The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
OK, last week may have been the greatest multiple meltdown ever witnessed on the reality TV talent competition stage. First, more sobbing than the most desperate rejected Bachelorette. Second, the betrayal of Simon Cowell by Paula Abdul. Betrayal!!! Holy smokes, I never saw that coming. Third, the utter hissy fit by stone-faced Simon, who assumed the posture of a Mount Rushmore figure and would say Not. One. Word. Fourth, the total lack of control that dope Steve has over the show. And fifth – and possibly best – little Drew’s final shout to Jesus, and her declaration that the producers had stuffed a sock in her mouth for the whole season but now that she was out she was going to declare her love. FABULOUS.
Nature, 8 p.m., PBS (check listings)
Tonight, Echo: An Elephant to Remember. “The elephant matriarch Echo, leader of a carefully studied herd in Africa, died of natural causes in 2009.” I will bring the tissues, you can bring the hugs.
America’s Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW
Season finale. “The contestants face their last photo shoot and a challenging runway finale.” They have got to WORK IT.