“Knock Knock Live” debut, 9 p.m., Fox; and its lead-in.
Fox has floundered
lately, but this is its big week. It starts two shows -- “Knock”
tonight and “Home Free” on Wednesday – and ends another
(“Wayward Pines” on Thursday). And at 8 p.m. today, it has an
anniversary party for “So You Think You Can Dance,” with favorite
dancers from its first 10 years.
Then comes a simple
concept: If people hear a knock on the door, they may soon be talking
live to Ryan Seacrest (in a Los Angeles studio) and co-host Kellie
Pickler, winning prizes and more.
“Hollywood Game Night,” 10:01 p.m., NBC.
The idea sounds
slight - show-business people in a make-believe living room, playing
parlor games. But it works because it has a sharp host (Jane Lynch),
fun guests and cleverly written questions.
So it's logical that
Lynch has an Emmy-nomination as best game host – which she won last
year. And that this took the Writers Guild's game-show award.
Tonight's round has two singers (Josh Groban, Ciara), two comedians
(Wanda Sykes, Jerry Ferrara) and two actors (Cheryl Hines, Michael
ALTERNATIVE: “Tyrant,” 10 p.m., FX.
This story of a
fictional Middle Eastern country is becoming as thick and imposing as
... well, the politics of real Middle Eastern countries. It's
villain-vs.-villain, as we look for the least-objectonable.
Barry, a Pasadena
pediarician, had tried to peacefully overthrow his brother's evil
regime. He was arrested, convicted and left in the desert to die.
Bedouins saved him ... then were overrun by rebels with their own
form of tyranny. In a tough and violent hour, all three sides strike
“Tut,” 5, 7 and
9 p.m., Spike. You can catch the full mini-series, but be warned:
This odd tale – Tut as a warrior king – requires huge suspension
of disbelief. As the final chapter (9 p.m., rerunning at 11 p.m. and
1 a.m.) begins, Tut is in a tough spot. As tribesmen prepare to
attack, Egypt;s army is ravaged by disease; he must reluctantly turn
to the general who failed to help him and claimed he was dead.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. After a rescue mission in Syria, there's evidence that an
American-grown terrorist was involved in the kidnapping. Also in this
rerun, colleagues question Tony's odd behavior.
8:30 p.m., ABC. Are we sure Santa is white? In this rerun, Dre
(Emmy-nominee Anthony Anderson) wants to take over the job at the
office Christmas party.
“Zoo,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. The show's five lead characters have assembled into a team now,
asked by a top intelligence agent to learn what's behind the
worldwide animal attacks. They find that a prison escapee may be
involved and an FBI agent may know something about the prison fire.
Orleans,” 10 p.m., CBS. This rerun finds the team rushing to find
who was behind a deadly explosion that was aimed at Pride (Scott
10-11:30 p.m, PBS (check local listings). Joaquin Guzman has been in
the headlines since his July 11 escape from Mexican prison. Know as
“El Chapo,” he was the country's top drug kingpin for a decade.
This film followed filmmakers trying to interview him, before his
arrest on Feb. 22, 2014.
season-finale, 10 p.m., USA. This series began six years ago with
Hank's fiancee dumping him, after he lost his hospital job. Now he
bumps into her and has a revelation.