America’s Got Talent, 8 and 9 p.m., NBC
And finally – yes, finally! – we are in Vegas (at the 9 o’clock hour) to start whittling it down to the top 48. Once again there will be too many singers in the group, IMHO, and not enough ventriloquists. I hope Sam B. makes it.
101 Ways To Leave A Game Show, 9 p.m., ABC
The best part about this show to us is that it is not the winners who are put through the jaw-dropping, stomach-churning terror. No! It is the LOSERS! Not only do you NOT get the $50K, but we are going to do one these things to you: “Contestants are eliminated by being rolled down a ravine, being launched off a cliff in the back of a pickup truck, going through a flaming wall or flying off a cliff attached to a jet pack.” Yes!!!
How The States Got Their Shapes, 10 p.m., History
This is something that I have always wondered, and now there is a series about it! Proving once again that we are almost out of TV show concepts. Tonight, “World War II preserves the shape of California; part of Maine becomes northern Massachusetts; Florida's cowboy tradition.”