MIGHT-SEE: “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” season-finale, 8 p.m., NBC.
has done a lot in his first 47 years. He thrived in pro football and baseball,
then became a broadcaster. What he hadn’t done was to go camping.
taken care of on a big scale – hiking Utah’s canyon’s with Grylls. It’s the
last new episode of the “Running Wild” season … and part of a night stuffed
MIGHT-SEE II: More season finales, everywhere.
seems to be ending. There are athletes: “American Ninja Warrior” (9-11 p.m.,
NBC) has its national championship, with a shot at $500,000. And there are
lovers: “Bachelors in Paradise” (8-10:01, ABC) tells people to decide if their
relationships will last beyond the show.
not all reality. In the “Teen Wolf” season-finale (10-11:15 p.m., MTV), Kate
abducts Scott and Kira and takes them to Mexico. Derek and others try to save
them and the world.
ALTERNATIVE: “A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,” 9 p.m., HBO.
his acting career began, Steve Buscemi spent four years as a New York fireman.
In this beautifully understated film, he gathers stories from firefighters, old
light tales of cooking, camaraderie and pranks. And there are sobering
reflections on fear and confronting death and meeting mass tragedy. The hour
ends with memories of Sept. 11, from the deaths that day to the continuing
losses from cancer and more. “I got to drive a fire truck,” one dying man says.
“It’s every kid’s dream.”
Other choices include:
Football, 7:10 and 10:20 p.m. ET, ESPN. The opening week of
the regular season concludes with a doubleheader. It’s the Giants at Detroit
and then San Diego at Arizona.
“The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. In its temporary Monday
home, “Big Bang” has Sheldon trying to be spontaneous. Also in this rerun, Raj
needs Howard’s help to prepare for a date with Emily.
“Mom,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. After Allison Janney’s two-Emmy
season, here’s a chance to savor one of her roles. She and Alvin (Kevin Pollak) feud, putting their daughter Christy
in the middle.
“Dallas,” 9 p.m., TNT. As Ewing Global goes public, the maneuvers
build. Bobby reaches out to an ex-lover; Judith and Ryland create an unusual
“Two and a Half Men,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. Both reruns catch
Alan when he was claiming to be Jeff Strongman. In the first, Gretchen (Kimberly
Williams-Paisley) thinks the Malibu beachhouse is his; in the second, she wants
him to confess his ruse to Larry.
“Under the Dome,” 10 p.m., CBS. This season’s newcomers –
Sam (Eddie Cahill) and Rebecca (Karla Crome) -- are needed when temperatures
plummet. Also, Rebecca is severely injured in an accident.
“Shark Tank,” 10:01 p.m., ABC. This is “Shark Tank Week,”
with a rerun at 10 p.m. nightly through Friday. Tonight we meet, among others,
an 11-year-old whose bow ties have drawn Oprah Winfrey’s interest.