“New Girl” and “Weird Loners” season-finales, 9 and 9:30
This is how comedies
should end seasons – with laughs and with key turning points for
characters. “Girl” (which will be back next year) and “Loners”
(which probably won't) both pull that off.
“New Girl” has
the departure of Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.), moving to New York with
his cellist girlfriend; that leads to talk of “clean breaks,”
some lame moments and then a terrific ending. “Loners” has Stosh
and Caryn pursuing the same bisexual beauty; it's fairly funny, with
a big finish.
II: “Forever” season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC.
It's time for Henry
(Ioan Gruffudd) to collide with his ultimate nemesis. Adam is (like
Henry) an immortal; he can be killed, but won't stay dead. And in the
previous episode, we learned that he killed Henry's one true love,
the mother of Henry's son Abe (Judd Hirsch).
Now they collide,
scrambling for an artifact that may have mystical qualities. It's a
strong episode, complete with the terrific John Noble (“Fringe,”
“Sleepy Hollow”) in a guest role.
ALTERNATIVE: “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
The ebola outbreak
spread swiftly through three African nations, this compelling report
says. The first death was on Christmas Day of 2013; the spread was
fanned by misdiagnoses, rumors, local funeral practices and a
sluggish World Health Organization response. “We did not have the
knowledge,” says Liberian president Ellen Sirleaf. “We did not
have the equipment .... We were confounded.”
It was finally
contained after more than 10,000 deaths and the possibility of many
more. This hour offers a chilling look at a tragedy that could have
been much worse.
8-10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Ken Burns' brilliant
documentary reruns, this time as a weekly series. It start tonight
with Teddy Roosevelt, continues through June 16 with Franklin and
(NBC) and “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8 p.m. Most weeks,
“Voice” dumps two people and “Stars” drops one; now, with
each down to its final six, that's reversed. “Voice” plans to
drop one singer; “Stars” had announced a double-elimination for
last week, then moved it to tonight.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Last week, the team solved one case, but found a bigger crisis
that it confronts tonight: A terrorist group is using the Internet to
recruit kids for bombing missions.
Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. A string of murders seems partly aimed at
Pride (Scott Bakula).
9-10 p.m., NBC. Here's a live episode, for a show stuffed with
stand-up comedians who like to improvise. They're joined by two young
actresses, formerly from teen comedies: Victoria Justice
(“Victorious”), 22, plays a singer whom two guys obsess over;
Bridgit Mendler, also 22, is the bar's waitress, tempted to return to
her bad-news boyfriend.
p.m., CW. Never that strong at people skills, Liv changes after
eating the brains of a radio host who specialized in relationships.
Interest” season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS. Reese is stuck in a battle
between two crime bosses, Elias and Dominic. Theat leaves Finch and
Root scrambling to save the machine from Samaritan.