FlashForward

FlashForward
8/7c ABC
Flash-forward six months into the future and this once-promising sci-fi series isn't on ABC's schedule. Be that as it may, this finale should hopefully provide some solace to the show's fans: While the world waits to confirm that the mass visions were actual peeks into the future and not vivid hallucinations, Mark learns the date of the next blackout while Simon and Demetri seek to stop it by hacking into the NLAP mainframe. — Jeff Gemmill

So You Think You Can Dance
8/7c Fox
The seventh season begins tonight with the first two rounds of auditions, but several changes are afoot for the terpsichorean extravaganza this time around. For one, Mia Michaels joins Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman as the third permanent judge, and a rotating panel will include Debbie Allen and Tyce Diorio. But another modification will pare the number of dancers from 20 to 10, who will be paired up with All-Stars from previous seasons, including Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Kathryn McCormick and Ade Obayomi. — Joe Friedrich

100 Questions
8:30/7:30c NBC
British actress Sophie Winkleman stars in a new sitcom about the search for love that will, no doubt, invite comparisons to How I Met Your Mother. Winkleman plays Charlotte Payne, a woman in search of love who goes to a dating service in the series opener. She's asked to take a 100-question survey, and each question (in each episode) prompts a memory in her life that sheds light on her quest for love. Similar to Mother, those memories involve an ensemble cast of Charlotte's friends who help her navigate the road to romance. — Bill Ecklund

Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute
9/8c ABC
It's been 12 years since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, as deer-in-the-headlights twentysomethings, accepted an Oscar for their Good Will Hunting screenplay. Now seasoned Hollywood veterans, they're back at the podium when Affleck presents the 24th American Cinematheque Award to his lifelong friend Damon. Recorded in March, the tribute's guest list includes Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and Robin Williams, and Bill Clinton delivers a taped message about Damon's philanthropic endeavors. — Joe Friedrich

Gulf Oil Spill
10/9c National Geographic
This timely documentary recounts the April 2010 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and sent oil to the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The first 36 hours following the tragedy are documented, with firsthand accounts from survivors and rescue workers, and never-before-seen footage obtained from the U.S. Coastguard. Experts are still learning of the scope of damage, but when all is said and done, it is likely to be remembered as one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. — Karen Andzejewicz

Mall Cops: Mall of America
10/9c TLC
Mall cops may not get the respect other men in uniform receive, but the Mall of America is no ordinary mall. It's more like a small city, with more than 400 stores, almost 12,000 employees, an aquarium, a wedding chapel, and even a high school. This new unscripted series follows the security team tasked with keeping the peace in America's largest mall. The series opens on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, as officers contend with the crowds while also dealing with a shopper who's carrying a concealed weapon and a shoplifting ring. — Karen Andzejewicz

NBA Playoff
9/8c TNT
It may not have the intimacy and aura of the Forum in Magic's day, but Staples Center is just as tough a place to win for visitors in this Lakers era of Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson. The Suns are back for Game 5 tonight at Staples, where L.A. is 7-0 this postseason and is riding a 10-game streak dating back to last season's Finals against Orlando. After dropping the series opener by 21 points, Phoenix entered the fourth quarter of Game 2 tied, only to be systematically worn down to lose by a dozen in front of Jack Nicholson and the rest of a celebrity crowd buzzing for a repeat title. — Roger Leister