“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
The last time this
show visited Detroit, it found a winner. Amy Yakima of Northville,
who audioned there, went on to be named the 10th season's
best female dancer.
Now, two years
later, “Dance” is back for a new round of Detroit auditions. That
sounds promising, especially with the new street-vs.-stage theme. It
got off to a terrific start in last week's opener; so did the new
judging panel -- Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, joining creator Nigel
“The Bachelorette.” 8-10 p.m., ABC.
It's time for the
show to go on the road, starting in New York City, where the dates
vary widely. There's a rap battle with Doug E. Fresh, some “Aladdin”
music on the Broadway stage and a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of
That's sandwiched by
odd twists – Clint and JJ argue; Nick Viall (from a previous
season) shows up, wanting to be added to the pool now.
ALTERNATIVE: “Odd Mom Out” debut, 10 and 10:30 p.m., Bravo.
In most worlds, Jill
Kargman would be the object of envy. She's a Yale grad whose dad was
president of Chanel. Her husband has his own company; her brother's
wife is Drew Barrymore.
At 40, she's written
several books and more than 200 magazine articles. But in her world,
she says, she's considered underprivileged; now “Odd” --
inconsistent, but with great moments -- mocks the superrich. Kargman
plays herself, with Abby Elliott as the wife of her husband's
time, www.acorn.tv. Last week's
opener (also available on this streaming service) showed the immense
talent of Oscar Kightley, a Samoan-born actor-writer in New Zealand;
now the second of six parts goes deeper and darker. Still shaky from
his wife's suicide, Harry (Kightley) is haunted by murders; he has
the gunman (young, frightened and weak-witted), but needs the people
who led him.
3-11 p.m., History. The first three episodes rerun at 3, 5 and 7
p.m., setting up tonight's new round at 9, with Sam Houston leading a
surprise attack on the Mexicans.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. A rerun night on CBS starts with Caroline dragging Max
to a business seminar ... almost ruining their business AND their
9 and 10 p.m., National Geographic. Trying to match the power of last
week's great Steve Jobs/Bill Gates hour, “Genius” meets media
moguls. First is radio, with Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff; then
it's newspapers, with Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.
10 p.m., ABC. Last week's compelling opener had kids getting deadly
ideas from what seemed to be an imaginary friend. Then it planted the
notion that this guy is no mere figment of the imagination. Tonight,
that builds; by the end of the hour, we'll feel this is either one
great story or – it's too early to tell – a hideous collection of
coincidences and improbable actions.
10 p.m., Investigation Discovery. Now for a totally true story: This
is the mid-section of a three-night re-enactment of the effort to
catch a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. The real
story is almost interesting enough to make up for some awful writing,
acting and more.
p.m., Lifetime. In its second week, this show has already abandoned
any aspirations of being a comedy-drama. The laughs are sparse, the
drama is harsh and the central character – a top staffer on a
“Bachelor”-type show – is considering being despicale.