Sunday, April 26, 2015

Remote Possibilities: 'Modern Family,' 'Nashville' on night of finales


Remote Possibilities: 'Modern Family,' 'Nashville' on night of finales

Connie Britton performs in the season finale of ABC´s "Nashville"
Connie Britton performs in the season finale of ABC's "Nashville" Katherine Bomboy-Thornton/ABC

A moment of silence, please, for the 2012-2013 season, which ends Wednesday with a bunch of finales, closing out:

-- Season 14(!) for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., NBC10).

-- Season 8 for "Criminal Minds" (9 p.m., CBS3).

-- Season 4 for "The Middle" (8 p.m., 6ABC) and "Modern Family" (9 p.m., 6ABC).

-- Season 1 for "Nashville" (10 p.m., 6ABC) and "Chicago Fire" (10 p.m., NBC10).

Getting a jump on the summer: "MasterChef" (8 p.m., Fox29), which premieres its fourth season.

I'll be watching "Modern Family," where the Pritchetts travel to Florida after Phil's mother dies (somehow, I'm guessing, they'll find a way to make that funny) and "Nashville," where Rayna (Connie Britton) will be performing with Brad Paisley at the CMA Awards.I may not have enjoyed every twist and turn in this musical soap opera  -- who knew Scarlett (Clare Bowen), the newbie with the voice of an angel, would turn out to be SO annoying? Or Nashville politics so dull? -- but I've loved the way Britton's Rayna hasn't been totally sympathetic and Hayden Panettiere's Juliette more interesting than she looked at first.

And, somewhat unexpectedly, I've liked the music, too.




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