TV highlights: The World Music Awards on NBC


“The 100”: Thomas McDonell as Finn and Eliza Taylor as Clarke, foreground, run into trouble. (Michael Courtney/The CW)
May 27

Telecast from the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, the World Music Awards (NBC at 8 p.m.) honors excellence in music and best-selling recording artists, with Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida and Ricky Martin all scheduled to perform.

RETURNING SHOW: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox at 8) Season 11 opens with two hours of auditions and Justin Bieber somehow introducing the top dance crews.

“Independent Lens” (WHUT at 8) presents the documentary “Let the Fire Burn,” which recalls the 1985 confrontation between Philadelphia police and the radical MOVE organization that left 11 people dead and 61 homes destroyed.

“The World Wars” (History at 9) closes its three-night run with the outbreak of World War II and the diplomatic forces behind the idea of never surrendering.

Finn and Clarke end up in a compromising position during a hunt for food on “The 100” (CW at 9), while Kane risks his life for the sake of another.

The special “D-Day’s Sunken Secrets” comes to the series “Nova” (MPT and WETA at 9) to examine the science behind discovering, identifying and plotting the relics on the sea floor near Normandy, France.

The special “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” (Spike at 9) features appearances by David Letterman, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler, Martin Scorsese and Tracy Morgan, among many others.

“Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden” (NBC at 10) has broadcast journalist Brian Williams heading to Moscow to talk with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about his life in exile and his uncertain future.

The police procedural drama “Motive” (ABC at 10) investigates what looks to be a self-defense case, but it turns out to be far more complicated.

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central at 11) hosts Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory.”

Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with television personality Carson Daly and music from Vampire Weekend.

Actors James Franco and Idina Menzel are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a performance by the Broadway cast of “If/Then.”

“Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with broadcast journalist Robin Roberts.

— Rachel Lubitz

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