5 Shows After Dark: Those Gowns Are Universally Unflattering
"American Idol" on Fox at 8:00pm ET. New episode on a special night.
"Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson" on PBS at 8:00pm ET. I'm impressed that this is only one hour. There seems to be a lot of ground to cover in this topic.
"Dancing With the Stars" on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Two hour 14th season finale. Listen, you guys, I know but there's like nothing on TV tonight.
"Glee" on Fox at 9:00pm ET. Third season finale. People are graduating! And we get to see if they've figured out how the hell they're going to structure the show next year. I think the writers of any show set in high school should marathon episodes of "Degrassi" not because it's a great show but because they seemed to have a handle on the whole "graduating out" pattern that high school actually adheres to and were good at introducing new, younger characters regularly to help with that issue. But "Glee" can't even keep straight what class all their original characters were in (pretty sure Rachel and Kurt were a class below Puck and Finn) so that's probably expecting a little much.
"Dateline NBC" on NBC at 10:00pm ET. 20th anniversary special! Because celebrating 20 years of causing everyone's grandmother to call them up panicking about the newest dangerous trend that was profiled in very serious voices and scary graphics on this show.
Genevieve Burgess does not appreciate your sass. (That's a lie.)