“The Big Bang Theory,” 8 and 9:30 p.m., CBS.
TV's best comedy
finds romance going forward and going haywire. That starts with the
season-finale: Sheldon, whose relationship with Amy is growing, urges
Leonard and Penny to set their wedding date.
Then a clever rerun
(recently switched) is at 9:30. In her new job as drug-company
representative, Penny is sort of fun and flirty; a sad-sack doctor
(Billy Bob Thornton) obsesses on her.
“Bones,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox.
Nearing the end of
its 10th – and, maybe, last – season, “Bones” has
two episodes that gnaw at the psyche of Brennan (Emily Deschanel).
In the first, she
feels her own similarity to a private-school student who may have
been killed by bullies; then she starts to doubt if it really was
murder. In the second, she has last-minute questions – two days
before execution – about whether Alex Rockwell is a serial killer.
ALTERNATIVE: “American Crime,” 10 p.m., ABC.
The early flaws have
been ironed out now and one key thing remains: “Crime” may be the
best-acted series ever; talented people tackle deep, naturalistic
dialog ... while facing unrelenting close-ups
A teacher was
killed, with his wife barely surviving. Police seemed sure about
their suspect ... until his girlfriend confessed and offered details
A few characters seemed over-the-top, but now they've mellowed or
departed. What remains are deep portraits of people transforming
8 p;m., ABC. All the personal disputes – yes, there are plenty of
them – must be put aside when a catastrophe intervenes.
“Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit,” 8 p.m., NBC. Robert Vaughn, 82, is the core
of this rerun. He plays a famous author whose sixth wife (Marcia
Cross) battles his daughters.
“The Odd Couple,”
8:30 and 9 p.m., CBS. There's no “Mom” tonight, but there are two
new episodes of this show, which has been sharply funny so far. In
the first, Felix is an annoying (of course) yoga teacher. In the
second, Oscar is inimidated by dating someone who had dated Murph
(Geoff Stults), a handsome chap who played big-league baseball.
9 p.m., NBC. With a menacing Russian assassin in the U.S., Liz meets
with a Soviet official ... and then learns her mother's identity.
.m., ABC. The president has had plenty of trouble with his
vice-presidents. The latest, Susan Ross, continues to defy him; now
she hires Olivia to help a Navy woman.
p.m., CBS. Sutton Foster – a two-time Tony-winner who stars in
cable's “Younger” -- guests. She plays a scientist, in a murder
story centering on beekeepers.
10 p.m., FX. Let's credit Josh Gad for playing a wonderfully weird
version of himself. Tonight, he obsesses on a possible movie role,
annoying his TV co-star, Billy Crystal.