TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Fargo,” 10 p.m., FX.
Already fresh and unique, “Fargo” jolted viewers last week
by leaping ahead a year. After failing to convince anyone that Lester is the
killer; Molly and Gus had married. Lester (having framed his brother) had
thrived at work, married his assistant … then spotted foul Lorne at a Las Vegas
That’s where we are now. Lester’s comfy world has been
disrupted; we see how cruelly cunning he can be. Also, the failed FBI agents
(played by the Key-and-Peele comedy team) are back on the case. A week from the
finale of a great season, Molly suddenly has some believers.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: Basketball, 9 p.m., ABC.
For all of the Miami Heat starpower, the team hasn’t been
overwhelming this year. It had only the second-best record in its conference,
tied with two others for the fifth-best record overall.
Still, the Heat has LeBron James … and has two straight
championships … and stormed through the first three play-off rounds with a 12-3
record. And now it finally has the home-court advantage in the final round;
after two games in San Antonio, the best-of-seven series moves to Miami, tied
at a game apiece. That follows Jimmy Kimmel at 8 p.m. and a game preview at
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Chasing Life” debut, 9 p.m., ABC
April is pursuing a glitzy-ditzy version of the American
dream. At 24, she works (and flirts) at a Boston newspaper; she lives at home
with her semi-frantic mom (Mary Page Keller), her sneaky sister and her grandmother
(Rebecca Schull). It’s a bright life … suddenly jolted by a health crisis.
“Life” offers a truly absurd vision of newspaper work.
Still, we can partly forgive that because the star (Italia Ricci) is so good
and there’s potential for subjects that rarely reach youth-oriented shows.
Other choices include:
“America’s Got Talent,” 8-10:01 p.m., NBC. Auditions
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. This rerun finds aftershocks of the
drone attack. McGee is emotionally shaken; Gibbs uses clues from the attack to
trace the terrorist named Parsa.
“Pretty Little Liars” season-opener, 8 p.m., ABC Family;
reruns at 10. Last season ended with “A” shooting Ezra. As the only person who
can identify A (if he regains consciousness), he’s still in danger. The girls
guard him while Holbrook searches for them.
“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, one of the
NCIS people is endangered while probing the deaths of two military contractors.
“Royal Pains” season-opener, 9 p.m., USA. Last season ended
with Hank leaving the Hamptons. Now he’s back and his brother (having patched
up his marriage) tries to get him to stay. Divya has had her baby; Hamptons
life is changing … but we flash back to Mark’s life-changing events during his
“The Night Shift,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. OK, we were wrong when
we said last week’s episode packed every possible medical story into one hour.
That episode did NOT have a wild hog ambling through the hospital … or an
involuntary blood transfusion … or a patient pulling an arrow out of her chest …
or a surgeon idiotically endangering his hands. This overstuffed, overwrought
hour has all of that and more.