“Late Night With Seth Meyers,” 12:37 a.m., NBC.
The landscape of TV
satire – crucial during this political year – has been fractured.
Comedy Central suddenly cancelled “The Nightly Show”; beginning
tonight, “@Midnight” (which is no longer at midnight) takes over
the 11:30 spot on that channel; fans of political humor must look
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is 10:30 p.m. Mondays on TBS.
This time, alas, it's rerunning a special that's merely fairly good.
“The Daily Show” (11 p.m., Comedy Central) is often brillint, but
also a rerun. But Meyers is new, with fresh material after a two-week
II: “Mom,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS.
Bonnie's family tree
is filled with bad mothers. She's been a bad one herself, but at
least she stayed; tonight. we meet the mom who left her. The role –
if you're keeping track, a great-great-grandmother – goes to
Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn, 83; Oscar-nominee June Squibb, 86, also
gets some laughs.
That's in the second
of two terrific reruns tonight. In the first, Bonnie's daughter
Christy is determined to take her college test, despite being gravely
ALTERNATIVE: “The Syndicate,” any time, www.acorn.tv.
An old British
estate – think of “Downton Abbey,” two generations later – is
wobbling. The earl (Anthony Andrews), his wife (Alice Krige) and her
son are deep in debt. Only five staffers remain; they're underpaid,
but still link with the gardener (Lenny Henry) who obsesses on the
Then come huge
shocks – involving the lottery, the earl and young Amy (Daisy Head,
the “Guilt” star). Unfolding is a superb mini-series. Throughout
the six parts, twists and surprises keep adding extra depth. A smart
script gets excellent performances from everyone and a brilliant one
Warrior,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. Fresh from its 17-day Olympic spree, NBC
has shows that have scored well in summer ratings. Tonight, this one
airs the finals for Philadelphia try-outs; 30 people have qualified,
including four women, the highest female total for a city so far.
“So You Think You
Can Dance” (Fox) or “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC), both 8-10
p.m. With the Olympics done, reality shows try to recapture viewers.
“Dance” is down to its final six; “Paradise” is far from
paradise and one woman insists on crying.
“Too Close to
Home” debut, 9 p.m., TLC, repeating at 11:02. The former network of
Gosselins, Duggars and Honey Boo Boo tries an upgrade, with its first
scripted show. Tyler Perry wrote, produced and directed this
eight-parter about a woman going from Southern poverty to Washington
Isles,” 9 p.m., TNT. A mortician is found in a casket at his
mortuary. Foul play is suspected.
“The Odd Couple,”
9:30 p.m., CBS. In a funny rerun, Felix has a new scheme: His
girlfriend Emily should go out with Oscar, so the two can get over
“Running Wild with
Bear Grylls,” 10 p.m., NBC. Far from the comfort of her life after
“Friends,” Courteney Cox was dropped off along the Irish
coastline. She and Grylls must climb jagged peaks and descend cliffs
... nourished by maggots found on rotting sheep.
“The Making of the
Mob: Chicago,” 10 p.m., AMC. With no more Prohibition to profit
from, Joe Accardo turns to Las Vegas. A problem comes when Sam
Giancana angers young Robert Kennedy.