“Dancing With the Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
We're down to the
final four now, with viewers' last chance to vote before Tuesday's
finale. And there's a strong chance that an athlete will win ...
During one stretch,
eight of the 16 winners were athletes – three skaters and three
football players, plus a driver and a gymnast. And this time they
have three finalists -- from 6-foot-6 footballer Calvin Johnson to
5-foot gymnast Laurie Hernandez, plus driver James Hinchcliffe. The
lone exception is singer Jana Kramer ... who did play a football
star's girlfriend on “Friday Night Lights.”
“Soundbreaking,” 10 p.m., PBS.
It all started with
New York block parties; gifted DJ's – two of them with Caribbean
roots – mixed and matched sounds, then added rappers. It was fun
and it was free. “I thought it was inconceivable in 1978, '79 that
there could ever be a rap record,” Chuck D says in this terrific
Delight” sold two million records. Hip hop ranged from joy to rage
to the political intensity of Chuck D and Public Enemy. The borrowing
of other records brought dizzying creativity, producer Hugh Shocklee
said, until lawyers intervened. “Now sampling is only available to
ALTERNATIVE: “Raised by Wolves,” any time, www.acorn.tv.
What sort of
disaster could drive Getmaine Garry – the undereducated and
overhormoned teen-ager – to the library? Only one: Her cost-cutting
mom has cancelled the Internet connection.
In this unnatural
habitat (where her sisters thrive), Germaine talks loudly and gets
her first date; elsewhere, her elders are dumpster-diving. Here's the
six-episode second season of “Wolves,” which is like Showtime's
“Shameless” -- a scheming, scamming and raggedly likable family –
but with more comedy and less drama. The result – what we could
discern through thick accents – is crude, but funny.
8-10:01 p.m., NBC. The show continues its week-by-week process of
eliminating people from the top 12. Last week, the bottom two were
Sa'Rayah (from Alicia Keys' team) and Aaron Gibson (Miley Cyrus'
team); Gibson won the instant save and Sa'Rayah was sent home.
p.m., CW. Life never seems to be easy, even if you have superpowers.
Tonight, Supergirl confronts Cyborg Superman. Also, Mon-El has been
captured and Guardian is accused of murder.
Virgin,” 9 p.m., CW. When her cousin arrives, Jane begins to doubt
her own too-orderly life. Meanwhile, her husband is ready to return
to police work and her mom finds a dance-studio location that's
perfect ... except that her ex-boyfriend (Ricardo Chavira of
“Desperate Housewives”) is nearby.
“2 Broke Girls,”
9 p.m., CBS. Han is busy tonight: He's entering a contest for
duck-stamp artists; also, he's becoming addicted to the concoctions
from the trendy new bartender.
Couple,”9:30 p.m., CBS. Rich Eisen, a sports guy on radio and TV,
plays himself. Oscar (also a sportscaster) considers him his
nemesis,. but is supposed to give him a humanitarian award.
p.m., CBS. Lea Thompson guests as Paige's estranged mother, who
defiinitely needs some input from the geniuses. It seems she's found
a nuclear reactor that's ready to explode.
10:01 p.m., NBC. The team is stranded in hostile territory in1754.