“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
competition show now has its 10-dancer teams ... almost. Last week,
judges chose the “stage” and “street” teams, coached by
Travis Wall and tWitch respectively. The stage kids (two ballet
dancers, a tapper, the rest jazz or contemporary) are younger, with
only three over 20; half of the street dancers (from krump to
waacking to hip hop) are between 28 to 30.
But now one dancer
is out. Tonight, we learn who it is and why; all (including the
replacement) dance and viewers vote. Also, Jason Derulo does a
two-song medley and Michelle Obama talks to Cat Deeley.
“Running Wild with Bear Grylls” season-opener, 10:01 p.m., NBC.
Sure, Kate Hudson
has had some priviliged time in the Hollywood turf of her mom (Goldie
Hawn). But she also grew up in the Colorado mountains that her
stepdad (Kurt Russell) savors. So she was ready to join Grylls on
this trip to Italy's Dolomite Mountains ... sort of.
Few things could
prepare you for crawling through World War II bunkers, eating bugs
and descending a 250-foot cliff. It's an impressive opener that
Hudson handles with a mixture of fear and zest.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Bachelorette,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
dates” began last week, when Katilyn Bristowe, 30, the former
dancer from Canada, was with Nick Viall, 34. It wasn't their first
time together, fans knew.
Now she has her
nights with Ben Higgins, 26, and Shawn Booth, 30. (Higgins is a
personal trainer; the others are software salesmen.) Then she chooses
the final two, before meeting their families.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Vera,” any time, www.acorntv.com.
In 1984, a year-long
strike pitted miners against Margaret Thatcher's British government,
enflaming rage on both sides. Now that provides the backdrop for this
After a wild chase,
police discover a 30-year-old murder. Vera (Brenda Blethyn, the
gifted two-time Oscar nominee) probes. It's a dark psychological
drama, as was last week's season-opener; there are two more films
this season, which Acorn (a streaming service) will release on the
next two Mondays.
Warrior,” 8-10:01 p.m., NBC. An earlier round saw 30 contestants
survive in Venice, Cal. Now they compete again, for a shot at the
finals in Las Vegas.
Teller: Fool Us,” 8 p.m., CW. This is a fun show, but CW has been
juggling episodes. Last week, it opened the season with the one
originally scheduled for tonight; next week, it has the one that was
set for the opener. Give it a try, anyway; the magicians are
8 p.m., ABC Family. Last week's season-opener saw April trying to
adjust to her setbacks in health (her leukemia persists) and career
(she's jobless). She had her engagement partry with Leo, but still
seems fond of Dominic. Tonight, there's room for fun: She and Beth
head to Bermuda for vacation; her sister has an odd time making a
p.m., CBS. This reruns the episode that introduced Brendan Hines
(“Lie to Me,” “Scandal”) as Ralph's dad; Paige (Katharine
McPhee) tries to manage her son's expectations. Meanwhile, the team
pursues three escapees, one of them a brilliant hacker.
“The 2000s,” 9
p.m., National Geographic, repeating at 11. Combined with Sunday's
opener (which reruns at 7 p.m., this is a quick tour of the decade.
It's slick and surface, but the finale has great, first-person
accounts of the tsumani and Hurricane Katrina and of the exposure of
Abu Ghraib tortures.
10 p.m., Discovery. When it comes to preserving old cars, the Cubans
should be masters. The 1961 embargo has left some people working the
same cars for a half-century. Now this series – the first American
one shot entirely in Cuba – follows the A Lo Cubano Car Club.
10:01 p.m., ABC. People are starting to take Wes' findings
seriouslys; tonight, he tells the president about the mysterious
force behind the voice called Dril. Meanwhile, Claire tries to
communicate with Dril; her husband Sean, who had been under Dril's
influence, faces prison.