TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Trophy Wife,” 9:30 p.m., ABC.
Diane isn’t the sort who says “thank you” if you save her
life. She doesn’t say it to Kate, so these two – Pete’s first wife and his third-and-current
one – are at odds.
There are other things to worry about, in a funny episode.
Pete and Jackie (his second wife) may have ruined their daughter’s dating.
Also, Kate wants to censor the PTA minutes.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Justified” season-finale, 10 p.m.,
This has been a splendid season, with a bizarre mix of characters.
Darryl Crowe and his overwhelmed sister Wendy are superbly played by Michael
Rapaport and Alicia Witt. They join her son Kendall, 14, plus bands of nasties
from Detroit and Mexico … all lusting for Boyd Crowder’s heroin.
Can one hour resolve all of this … plus the prison ordeal of
Boyd’s fiancé and the shooting of Raylan’s boss (which Kendall is trying to
take the rap for, to protect his uncle)? Sort of. “Justified” has had a lot of
muted moments lately and that continues tonight; still, it’s a solid end to a
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over,”
8-10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
The Beatles dominated history and memories, but other
British groups have also been huge. Clark’s band did Ed Sullivan’s show 18
times, made a good movie and had eight top-10 singles in the U.S.
This special, rippling with great clips and high-octane
music, recalls those times. You could call this self-serving, because it’s
directed (skillfully) by Clark; still, he didn’t conduct the interviews, which
bring huge praise from such varied souls as Gene Simmons (of Kiss) and Whoopi
Goldberg. Most important is the praise from Bruce Springsteen and his
bandmates, plus Tom Hanks’ resounding hall-of-fame speech.
Other choices include:
“Dr. Phil,” afternoon (check local listings). This is
episode No. 2,000, we’re told. There have been 15,000 guests (referred to
61,000 hours of much-needed therapy), chosen from five million letters. Today,
the show looks back at some of them.
“Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox. Friends find opposite extremes in New
York: Rachel throws herself into her “Funny Girl” stardom; Kurt is the victim
of a gay-bashing attack.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. McGee’s girlfriend Delilah gets the focus.
He wants ask her to move in; she has other issues: Returning to her Department
of Defense job, she finds a break in an old case.
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS. Combinations are re-juggled.
Nell is with Deeks; Eric gets a new partner.
“The Mindy Project,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., Fox. Last week’s fun
episode saw Mindy finally nudged toward Danny, the medical colleague who loved
her from afar. Now come the complications – his former girlfriend (a drug rep)
is back; her idol (played by Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad”) wants to hire her.
“The Goldbergs,” 9:01 p.m., ABC. Adam is excited about
inviting Dana to his birthday party, which has a laser-tag theme. Alas, his
brother wants him to change it to a make-out party.
“Resurrection,” 10 p.m., ABC. After showing just five
episodes, “Mind Games” has been yanked from the schedule. Instead, here’s a
rerun of Sunday’s “Resurrection,” with Bellamy trying to protect Jacob, while
haunted by a past incident in his police days.