TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “The Following” season-finale, 9 p.m.,
Last year Ryan Hardy only had to worry about one brilliant
serial killer (Joe Carroll) and a handful of minions. Now there’s a second
master (Lily Gray), plus evil twins and the question of if Claire is alive.
Now this second season concludes with Ryan and Joe (Kevin
Bacon and James Purefoy) teaming on Lily’s turf. If the first season-finale was
any indication, expect something tough and tense.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Warehouse 13,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
With only four episodes left, “Warehouse” is in top form,
deftly mixing action, humor and emotion.
Tonight’s fun is at a Renaissance Fair, where a bumbling
juggler seems to be at the core of violence. The warmth – and the action aftershocks
– come when Claudia tries to nudge her sister out of a 15-year coma. “Warehouse”
has its share of silliness, but it also has skilled actors; there’s great work
tonight from Allison Scagliotti as Claudia, Joanne Kelly as Myka and Saul Rubinek
as their mentor Artie.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “All About Ann,” 9 p.m., HBO.
Ann Richards did everything with zest and gusto. As a Texas
mom and lawyer’s wife, she was at the center of every party and all the fun; as
a candidate, she campaigned furiously. A liberal in a conservative state,
admitting she was a recovering alcoholic and ducking cocaine rumors, she
started 18-percentage-points behind and was elected governor.
Four years later, Richards collided with the new combination
of George W. Bush and Karl Rove. Still, this fond portrait offers someone who broke
down barriers while using humor, candor and sheer zest.
Other choices include:
“Dancing With the Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Ricky Martin –
who has sold 70 million albums – opens with "Vida,” his World Cup song,
backed by the pro dancers. Then the competition resumes; seven dancers remain,
after last week’s ouster of Drew Carey.
“The Voice,” 8-10:01 p.m., NBC. The top 10 singers perform;
two will be ousted Tuesday.
“Friends with Better Lives,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Kate’s love
life is a bit hectic and now she has accidentally slept with a male prostitute.
She’s wondering if there’s a way to take it back.
“Mike & Molly,” 9 p.m., CBS. Susan Sarandon returns as
the author Molly idolizes. Mike and Carl haven arrested her for driving under
“Fish Tank Kings” season-opener, 9 p.m., NatGeo Wild. The
trouble with the creating a 5,000 gallon shark tank is finding a way to hoist
it through a second-story window. The trouble with a massive octopus tank is …
well, catching a massive octopus. Both projects get “Kings” off to a colorful
“Independent Lens,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). In
2006, Chris Paine’s documentary (“Who Killed the Electric Car?”) criticized the
neglect and mistakes that kept us confined to gasoline; five years later, he
was far more upbeat with “Revenge of the Electric Car.” This rerun is now
slightly outdated, but offers an optimistic look at fresh interest by General
Motors and Nissan, plus the scrappy individuals behind Tesla and behind efforts
to rework existing cars, one at a time.
“The Blacklist,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. When a Czech politician is
framed for murder, Red suspects a man – known as The Kingmaker – who is behind