Crazy in love

When it comes to capturing the magic of musical theater on a weekly basis, TV usually hits all the wrong notes, borrowing more from early MTV than Stephen Sondheim. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" has me in an optimistic mood, though, thanks to the action focusing squarely on the multitalented Rachel Bloom, playing a successful lawyer who comes unraveled at the sight of a long-lost love. Cue dynamite dance numbers and a quirky sense of fun missing from the vast majority of network dramas. 7 p.m. WUCW, Ch. 23


"Scandal" isn't the only gloriously ridiculous drama on network TV. "Jane the Virgin" returns with plucky Gina Rodriguez dealing with her baby's abduction and the revelation of a "mystery" character who is not — I repeat, not — Donald Trump demanding to see some form of identification. 8 p.m. WUCW, Ch. 23

Please come home

Darlene Love may no longer have David Letterman as her chief cheerleader, but the Ed Sullivan Theater remains her showbiz home. "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" takes a break from interviewing the six dozen people running for president to spotlight the singer's comeback album. Elvis Costello stops by for moral — and vocal — support. 10:35 p.m. WCCO, Ch. 4

Neal Justin