“The Night of the Iguana” 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., TCM (1963)
Richard Burton and Ava Gardner star in this steamy drama about a defrocked clergyman who leads a busload of middle-age women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.
“Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., PBS (New)
The host looks at why the Western world (that’s us, by the way), has dominated for the past five centuries and how the East (that’s not us, by the way) may now be poised to take the lead.
“American Idol” 7 p.m., Fox (New)
The final two singers perform for the last time before the new Idol is named.
“Dancing with the Stars” 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., ABC (New, season finale)
A winner is named and gets to take home the mirrorball trophy. Will it be the athlete, the actor or the classical singer?
“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m., NBC (New)
Is it just us or is it kind of fun to watch Howard Stern hit the buzzer on contestants 10 seconds into their act?
“Glee” 8 p.m., Fox (New, season finale)
The kids finally graduate from McKinley High. Graduation leads the group to look back at their memories and look ahead to their futures. We just want to know how they’re going to continue the show if everyone graduates.
“Deadliest Catch” 8 p.m., Discovery (New)
A hurricane bears down on the fleet of ships.
“Hollywood Treasure” 9 p.m., Syfy (New, season premiere)
The series that follows the largest auctioneer of movie, television and pop culture memorabilia begins a second season with props from “Lord of the Rings.”
“Flashpoint” 9 p.m., ION
Unit leader Parker is lured into a deadly trap and is told he must reveal a disturbing secret from his past of be killed.
“United Stats of America” 9 p.m., History (New)
A look at how America’s average height and waistline are changing. Hint: it’s not changing in a good way.
“River Monsters: Killer Weapons” 9 p.m., Animal Planet (New)
A look at the ways marine animals attack predators and prey and the physical attributes that make them dangerous.
— Laura King
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