The Good Wife,” 9 p.m., CBS.
For seven years,
“Good Wife” has delivered smart, well-crafted drama. Resisting
waves of cable dramas, it's won a Golden Globe (with 14 nominations)
and five Emmys (with 39 nominations).
Now, after two weeks
off, it starts the final four episodes of its final season. Alicia
and Lucca try to help an NSA agent who was stopped at the Canadian
border, returning to the U.S. Also, two women worry about their
husbands: For Diane (Christine Baranski), it's Kurt (Gary Cole), who
is ready to retire and sell his business to his rival (Megan Hilty).
For Alicia, it's Peter, who might return to jail.
“Mr. Selfridge,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local lisintgs).
Like Harry Selfridge
himself, this hour veers between extremes. It has a giddy start – a
black-and-white movie, filmed at the store and starring the flighty
Dolly sisters; then we see that Harry's been spending a fortune on
his lover (one of the Dollys), his gambling and more. A mobster
This is all
well-made, but has a feeling of inevitability. More interesting are
others: Frank Edwards and his savvy wife Kitty reach a turning point;
Grove, with only a year to live, grasps for serenity.
ALTERNATIVE: “Vinyl” (9 p.m.) and “Girls” (10 and 10:30)
Two big-impact shows
wrap their seasons, making room for three bigger ones -- “Game of
Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” -- next Sunday.
On “Vinyl,” the
Alibi label is ready to launch, but Zak (Ray Romano) schemes against
his boss (Bobby Cannavale); also, the Nasty Bits are wracked by
jealousy. On “Girls,” Hannah delivers news to Principal Toby,
Marnie tries to patch things with Desi ... and Jessa and Adam have an
ALTERNATIVE II: “The Good Witch” season-opener, 9 p.m., Hallmark.
Here is the precise
opposite of HBO in every way – pleasantly undemanding tales of good
(mostly) people whose lives get tilted a tad. The original “Good
Witch” movie (2008) reruns at 11 a.m., with other movies at 1,3, 5
and 7 p.m.; then the one-hour series starts its second season.
Bell) -- who rarely uses her witchly gifts -- is widowed, with a teen
daughter (Bailee Madison). A doctor (James Denton) and his teen son
have moved next door. Life is sweet – except for his scheming
ex-wife, Cassie's self-centered cousin and the ordinary (and
entertaining) quirks of life.
Shots,” 7 and 8 p.m., NBC. First is a rerun, with kids' skills
ranging from math to Motown, from fiddling to karate-fighting. Then a
new hour has a music emphasis – a pianist, a jazz singer, a rock
band, an orchestra conductor and even a yodeler.
Secretary,” 8 p.m., CBS. Elizabeth's plan to link with the Russians
to stop terrorism may collide with her husband's effort to save
Dmitri's ill sister.
“The Family,” 9
p.m., ABC. Two weeks from the finale of a compelling tale, we learn
what Hank's link to the kidnapping might have been. Also, Nina
follows Adam, who slips out of the house each night. And Willa must
play dirty to keep a political opponent from revealing her mom's
“The Story of
God,” 9 p.m., National Geographic. Last week's richly detailed hour
(rerunning at 8 p.m.) viewed religions' end-of-the-world views. This
one surveys varying views on who God is.
Man on Earth,” 9:30 p.m., Fox. Last week, “Tandy” (Will Forte)
found a shock: While he was sleeping, his brother (Jason Sudeikis)
shaved half his face bald. “You look like two different serial
killers,” he's told here. Now the prank war – sometimes funny,
sometimes just repetitious – begins.
10 p.m., ABC. Alex keeps getting surprises. In the training-days
flashbacks, she and others learn a secet about Drew; flashing
forward, she learns what happened to Cale.