“Bones,” 8 p.m., Fox.
After a weak episode
last week, “Bones” bounces has one that's strong – albeit with
lots of gore and a “to be continued” story. It starts with
Christine (Booth and Bailey's daughter) imagining a monster in the
closet ... then reminds us that there are real monsters that could
invade their home.
Hodgins is still
surly, but it's no longer a relentless monotone. And adding Karen
(Sara Rue), the semi-loopy profiler, adds some fun to a darkly
II: “Mom,” 9:01 p.m., CBS.
Recent episodes, all
terrific, introduced Adam (William Fichtner). After overcoming
reluctance about his wheelchair, Bonnie (Allison Janney) is falling
for him ... except that now she suspects he's cheating.
is determined to take her final exams, on a day when she's very sick;
it's a going-to-the-hospital kind of sick. In a week when CBS has
been switching around its “Big Bang” episodes, “Mom” provides
a dependable comedy choice.
ALTERNATIVE: All night, Comedy Central.
The movies have put
a fresh spotlight on gifted Comedy Central stars. First was
“Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer; tonight, Key & Peele's “Keanu”
reaches theaters. Now the channel has both acts.
“Key & Peele”
reruns (7:52 to 10 p.m.) are followed by “Inside Amy Schumer”
episodes – a new one (including a “Game of Thrones” sketch) at
10 p.m. and last week's sometimes-hilarious season-opener at 10:30.
After the dandy “Daily Show” and more, “Adam DeVine's House
Party” returns at 12:31 a.m., mixing good sitcom moments and
stand-up comedy that's fairly good, especially from Jen D'Angelo.
8 p.m., ABC. On the relationship front, there's optimism – Meredith
urges Amelia and Owen to take a chance and become a real couple –
and despair: Callie and Arizona manage to put their friends into the
middle of their disagreement.
p.m., ABC. Mellie scrambles to get the key endorsement of the Florida
governor. Meanwhile, Olivia and Abby are locked in a public-image war
and Cyrus faces a key decision.
9 p.m., NBC. Fans are still dealing with the recent jolts. Two weeks
ago, Liz was apparently killed; last week was set somewhere in Red's
cloudy, confused mind. Tonight deals with a funeral, a burial and
chasing the assailants; also, Red deals with someone who knows his
“Hoff the Record,”
9 p.m., AXS. This clever series has David Haselhoff playing a
fictional version of himself, clueless and broke. Now his manager has
booked a concert with a Balkans man who is either (versions vary) a
community leader or a warlord. Some fairly funny moments set up next
“Game of Secrets,”
10 p.m., NBC. In the first two episodes, the guys tried to keep the
crisis – which goes back to their juvenle-detention days – to
themselves. Tonight, the women learn more: Gil finally tells his
lover Jessie; Jackson (Jessie's long-ago boyfriend) tells his
fiancee. There are some strong moments, once we get past Gil's
overdrawn character; and, in the final minutes, there are surprises.
“The Catch,” 10
p.m., ABC. Alice (Mireille Enos) makes a dangerous move at Ben (Peter
Krauss), the man who scammed her. Meanwhile, her firm represents a
female Army captain who was harassed.
AND MORE: The first
round of the pro-football draft starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The
fourth chapter of “National Parks” -- encompassing the rise of
vacations-by-car – is 9-11 p.m. on most PBS stations. And at 10,
FX's “Archer” has a funny episode, the first half of a tale about
stopping jewelry robbers.