Olympics, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight, 12:35 to 4:30 a.m.,
With only three-plus
days left, there are still plenty of medals to hand out. In prime
time, NBC goes live with the gold-medal finals of men's beach
volleyball. Mixing live and tape, it has the men's 200-meter, shotput
and decathlon; women have finals in javelin, 400-meter hurdles and
There's much more on
cable. Live coverage starts at 8 a.m. on NBC Sports Network, 9 on
Golf, 10 on USA, 2 p.m. on MSNBC and 5 p.m. on CNBC.
TONIGHT'S MUST SEE
OR RECORD: “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” finale, 11:30
p.m., Comedy Central.
The decision to
cancel Wilmore was sudden and startling. Yes, ratings were low ...
especially after Jon Stewart left the lead-in “Daily Show.”
Still, satirical shows thrive during an election year; Wilmore had
moments of brilliance ... and seemed likely to have many more.
After getting the
news Monday that his show is ending, Wilmore put together an episode
that was sweet-spirited in approach, yet fierce in its satire. We can
expect more of that tonight.
ALTERNATIVE: “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” 10 p.m., FX;
rerunning at 11.
Romance has been a
wild roller-coaster for Flash. He showed Gigi the land he bought in
New Jersey, proposed to her ... and was abruptly rejected. In last
week's episode (rerunning at 10:30), he and Ava announced they're a
couple; Johnny fumed, Gigi did some apartment-remodeling with a
Now everyone is
supposed to set this aside: It's time for “Feast” -- the
potato-famine musical that Campbell Scott co-opted from Rehab. Scott
(playing a perverse version of himself) even insists that all his
people fast before the show. It's a busy and funny episode, for a
show that's been at its best lately.
-- “60 Days In,”
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9-11:03 p.m., A&E. The first season was a
ratings success, watching volunteers go undercover at the county jail
in Jeffersonville, Ind. You can sample that in the afternoon, then
catch the new season tonight, with a “pre-show” at 8:45 p.m. and
then a new crop of volunteers.
-- “No Country for
Old Men” (2007), 5:15 and 8 p.m. ET, IFC. A strong movie night is
led by this Oscar-winner. At 8 p.m., kids can choose between two
animated films, “Brave” (2012) on Disney and “Ice Age”
(2002) on Nickelodeon. Grown-ups have Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan in
the subtly crafted “Brooklyn” (2015), at 9 p.m. on HBO.
Experience,” 8-11 p.m., PBS. The two-week rerun string of
presidential portraits concludes with this richly detailed look at
George H.W. Bush.
-- “The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. For years, Sheldon has raved about his
grandmother. In this terrific rerun, we finally meet her. As played
by June Squibb, 86, an Oscar-nominee for “Nebraska,” she's a
sweet-face lady who's only sweet when Sheldon is there. Also, this is
the episode in which Raj meets Claire at the comic-book store; for
the first time, he's not sure about his relationship with Emily.
-- “Life in
Pieces,” 8:31 p.m., CBS. Consider this a variation on all those
cowboy movies about who gets water rights: When property lines are
redrawn, John (James Brolin) and his neighbor (J.B. Smoove) disagree
on who gets to use the hot tub.
-- “My Last Days,”
9 p.m., CW. After Wednesday's superb opener, here's the mid-section
of a three-day portrait of people facing life-shortening ailments.
Kate Lazo, 25, has a severe form of stomach cancer. Isabel Bueso was
told her ailment (called MPS VI) would bring her death before 20; at
21, she's busy researching MPS and creating awareness events.
-- “Queen of the
South,” 10 p.m., USA. Teresa scrambles to save a witness. Also, her
mentor Camila tries to reassire people that she's shed her troubles
and is back in the drug-dealing business.