newborn baby with a tattoo similar
to one of Jane's.