What's On: 'Major Crimes' returns to close out its fifth season, and Dre experiences jury duty (but what about justice) on 'black-ish'
Major Crimes (9/8c, TNT): The durable crime drama returns with eight new episodes to close out the fifth season, with an episode titled “Heart Failure,” which may or may not have something to do with Detective Flynn’s (Tony Denison) heart attack in the fall finale. The case of the week involves the murder of a woman discovered in the L.A. River, and political clashes between Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (The Practice’s Camryn Manheim), who sees Sharon as a rival for the LAPD’s Assistant Chief position.
black-ish (9:30/8:30c, ABC): What were the odds that Dre (Anthony Anderson) would sit back and keep his cool when put on a jury? He’s “One Angry Man” (the episode title) when he feels the defendant, a young African American, might be railroaded by a supposedly open-and-shut case. Back at home, Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) decides to let the kids swear, but she and Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) learn to regret the open potty-mouth policy.
Legion (10/9c, FX): “Everyone keeps saying I’m sane. What if they’re wrong?” wonders poor confused David (Dan Stevens), and it seems a fair question as we delve deeper and deeper into this nascent mutant superhero’s troubled and tortured mind. The dreamscape that Ms. Bird (Jean Smart) and her team seek to explore is more nightmarish than they could imagine.
Inside Wednesday TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm’s irrepressible Susie Essman guests on ABC’s The Goldbergs (8/7c) as Edie, a kids’ talent agent who Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) hopes can make Adam (Sean Giambrone) into a child star. Edie, however, only sees nerd potential in the lad. … BET airs The American Black Film Festival Honors (8/8c), presented last week in Beverly Hills, with Denzel Washington receiving the “Hollywood Legacy Award” and Insecure’s Issa Rae named “Rising Star,” which sounds right to me. … For music lovers, BBC America airs The BRIT Awards (10/9c), with performers including Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. … Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce wraps its third season (10/9c) with Abby (Lisa Edelstein) pondering her future with Mike (James Lesure) now that she’s finished her romance novel.