Best shows on TV this week

Tonight:

A lot of fans completely lost their heads over the breakout hit, “Sleepy Hollow.” Alas, Season 1 comes to an end tonight with a two-hour finale, and we’re betting that something weird and scary will happen. 8 p.m., Fox.

Tuesday

“American Masters: Salinger” recalls the life of J.D. Salinger, the enigmatic author who stepped away from the spotlight following the success of “The Catcher in the Rye.”

This version of Shane Salerno’s film contains 15 minutes of material not seen in theaters. 9 p.m., PBS.

Reality TV gets even weirder with “Opposite Worlds.” It’s a competition in which opposing teams live in a house separated into two distinctly different worlds: one past and one future, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. 10 p.m., Syfy.

Wednesday

In the new comedy, “Broad City,” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer play BFFs navigating their 20s in New York and making a mess of things.

Amy Poehler is an executive producer. 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central.

Thursday

Greg Kinnear makes his TV series debut in the drama, “Rake.” He plays a brilliant criminal defense attorney, whose self-destructive ways often affect his job. In other words, a legal-series version of “House.” 9 p.m., Fox.

Friday

Who said board games aren’t dangerous and messy? On “Bones,” the team delves into the world of professional chess after a champion’s body is found in pig slop. 8 p.m., Fox.

Saturday

The new drama, “Black Sails,” attempts to shiver our timbers by whisking us back to the golden age of piracy. Capt. Flint (Toby Stephens) tries to fend off a mutiny. 9 p.m., Starz.

Christina Ricci has an ax to grind in the new TV film, “Lizzie Borden.” It’s the true story of the sensational 1892 whack job that lives on in nursery rhymes). 8 p.m., Lifetime.

Chuck BarneyContra Costa Times

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