“Detour,” 9 p.m., TBS.
Even the messiest
family vacations aren't as messy -- or as funny – as this one. The
car is being fixed, the mom is drinking, the police are here ... and
the guy administering the blood test is awfully shaky. During it all,
the parents (Jason Jones and Natalie Zea) have secrets from each
well-acted and cleverly written ... which probably shouldn't surprise
us. Jones and his real-life wife (Samantha Bee) created this show –
as they did her satirical “Full Frontal” at 10:30 p.m. One couple
is filling our Mondays with lotsof laughs.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” season-finale, 8 p.m., CW.
A strange – and
sometimes splendid – season ends by returning everyone to chaos.
Rebecca (writer-star Rachel Bloom) recently ditched her unhealthy
obsession with Josh and fell madly in lust with good-guy Greg. Now
the show strains to find a way to leave everything open for next
arbitrary; by the high “Crazy” standards, this hour is merely OK.
Still, it has good moments and great songs. There's a rousing one by
Donna Lynn Champlin (who plays Paula); and at the wedding, there's a
soaring ballad by Tony-winner Lea Salonga.
II: More season-finales, 8 p.m. CBS and 10:05 p.m., FX.
The TV season still
has five more weeks, but some shows are bailing early. For CBS'
“Supergirl,” the stakes are especially high tonight: Non and
Indigo plan to destroy every person on the planet.
And for “Saul”?
FX reruns the season's first nine episodes – from the opener at
12:30 p.m. to last week's story at 8:53. Then comes the
season-finale, with Jimmy facing some hard choices.
ALTERNATIVE: “Gotham,” 8 p.m., Fox.
As head of the
mental asylum, Dr. Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong) is ambitious, scheming,
cruel and ... well, strange. Now he deliberately frees Barbara Kean,
Detective Gordon's crazed ex-girlfriend.
But don't take
anything for granted here. Beautifully played by Erin Richards, Kean
isn't easy for anyone to figure out. She manages to perplex people,
in a complex and well-told episode.
(NBC) and “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8-10:01 p.m Last week,
“Voice” found its top 12 singers (three per team.) Now the
sifting begins; all 12 sing and viewers vote, with one person leaving
on Tuesday. And last week, “Stars” dumped Marla Maples, Donald
Trump's ex-wife; the new round has Ginger Zee and Paige VanZant
leading in judges' scores, with Doug Flutie at the bottom.
“Jane the Virgin,”
9 p.m., CW. In the soap-opera and telenova tradition, evil twins and
lookalikes abound. Now Petra discovers a twin who looks just like her
and behaves the opposite. And Jane has her own alter-ego, the heroine
of the novel she's writing. Both spice an erratic but fun hour.
“12 Monkeys,” 9
p.m., Syfy. The second season starts with crises in two time frames.
In current time, Cole and Ramse must repair their fractured
friendship while on the run in Budapest; in the future, Railly and
Jones are unlikely partners, trying to preserve the time machine
needed to save the world.
p.m., Fox. “Sympathy for the Devil,” it turns out, is more than a
Rolling Stones song; it's a real emotion. This well-written episode
gets us to feel sympathetic toward Lucifer ... who is having a REALLY
bad day. It's an interesting hour with a surprising ending and a
story to be continued.
p.m., Syfy. Last week's debut introduced big troubles: Aliens from
another planet are among us, disguised as humans. Most are lethal;
one (Regan) works to stop them. Tonight, in another strong episode,
we see how nasty they are ... especially McCathy, played zestfully by
10:01 p.m., NBC. Jane and Weller are in the uncomfortable position of
needing help from their former target, Rich DotCom. He's the only
person their current target will meet with.