TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox) or “America’s
Got Talent” (NBC), 8-10 p.m.
“Dance” trims to its final four … and “Talent” to 24. At 8
p.m., “Talent” reruns Tuesday’s 12 acts; at 9, it tells which five will
advance. That makes 20 for the next round, with each judge then adding one
Meanwhile, “Dance” is in the odd position of having two tap
dancers and a ballerina in its final six; the other three are contemporary or
jazz – categories that usually dominate. Tonight, each dances with an
“all-star”; then – after a song by Rixton – two more will be sent home.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Legends.” 9 p.m., TNT.
A mild-mannered chemistry teacher and his family have been
kidnapped, leaving many questions including the big one: After “Breaking Bad,”
are there really any mild-mannered chemistry teachers?
Now there’s a danger of mass devastation; the FBI’s best
(and shakiest) undercover agent is needed. “Legends” is from Howard Gordon, who
also produces “24,” “Homeland” and “Tyrant.” It has similar flaws (torture, an
open-ended story) and strengths – a
great star (Sean Bean) in a smart, taut drama.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Extant,” 9 and 10 p.m., CBS.
Now this ratings-winner is accelerating its story. For the
next two weeks, it has new hours back-to-back.
Tonight, Molly (Halle Berry) suspects that her baby is still
alive; she races to find the baby before the bad guys do. Also, her husband
(Goran Visjnic) has another problem: The android son he developed is developing
at an alarming rate.
Other choices include:
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” 8 p.m., CW. Alongside Tuesdays
“Wizard Wars” and Friday’s “Masters of Illusion,” this gives us a dandy week
“Modern Family,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., ABC. The first rerun has
pre-wedding dismay – including Mitchell’s unhappiness with the cake-top image
whittled by Cam’s father. The[MH1]
second has a too-perfect nanny.
finale (9 p.m. on USA). Harvey and Jessica scramble to stop outside raiders.
“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” season-opener, 9 p.m.,
Bravo. We meet two young Englishmen, instantly described as “super smug and cocky”
and (to their faces) “Bert and Ernie” and “The Spice Girls.” Then again, their
clients and competitors are smug, too: One dismisses a 7,000-square-foot,
seven-bedroom home as “a bit small”; another stages a home by adding a
guitarist and a $300,000 car.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” 9 p.m., TLC. Kelsey Grammer has
already described some heavy family background, including the separate murders
of his father and sister. Now genealogy digs deeper.
“The Bridge,” 10 p.m., FX. Each week has brought fresh
thunderbolts. Last week, Marco and Sonya killed the two corrupt cops. Now – in
another strong and well-crafted hour -- he works to keep her out of it … while
she finally gets key details in the long-ago murder of her sister.
“Preachers of L.A.” season-opener, 10 p.m., Oxygen. In a
surprisingly lame hour, people have lots of petty arguments. We expect that
from other reality shows – especially from “Real Housewives” ones – but were
really hoping the clergy would have higher concerns.
“Heartbreakers,” 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery.
Originally scheduled for last week, this has Jack Wagner in the odd-but-true
story of a preacher’s affair with the wife of his finance chairman.
“Taxi Brooklyn,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. When a maid from El
Salvador is shot, police discover her back story.