TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “American Idol,”
8 p.m., Fox.
Tonight, we learn who will be in next
week's finale. It will be the first all-female finish since 2004
(when Fantasia topped Diana Degarmo) and a can't-miss proposition;
each of the final three – Angie Miller, Kree Harrison and the
amazing Candice Glover – has immense talent.
Before the results tonight, there will
be performances. Alicia Keys sings “Tears Always Win”; Lauren
Alaina, last year's runner-up, sings “Barefoot and Buckwild.”
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Glee”
season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
It's time for the regional show-choir
contest, with a tough opponent. That's Hoosier Daddy, from Indiana,
with the powerful Frida Romero (“Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez)
Still, there are bigger things to worry
about. Rachel may have her “Funny Girl” audition … Ryder may
learn the identity of his anonymous Internet love … and after
hesitating, Blaine may propose to Kurt.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Elementary,”
10:01 p.m., CBS.
Viewers had suspected that Irene Adler
– Sherlock's one true love – isn't really dead.
Now she arrives, played by Natalie
Dormer, who is Margaery on “Game of Thrones” and was Anne Boleyn
on “The Tudors.” That leads into next week's two-hour season
Also, Holmes takes a case from someone
claiming to be Moriarty.
Other choices include:
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Relationships get fresh twists: Raj has an awkward date with
Lucy (the funny Kate Micucci); Sheldon and Amy have a surprise turn
during “Dungeons & Dragons.”
– “Community” season-finale, 8
p.m., NBC. For each of its four seasons, “Community” has faced
low ratings and cancellation rumors. It's there now, just as the
study group faces a new crisis – Jeff (Joel McHale) has enough
credits to graduate from community college. Meanwhile, people
re-visit an episode last season which showed alternate fates for
characters; now they see only the darkest ones.
– “The Office,” 8:31-10 p.m.,
NBC. A week before the series finale, here's a rerun at 8:30 and a
new hour at 9. To save his marriage, Jim gave up a big opportunity.
Now he's Dwight's assistant, hiring his own assistant. Also, Dwight
wants to propose to Esther; Angela brings her baby to work.
– “Two and a Half Men” season
final, 8:31 p.m., CBS. To no one' surprise,Walden (Ashton Kutcher,
35) is dating a hot young woman (Hilary Duff, 25). To everyone's
surprise, he's more interested in her worldly grandmother (Marilu
– “Grey's Anatomy,” 9 p.m., ABC.
The doctors brace for a superstorm heading toward Seattle.
– “Person of Interest” season
finale, 9:01 p.m., CBS. The world is apparntly full of evil
organizations. Tonight, Reese and Finch battle one (Decima) to save
the machine; Carter fights another (HR) while trying to catch Cal
– “Hannibal,”10:01 p.m., NBC.
Hannibal Lechter – who's a killer, viewers know, – has been a
therapist for cops, but who is his therapist? Tonight, he sees one,
played by Gillian Anderson of “The X Files.”