“Great Performances,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
high-energy career is visited with a dizzying mix of elements. There
are great movie and TV clips, peppered with memories from Rivera and
friends, all interweaved with a current concert.
Her dance moves are
toned down these days ... but not bad for an 82-year-old, 22 years
after a car accident required 16 pins in her leg. And the clips are
sensational; from “West Side Story” to “Bye Bye Birdie,”
“Sweet Charity,” “Chicago” and this year's “The Visit,”
we see a vibrant talent.
“MasterChef Junior” season-opener, 8 p.m., Fox.
Kya has been cooking
for five years now and tells us she has “a really sophistcated
palate”; she's 8 years old. Then there's Addison, 9, who says she's
“the best kid baker in the whole world” ... and 22 others, ages
8-13, many with that same sort of agreeable confidence.
Tonight, they do
many things that grown-ups would envy: They make a perfect burger,
concoct a sweet dessert and batter Gordon Ramsay's head. Well, it's a
pinata, shaped like his head, and they're supposed to smash it;
that's part of a fun hour that's filled with lots of fast-paced
stunts and tasks.
ALTERNATIVE: “World's Funniest” season-opener, 9 p.m.
Funniest Home Videos” proved long ago that viewers savor a chance
to see real people fall, fail, flop and, at times, get hit in the
groin. Now “Funniest” -- using only Internet videos – puts that
into overdrive. Its hyperactive approach sometimes gets in the way,
but the clips are great.
One man does achieve
smooth dance moves on a rooftop, but another's idea – somersault
off a roof and into a trash can – fails spectacularly. We see
dancers break a mirror and bump a forehead; there's also a greedy
chipmunk, a woman pursued by an amorous deer, an overwrought marriage
proposal and more.
(2006), 7 p.m., Syfy. This really isn't sci-fi, but it is a good
James Bond film, with a few flaws and a lot of fun. Also, “Charade”
(1963) -- a sleek, Parisian jaunt with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
– is at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. It's sometimes tough to work for your dad.
When Kristin wants to oversee a project, she finds Mike (Tim Allen)
acting more like her father than her boss.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. After his teen daughter admits to sipping beer, Ken
decided to give her an illustration of alcohol's bad effects.
Naturally, the experiment goes terribly wrong.
9 p.m., CBS. Island dates always seem so sweet on “The Bachelor.”
McGarett's first date with Lynn is on a deserted isle ... where,
alas, a Mob boss will kill to keep his hide-out secret.
“Grimm,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. Last week's season-opener ended with Nick searching for the
people who kidnapped Trubel. Now he has new complications, protecting
his nemesis Adalind and their baby.
Awards,” 9-11 p.m., Pop. Don't let the title throw you off. This
ceremony is held in Los Angeles, with winners split evenly between
American (Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer) and British
(James Corden, Orland Bloom and director Sam Mendes).
10 p.m., CBS. Anthony Edwards plays the owner of the Mustang that
Steve McQueen drove in “Bullitt.” It's been stolen and Danny and
Baez try to find the thief.