“American Genius,” 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., National Geographic.
Each hour of this
interesting documentary series shows geniuses colliding. Sometimes,
that's just for their own fun and profit; in the new 9 p.m. hour,
however, the world is at stake. During World War II, Robert
Oppenheimer (U.S.) and Werner Heisenberg (Germany) work on nuclear
That's followed at
10 p.m. by inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Then – after a
so-so “StarTalk” with guest Norma Lear at 11 p.m., those rerun at
midnight and 1 a.m. Other reruns involve radio (3 p.m.), newspapers
(4 p.m.), space (5 and 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.) and guns (6 and 8 p.m.).
“The Bachelorette,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
The show starts
where it left off last week – in San Antonio, with Ian ready to aim
a tirade at Kaitlyn Bristowe. Then she trims the field to nine guys
and heads to Dublin.
There, they find the
usual Irish pleasures – a Cranberries concert and a wake. It's a
fake wake, actually, with they guys expected to create their best
farewells for Bristowe.
ALTERNATIVE: “POV” season-opener, 10 p.m., PBS (check local
In America's biggest
news city, this caused a stir: Women had beaten and stabbed a man. A
New York Post headline proclaimed: “Attack of the Killer Lesbians.”
Now a filmmaker has
taken a second look. There are questions about what really happened,
wrapped alongside warm portraits of four women. It's a strong start
for “POV,” which consistently delivers documentaries that each
have a strong point of view.
(1972), 2 and 6 p.m., AMC. Here's one of the all-time great films,
during a collision of master directors. This Francis Coppola classic
faces three “Jurassic Park” films – the first two directed by
Steven Spielberg – at 3 p.m. (1993), 6 p.m. (1997) and 9 p.m.
(2001), on Syfy.
“So You Think You
Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. The auditions conclude in New York
City, which always seems to deliver strong dancers. Next week, we see
the Las Vegas callbacks.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. An all-rerun night for CBS starts with a shock for
Caroline: She gets the Lamborghini her dad ordered four years ago,
before he was convicted of financial fraud.
Molly,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. For once, everyone else is gone and Mike
and Molly have the house to themselves for the weekend.
p.m., CBS. These computer geeks keep turning into action heroes. Now
they're racing to rescue a boy who's trapped in a seaside cave, with
the water rising.
10 p.m., ABC. By the end of last week's episode, the mission of “John
Doe” became more clear to viewers ... but not to him. Confused and
amnesiac, he's breaking into a nuclear facility, after convincing one
kid to hack into government secrets and another to distract an
official. Now kids have another possible task, while Claire and Wes
scramble to stop him.
p.m., Lifetime. Quinn (Constance Zimmer), the producer of a dating
show, now has her own dating chaos. Finally realizing that her boss
will never leave his wife, she re-explores an old relationship.
Meanwhile, a tabloid paper breaks big news about the bachelor who's
at the show's core.