“Dancing With the Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
We're down to the
final four now, as the two-night finale begins. On Tuesday, we'll
have a winner.
Alfonso Ribeiro had
a big head start; he starred in Broadway's “Tap Dance Kid” at 12,
then danced with Michael Jackson in a popular commercial. Now –
after dancing last week while injured – he faces three young women:
Sadie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” actress Janel Parrish and
Internet star Bethany Mota, whose partner Derek Hough is already a
II: “The Big Bang Theory,” 8:30 p.m., CBS.
In its first season,
“The Millers” overcame so-so scripts via two huge advantages –
TV's best comedy director (James Burrows) and a cozy Thursday slot
behind “Big Bang.”
This year, moved
away from that slot, it quickly crashed. Now it's been cancelled,
with “Mike & Molly” returning to Mondays next week. Filling
the slot tonight is a rerun of the “Big Bang” season-opener; it's
a funny one, with Leonard and Amy on a road trip to retrieve the
ALTERNATIVE: “Booze Traveler,” 10-11 p.m., Travel; or “Chug,”
10:30, National Geographic.
We kind of expected
Thanksgiving Week shows to focus on food or ... well, thanks.
Instead, cable networks debut two similar and moderately entertaining
shows about alcohol.
“Chug” goes to
Kuala Lumpur, where people don't ask what year a bottle is from; they
can climb trees, pick a naturally fermented fruit and soon drink it.
In “Traveler,” Jack Maxwell sees Turkey's mixed attitude toward
alcohol. Its founding father (Mustafa Ataturk) savored it, he says,
and died at 57 of cirrhosis of the liver. Now politicians ban
advertising it ... yet Istanbul consumes a billion liters a year.
8-10 p.m., NBC. The top 10 perform and viewers vote; on Tuesday, two
will be ousted.
p.m., Fox. Young Bruce Wayne (the future Batman) is becoming more
prominent in the show. Tonight, he and Selina (the future Catwoman)
are hiding from killers.
“Jane the Virgin,”
9 p.m., CW. The jaunty fun of the early episodes is gone now, but
this remains an appealing drama with likable characters. Now Jane has
broken up with her fiance and kissed her boss ... whose estranged
wife has many problems – including a gagged Czech hit man in her
debut, 9 and 9:30 p.m., National Geographic. Each year, Daniel Pink
says, 13,000 people are killed while speedinerg, 6,000 are killed
while jaywalking. He toys with possible solutions, from cash rewards
for slow drivers to stark signs (“Be late, not dead”) and
game-playing diversions at intersections. He also tries to prevent
misuse of special parking spaces by mounting photos of the disabled.
Some notions succeed, some fail thoroughly, most are fairly
Affairs,” 10 p.m., NBC. A stranded Russian submarine holds six
months of stolen American secrets. Now Charleston (Katherine Heigl)
leads the rush to get it ... while distracted by her mysterious
texter and by the new secretary of state (Nestor Carbonell).
“Eric Greenspan is
Hungry,” 10 p.m., National Geographic. Joining the chase for a wild
hog, Greenspan soon learns an important self-truth: “I'm not a
runner.” He does however, enjoy the backwoods friendship afterward,
in a so-so follow-up to the channel's terrific “Eat” mini-series.
p.m., ABC. Esposito is among the subway passengers taken hostage. Now
Beckett must figure out the guman's motive.