“Rizzoli & Isles” series finale, 9 p.m., TNT, rerunning at
For seven seasons,
this has provided something that's way too rare – a solidly made
series that wraps up a story each week. At the core is an ideal
mismatch -- Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), the tough Boston cop, and
Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), the fashionable, know-it-all medical
Now the final season
reruns at 9 a.m., leading to this farewell. The case involves a
murder victim who was handcuffed to his bed; meanwhile, people are
busy making farewell videos for a party.
“Harley and the Davidsons” opener, 9 p.m., Discovery, rerunning
Not all business
stories take place in dreary boardrooms. The tale of Harley-Davidson
motorcycles begins with three hard-scrabble Wisconsin guys, then
rushes into fierce races.
At times, “Harley”
becomes monotone: Most of its blue-collar characters share the same
edgy attitude; most others are streotype villains. Beyond that,
however, is a solid story, with bigger companies being battled by
three guys who wouldn't quit – the hard-scrabble Davidson brothers
and their brainy engineer friend Bill Harley. At its best, “Harley”
has great period flavor and high-octane race scenes.
ALTERNATIVE: “Mistresses,” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
This is changeover
time for ABC: Today and Tuesday, “Bachelor in Paradise” (8 p.m.)
and “Mistresses” have two-night season finales.
tonight brings endless emotional tangles: April hasn't told Marc
she's pregnant ... Karen moves forward with Adam, but faces trouble
from Lydia ... Kate fumes at Joss. Then Tuesday's finale will
suddenly jump the story months ahead.
ALTERNATIVE II: “800 Words” opener, any time, www.acorn.tv.
It's been 26 years
since “Northern Exposure” delivered something magical – a
quirky little town, viewed by a total outsider. Now we get a sort of
George is a widowed
writer who feels he and his two teen-agers need a new life. He sells
his home in Sydney and buys one, sight-unseen, in small-town New
Zealand. Then things go thoroughly, hilariously wrong. Acorn, a
subscription streaming service, will dole out the eight episodes at
two-per-week. Some are merely pretty good, but the first hour is a
“So You Think You
Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. The “next generation” edition is
down to its final four now, with a winner being named next Monday.
The two boys are the youngest and oldest – J.T. Church (whose
specialty is jazz) was 10 when the season started, Kida Burns (hip
hop) was 14. The girls are Emme Hellenkamp (tap), 11, and Tate McRay
(contemporary and ballet), 13.
Warrior,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. Last week, half the finalists took on the
first stage of the course. Now the others have their turn, setting up
next week's championship.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. TV's best comedy makes its temporary
move to Mondays. It still has one more Thursday rerun, then won't
return there until CBS finishes its five-Thursday football run.
Tonight's first rerun includes a special “Fun With Flags”
podcast; the second one finds the news of Bernadette's pregnancy
greeted with cheer, worries and karaoke.
Hillary Clinton” and “The Essential Donald Trump,” 8 and 10
p.m. ET, CNN, rerunning at midnight and 2 a.m. With only two months
before the election, here are profiles.
Later,” 9-11:02 p.m., History. Six days before the anniversary of
the Sept. 11 attacks, this special catches memories from officials
and first-responders, plus photos and reports that were released this
year. It reruns at 1:03 a.m. and is surrounded by 9/11 reruns, from 4
p.m. to 4 a.m.
“Running Wild With
Bear Grylls,” 10 p.m., NBC. Getting close to to the season-finale, this show has Olympic ski medalist Lindsey Vonn tonight and Mel B, of Spice Girls fame, on Wednesday.
"Roast of Rob Lowe," 10 p.m., reruns at midnight. In between his departed comedy ("Grinder") and his upcoming regular role on "Code Black," Lowe draws barbs from comedians.
"Mary + Jane" and "Loosely, Exactly Nicole" debuts, 10 and 10:32 p.m., MTV, rerunning at 11:04 and 11:34, MTV. The TV season gets an early start, with a pair of youthful comedies.