“Adele in New York,” 8-9:30 p.m., NBC.
As this Radio City
Music Hall concert was about to begon, Jimmy Fallon called Adele “a
once-in-a-generation talent.” Usually, that's just hype; in this
case, it's an accurate assessment.
Adele started with
“Hello” -- logically enough – and ended with her sensational
“Rolling in the Deep”; in between were other hits, including
“Skyfall” and “Set Fire to the Rain.” Now the entire concert
reruns; this version is 30 minutes longer than the original, with
five extra songs.
“Blue Bloods” season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS.
This solid drama
rarely mimics real-life events, but here's a strong exception. After
a grand jury clears a cop, someone leaks a tape that seems to show
him shooting an unarmed Hispanic man.
There's outrage from
the mayor and the public, putting pressure on the Reagans – Frank
(Tom Selleck), the police commissioner; his daughter Erin (Bridget
Moynahan), an assistant district attorney; and her brother Danny
(Donnie Wahlberg), a police detective pursuing what may have been a
ALTERNATIVE: “The Amazing Race,” 8 p.m., CBS.
A week from naming
its million-dollar winner, the race now has its final four ... and
has lost its most dominant duo. Brodie Smith and Kurt Gibson are
Frisbee stars and skilled racers who finished in first place during
many rounds; last week, however, they hit a double detour and were
Finishing first were
Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, who have been friends since childhood.
They face two dating couples – dancers Matt Steffanina and Dana
Boriello, videogame people Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins – plus
the mother-son duo of Sheri and Cole LaBrant. Tonight, they all reach
ALTERNATIVE II: More music, cable.
If you're skipping
the Adele rerun, there's a lot more music out there in other reruns.
You could go straight from Ariana Grande and other teen-pop stars at
the Radio Disney Music Awards (7-9 p.m., Disney) to Charlie Parker in
Ken Burns' “Jazz” documentary series, 9-11 p.m. on most PBS
Or you can try two
movies built around music: “Sister Act” (1993, 8-10:30 p.m., TV
Land) is a clever comedy with Whoopi Goldberg. “Selena” (1997)
has Jennifer Lopez in a moving portrait of the Tejano star who was
killed; the Pop channel has it at 10 p.m., two hours later than
(2011), 7-11 p.m., BET. A grim subject – racisim among the rich in
1960s Mississippi – is viewed amiably, with great work from Octavia
Spencer (an winning an Oscar) and Viola Davis.
“Think Like a Man”
(2012), 8-10 p.m., Fox. Last summer, Steve Harvey's “Celebrity
Family Feud” was considered a big ratings surprise; it will be
back. Right now, Harvey's “Little Big Shots” has become a bigger
surprise. (Maybe some day, networks won't be so surprised.) Now Fox
wisely inserts this comedy movie based on Harvey's advice book. He
has a supporting role, in a film that stars Taraji Henson, Kevin
Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Chris Brown and many more.
More movies, cable.
Alongside the Fox and BET movies, there are some high-octane
adventures. At 8 p.m., try the deligtful “Back to the Future”
(1985) on CMT or “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) on TNT; at 9, TBS
has “Oz, the Great and Powerful” (2013).
9 p.m., CBS. A member of the “Five-0” team has a strong
connection to the young daughter of a woam who was killed in her
9 p.m., CW. Klaus, Elijah and Freya are desperate to dispose of
Lucien, who has left their family shattered.
“The Story of
God,” 10 p.m., National Geographic. This excellent, six-hour
documentary series concludes at 9 p.m. Sunday. First, this rerun has
Morgan Freeman asking how religions view evil.