“Hell's Kitchen,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox.
Last week's episode
(rerunning at 8 p.m.) brought a surprise, with Gordon Ramsay dumping
two people instead of one. Departing were Jared Bobkin (the only
remaining guy) and Manda Palomino.
That leaves Ashley
Nickell, 27, of Orlando; Kristin Barone, 27, of Chicago; and Ariel
Malone, 26, of Hackensack, NJ. Tonight, they try some 40-minute
speed-cooking, then take turns working the hot plate for dinner
service. Afterward, Ramsay will decide which two are in next week's
II: “Dr. Ken,” 8:31 p.m., ABC.
In real life, Ken
Jeong's switch went smoothly: Fresh from his medical degree, he
started doing stand-up comedy during his residency in New Orleans. He
won a contest there and soon was full-time funny.
That doesn't make
good fiction, though, so now we get a variation: Dr. Ken's college
buddy (played by Jeff Ross) is a stand-up and urges him to give it a
try. In proper sitcom style, it doesn't go well.
ALTERNATIVE: “Mission Critical: Orangutan on the Edge,” 9 p.m.,
This is Earth Day,
which people take seriously. Disney usually opens a big-screen nature
film – this year's is being delayed until 2017 -- and NatGeo Wild
fills the night with specials.
Its reruns deal with
cougars (7 p.m.), leopards (8 and 11 p.m.) and the elephants that
survived Mozambique warfare (10 p.m.). And this new hour follows
biologist Tim Laman and his wife, Cheryl Knott, as he photographs
rain-forest orangutans. There are some rare views from a treetop
camera; also, there's an involving chance to follow one orangutan
female through tragedy and romance.
Go,” any time, Amazon. Back in the 1960s, some kids were wowed by
the science-fiction action delivered by “Thunderbirds”
marionettes. This new version – following a rescue team in 2060 –
switches to computer animation and seems ... well, adequate.
Race,” 8 p.m., CBS. For the second time, Cole LaBrant – known for
his six-second comedy videos on Vine – finished in last place with
his mother Shari ... and for the second time, they found it was a
non-elimination round. Now the six duos continue, with Frisbee stars
Brodie Smith and Kurt Gibson in first place.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Wrapping up its season a month early (as
does “Dr. Ken”), this has Mike (Tim Allen) getting a surprise
party to celebrate his 25th anniversary working at Outdoor
(2012), 8-10 p.m., Disney. This cleverly written animated film – a
videogame bad-guy tries to change -- leads a night filled with
entertaining films. Also at 8 are “The Help” (2011) on CMT,
“Avatar” (2009) on FX and Eddie Murphy's triumphant “Beverly
Hills Cop” (1984) on IFC.
“Grimm,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. New kinds of monsters keep finding Portland. This one seems to
liquify and remove all its prey's bones.
9 p.m., CBS. A chemical spill helps six inmates – including Kono's
husband Adam – escape.
Bong,” 9:30-11 p.m., Comedy Central. If you missed the first two
parts, catch them at 9:30 and10. The first – with a close call in
old Salem – is quite funny; the second starts poorly (in caveman
days), then gets better. Then fhe finale debuts at 10:30, leaping
from old Greece to the future, ruled by a company a lot like
Monsanto. There's a sharp ending to a goofy-but-fun tale.
10 p.m., CBS. In a rerun of the season-opener, there are rumors of a
terrorist attack on New York. Frank (Tom Selleck) puts his police
force on high alert.