TV highlights: The ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 11 finale on Fox


In “Extant,” Molly (Halle Berry) learns what is motivating Yasumoto and his quest to capture her offspring. (Darren Michaels/CBS)
September 2

FINALE WATCH: For the “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox at 8 p.m.) Season 11 finale, guest judges Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman return to help crown the winner. Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul are skedded to perform during the two-hour live event.

Narrated by Dick Cavett, the one-hour special “Nixon’s the One: The ‘68 Election (And How It Changed America)” (WHUT at 9) looks at how and why Nixon won that pivotal political contest. Includes remarks from former adviser Kevin Phillips, biographer David Maraniss and author Rick Perlstein.

SERIES PREMIERE: The reality show “My Friends Call Me Johnny” (Esquire at 10) centers on Jean Pigozzi, whose been rubbing shoulders with celebrities since the Earth cooled, as he roams around and interviews his famous friends (Jann Wenner, Michael Douglas, Lorne Michaels, Brett Ratner) about the good life.

“Top Chef Duels” (Bravo at 10) has David Burke and Takashi Yagihashi squaring off in battles that center on egg, crab and bizarre ingredients. “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern rightly serves as guest judge.

The nature series “Operation Maneater” (WETA at 10) looks at recent efforts to stop polar bear attacks in isolated communities in Canada’s Hudson Bay and innovative ways to chase the bears from populated areas like using loud speakers and luring them away with meat.

RETURNING SHOW: “The League” (FXX at 10) is back for Season 6, and in the opener, Kevin struggles with Jenny’s Shiva Bowl victory and the group attends a funeral.

Molly gains insight into what is motivating Yasumoto while Anya takes the lead on “Extant” (CBS at 10).

A bicyclist with heroin in his bag is shot by a motorcyclist and an amateur basketball tournament leads to a shocking discovery on “Taxi Brooklyn” (NBC at 10).

Blake Shelton is on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35) for an interview and performance with Sheila E. Comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim also stop by.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and actress Kristen Wiig come to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with music from the New Pornographers.

Actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Terry Crews join “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) with musical guest Shawn Mendes.

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