TV highlights: Final three compete on ‘American Idol’

May 7, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

It’s down to the wire on “American Idol” (Fox at 8 p.m.) as the final three — Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison — must each perform multiple songs for the judges before the big finale.

RETURNING SHOW: It’s time for the blue-collar comedian to travel again on the third season of Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy” (History at 9), as Larry and crew spotlight unique people and places across the country.

The team members head to Los Angeles on “Criminal Minds” (CBS at 9) as they seek a criminal who kidnaps nannies and their charges on the same day every year.

Mitchell’s ex-boyfriend invites everyone to a fundraiser on “Modern Family” (ABC at 9), so Cam tries to play it cool; meanwhile, Manny and Luke discuss which family member they’ll choose to be the subject of a “My Hero” school assignment.

RETURNING SHOW: Real-estate agents Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund are back for Season 2 of “Million Dollar Listing New York” (Bravo at 10) and joined by new cast member Luis Ortiz, an up-and-coming agent. In addition to the trio competing against one another to sell multimillion-dollar townhomes and penthouses, the network also promises we’ll see drama, including agents sabotaging open houses.

Severide fights unpleasant allegations and gains an unusual supporter on “Chicago Fire” (NBC at 10); later, the entire squad is called to the scene when an apartment building collapses.

A ghost hunter is killed on “CSI” (CBS at 10), and the team members must put personal beliefs aside — as in, whether ghosts exist — to investigate the case.

The record label on “Nashville” (ABC at 10) throws a party when Rayna and Juliette each score a Country Music Association awards nomination, but not everyone is in celebration mode — particularly Scarlett, who’s worried about tension between Gunnar and Will.

SERIES PREMIERE: New reality competition series “Model Employee” (VH1 at 10:30) is eager to award a model the prize of becoming the face of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas — but only if she can compete challenges involving jobs that resort employees perform every day. In the opener, host Chrissy Teigen announces this twist to the eight women competing for the spot.

Talk show host Michael Strahan and actress Alyson Hannigan are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with country singer Natalie Maines.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) has late-night host Craig Ferguson, actress Connie Sawyer and singer Emeli Sande.

Actress Zoe Saldana, sports columnist Bill Simmons and musical guest Fitz and the Tantrums appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35).

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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