The great thing about the Met Live in HD series, that brings live broadcasts of opera to 1,700 theaters around the world, is that the performances usually end up on TV a few months later.
That’s the case with “The Enchanted Island” a world premiere opera tonight on “Great Performances at the Met” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) that combines Baroque music with new English language libretto and features characters from two Shakespearian plays, “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Placido Domingo, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels and Laura Pisaroni are featured in the work, which of course is in HD.
Give it up for the brothers on “Supernatural” (The CW, 9 p.m.). Not only are they fighting Leviathan leader Dick Roman on their seventh season finale, but they are also returning in the fall season off of the deathly night of Fridays, where shows go to die, and on the much more higher profile Wednesday night.
“Nikita” (The CW, 8 p.m.) will continue to hold down the fort Fridays, alongside its new neighbor “America’s next Top Model.”
On the season finale of “Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.) a man from Orlando has a house key that is incorporated into a mobile phone.
Dan Rather, Bill Bradley, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Jeremy Scahill and Joel Stein are guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).
Chef Paula Deen has to wonder: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC, 8 p.m.).
A two hour rerun of “Kitchen Nightmares” (Fox, 8 p.m.) tries to fix eateries in the Georgia.
Two hours of “Whale Wars: Viking Shores” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.), however, are all new.
Anyone in the mood for a John Travolta movie? There’s “Swordfish” (AMC, 8 p.m.) or “Look Who’s Talking” (TV Guide Network, 8 p.m.).
Just because its creator continues to be the butt of jokes on “30 Rock,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS, 9 and 9:30 p.m.).
The winner this week of “Fashion Star” (E!, 8 p.m.) might immediately be arrested by “Fashion Police” (E!, 10 p.m.).
With the continued decline of commercial radio – WFNX in Boston is the latest to be sold to Clear Channel, turning it into talk next month – one might wonder what the magic was in radio disc jockeys. They are celebrated tonight, as somewhat relics of the past in movies on Turner Classic Movies, George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” (8 p.m.), which celebrated the 50s, and “Rock Around the Clock” (10 p.m.), with Bill Haley and the Comets, which was released in the 50s. It’s followed by Alan Freed in “Go, Johnny Go” (11:30 p.m.) that features performances from Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran and Jackie Wilson, and “Jamboree” (1 a.m.) that features Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Buddy Knox.
NBA Playoffs tonight include Celtics at 76ers (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Thunder at Lakers (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).
No Stanley Cup playoff games tonight.
Kelly Ripa: Tom Selleck, Krysten Ritter, Reggie Bush. The View: Judy Sheindlin, Robin & Lucimarian Roberts, Dina & Francesca Eastwood, Michael Corbett, Jaleel White. The Talk: Tom Selleck, Sara Leibowitz.
David Letterman: Sacha Baron Cohen, Julie Chen, Beach House. Jay Leno: Sherri Shepherd, Julianne Hough, Tenacious D. Jimmy Kimmel: Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Jason Mantzoukas, the Cult. Jimmy Fallon: Tom Selleck, Krysten Ritter, Garbage. Craig Ferguson: David Sedaris, Ariel Tweto, the Imagineers. Tavis Smiley: Garry Marshall. Carson Daly: Thom Beers, Joel Sartore, Jay Rock (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Adam Lambert, Chris Franjola, Loni Love, Greg Fitzsimmons (rerun).