“Grey's Anatomy,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC.
OK, now this show
has our attention again. Last week, it stunned viewers by killing
Derek (Patrick Dempsey), after he rushed to help accident victims.
Now his wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) could be considered the only
person who has been a central character from the start of the show.
up two hours tonight; “Scandal” will return May 7 and 14, when
both shows wrap up their seasons. For tonight, April makes a decision
that baffles Jackson. Also, Bailey and Ben disagree and Callie's
policeman patient is back.
II: “Mom” season-finale, 9:01 p.m., CBS.
A terrific second
season has seen Christy (Anna Faris) on the move. Her gambling debts
led to eviction and to moving around, before her mom Bonnie (Allison
Janney) got a job as an apartment supervisor.
But Bonnie lost her
sobriety, the two keep fighting .. and now Christy is moving again,
this time alone. That leads to a mixture of broad humor, quiet warmth
and the sort of dark jabs that two skilled actresses handle
ALTERNATIVE: “Backstrom” season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
A murder case
sprawls into an Indian reservation, giving Backstrom three problems:
He has no authority there ... his ex-fiance's new lover (Adam Beach)
has full authority ... and Backsrom's domineering dad (Robert
Forster) is the local sheriff.
The case itself gets
a quick and disappointing treatment. That gives more time for some
solid character moments – important for what is likely to be the
show's last episode.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. There's a new episode at 8 and then
a rerun, with friends rallying to defend Leonard and Sheldon from an
Internet attack on their science paper.
conclusion, 8 p.m., HBO. J.K. Rowling's novel centers on a council
vacancy that will decide if the village keeps its community-services
building. Surrounding that are intriguing characters like Krystal,
desperately trying to tame her drug-addicted mother and raise her
brother. It's a richly crafted story, but be warned: Rowling treats
her people harshly, making this a rough ride.
“The Odd Couple,”
8:31 p.m., CBS. Felix reveals a secret about himself.
9 p.m., NBC. The bodies of Chinese-American women are being smuggled
out of the country. As the team investigates, Red decodes information
embeded in The Fulcrum. That follows an 8 p.m. rerun in which he
faces a new villain, Lord Baltimore.
10 p.m., ABC. With public pressure building, Carter's court date is
pushed up. Also, his girlfriend's incendiary statement stirs
10 p.m., FX. With their show delayed, the two stars (playing perverse
versions of themselves) grasp for outside help. Billy Crystal has
some fairly good scenes with Mel Brooks, but the highlight comes when
Josh Gad gets the “Frozen” songwriters to create a hilarious
song. He closes the show with it ... leading into an
even-odder-than-usual “Louie” at 10:30.
“The Red Road,”
10 p.m., Sundance. For Rachel, a cop's teen daughter, troubles build.
Fearing she inherited mental problems, she overdosed on her mom's
pills; also, her boyfriend Junior may be out to kill Levi. Meanwhile,
Rachel's mom ditches the pills and says her own dad may have key