MUST-SEE: “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” 10 p.m., FX.
fictional rock band seems ideal for group therapy. There's the
egotistical front man (Denis Leary), the grown daughter (Elizabeth
Gillies) he just met, the guitarist (John Corbett) whose wife he
cheated with and more. Now a wonderfully odd therapist (Griffin
Dunne) takes them all on.
result leaps deftly between individual sessions, then is hilarious
when throwing everyone together. A brilliant script gets big laughs,
yet also wraps up smartly.
MUST-SEE II: “Under the Dome,” 10 p.m., CBS.
good news is that this show has an endgame, after all. By the season
finale Sept. 10, CBS chief Nina Tassler promises, the dome will come
down; the show may or may not have a fourth summer.
this is going somewhere. Tonight, Big Jim and Julia (Dean Norris and
Rachelle LeFevre) battle Christine (Marg Helgenberger). Also, Hunter
probes the corporation that wants to profit from the dome.
ALTERNATIVE: “Rectify” season-finale, 10-11:10 p.m., Sundance;
reruns at 1:10 a.m.
great series ends its tiny, six-show season with big steps. In
exchange for avoiding more prison time, Daniel reluctantly signed a
murder confession and agreed to leave Georgia. Now he and his mom
take a road trip to Nashville, with a detour to the Georgia shore.
much more, including a confession about the original murder and an
arrest for a subsequent one. Daniel's sister Amantha has an
unexpected vistior; his sister-in-law Tawney returns home.
8 and 8:31 p.m., CBS. “Big Bang Theory” gets the week off, but
don't fret; here are two splendid reruns. Last week, “Mom” reran
a gem, involving the death of Christy's dad; tonight's second episode
follows up on that, as Christy's mom (Allison Janney) falls apart.
Before that is a rerun of the season-opener, introducing Jaime
Pressley as a wealthy recovering alcoholic.
and the Beast,” 8 p.m., CW. As Cat and Vincent head out to catch
Liam, they find helpful information. Also, JT searches for proof that
Astronaut Wives Club,” 8 p.m., ABC. While the country seems to be
crumbling in 1969, the wives face personal change: Jo Schirra wonders
about her new role, after her husband retires from the astronaut
corps; Louise Shepherd worries when her husband undergoes dangerous
9 p.m., ABC. Joss is in jail, pondering what life would be if she'd
chosen Scott instead of Harry. Also, Harry's bitter that he can't
visit her in jail; and Daniel has a tape that could help her case.
Runway,” 9-10:32 p.m., Lifetime. Last week's season-opener
(rerunning in shortened form at 8 p.m.) saw designers rush to grab
four fabrics. Tonight, they do designs incorporating Hallmark cards.
Blue,” 10 p.m., ABC. With Oliver still the prime bombing suspect,
his colleagues try a risky plan to show that Commissioner Santana is
10:33 p.m., FX. For Russ and Lina (Nate Faxon and Judy Greer), family
life is never easy. Tonight, they actually plan to take a vacation;
complications seem to appear.