“Trial & Error,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., NBC.
Clues keep swirling
past the lawyers. Last week, both sides wanted to find the stick that
Larry (John Lithgow) might have used to kill his wife. Then his dog
politely dug it up in the front yard.
As that is examined,
more clues arrive – a will, a bank account, an old cablecast,
abandoned golf clubs, even a severed limb. That last one creates some
lame moments, which will be forgiven: Mostly, “Trial” has a
wonderfully subtle, straight-faced approach to a small town filled
with fine absurdity.
“Bones” series finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
Last week, this
sometimes-sleepy drama ended its hour with a boom: Kovac had escaped
and planted bombs in the lab; one was de-fused, but the others
Now we face the
questions: Who survived? What about Angela's pregnancy ... or
newlyweds Cam and Arastoo ... or Brennan, whose potent mind has been
weakened by the blast? This isn't a great hour, but it offers a
decent end to the 12th and final season of the
longest-runnng scripted show in Fox history.
ALTERNATIVE: “Dead Reckoning,” 8-11 p.m., PBS.
The world has
pondered war crimes and genocide for 70 years, with opposite
extremes: A Japanese general ordered his troops to retreat to the
hills ... then was convicted for the crimes of men who disobeyed him.
Nazi war criminals were given new identities, in exchange for spying
for the U.S.
And in modern times,
results are elusive. In Rwanda, a man admitted mass murder and
apologized; he was forgiven and now is a friend of the brother-in-law
he once beat brutally. Exhaustively researched, this is a fairly
involving documentary, despite stiff writing, editing and narration.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. The long career of Bruce McGill has ranged from “Animal House”
to being Korsak on “Rizzoli & Isles.” Here, he's a cranky
Vietnam veteran, needed as a key murder witness.
“New Girl,” 8
p.m., Fox. This show has had other big changes – marriage,
break-ups, new jobs and more – but here's the biggest: Schmidt
considers using his first name. Also, Jess and her dad (Rob Reiner)
help each others with their romances.
“The Mick,” 8:30
p.m., Fox. When a cyber bully attacks Sabrina, Mick ponders revenge.
Housewife,” 8:30 and 9 p.m., ABC. In the first rerun, Katie plans a
surprise birthday party for her son Oliver. In the second, she's
appalled when her husband befriends her nemesis' husband.
at Birth,” 9:01 p.m., Freeform. Young-adult life is complicated for
Bay and Daphne. Trying to pay their electric bill, they hold a
“lights on party.” That gets complicated when Toby overhears
disability jokes ... and when Simone arrives, looking way too
glamorous and successful.
Orleans,” 10 p.m., CBS. A contagious “super virus” has infected
a unit of Seabees – and Dr. Wade (CCH Pounder), who was infected
during an autopsy. Now all of New Orleans is at risk.
10 p.m., ABC. From Mel Gibson in 1985 to Dwayne “The Rock”
Johnson last fall, People magazine has annually chosen the world's
sexiest man. John Kennedy Jr., then 27, was the youngest and the only
non-actor; Harrison Ford, 56, was the oldest. Four men – George
Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Richard Gere – were chosen
twice. Here's a look at the history.