Tonight's Best TV
A Daily Guide to Notable Shows
After weeks of chair turns, CeeLo Green onesies, and musical choices ranging from sacred diva ground to The Jeffersons' theme song, three singers will (voice-)box it out for America's crowning vote in the two-night, live finale episodes. Tonight the finalists will each sing a song specifically written for them by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who's served as an adviser this season, and host Carson Daly will announce the winner. After the shocker of indie-rock crooner Matthew Schuler's elimination before the semifinals, the competition is anybody's game. And since the show is live, expect some special performances by alums and boldfaced names. Will Blake Shelton finally take Christina Aguilera fishing? Will we see a harried Carson finally implode if the show goes over by two minutes?
How Sherlock Changed the World
This documentary examines how the famed character's methods influenced real life techniques. I wonder if it can explain Benedict Cumberbatch's penetrating gaze.
After gorging yourself on holiday meals, Chopped gives you respite with a tapas episode.
Person of Interest
The winter finale of the techno-vigilante thriller leaves its haunted heroes hanging in places both interesting and not so much. Reese (Jim Caviezel), reeling from Carter's death, boozes. Snoozer. Equally rattled Finch (Michael Emerson) is reactivated by a brainiac (Saul Rubinek) with a brain tumor and Camryn Manheim for a wife. This plot is better, if buggy with preposterousness: Doesn't anyone in said brainac's hospital notice the bloody cloak and dagger going down?! Some revelations redeem a mostly flat hour that finds PoI in transition, either idling or setting up new storylines. C+