TV column for Friday, April 25



TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Last Man Standing,” 8 and 8:30 p.m.,
ABC.

This pleasant-enough series ends its season with a new
episode and then a rerun.


First, Boyd might try the “mutton-busting” contest; his mom
says no, but his grandfather (Tim Allen) and dad are all for it. Also, Eve’s
date dislikes her plan to wear her ROTC uniform to the prom. And in the rerun,
there’s trouble when the family’s little dog impregnates the neighbor’s German
shepherd.


TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.


As a lawyer in a police family, Erin (Bridget Moynihan)
sometimes battles her kin.


Tonight, as an assistant district attorney, she probes a cop
accused of killing someone in custody; her dad (Tom Selleck), the police
commissioner, wants to avoid a publicity swirl. Meanwhile, her brother Jamie (Will
Estes) urges a fellow cop to forgive her father’s sins.


TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Movies, 8 p.m., cable.


This is a good night for movies … and was a great one, until
CMT re-scheduled “Animal House.”


Still, there are two Oscar-winners for best-picture –
“Gladiator” (2000) on AMC and “No Country for Old Men” (2007) on IFC. There’s
also animated fun with “Cars 2” on Disney and a true baseball story –
“Moneyball” (2011) on FXX – with Brad Pitt handling a smart Aaron Sorkin
script. Also, rowdy John Wayne films -- “North to Alaska” (1960) and “McLintock”
(1963) -- are 8 and 10:15 p.m. ET on TCM.


Other choices include:


“Kitchen Nightmares,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. Some nightmares last
longer. A double episode is needed for a Colorado restaurant that apparently
had both bad food and bad feelings.


“Unforgettable,” 8 p.m., CBS. Don’t expect any gritty Queens
settings tonight: Carrie and Al borrow their boss’ house in the Hamptons, in
exchange for solving a mystery there.


“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS. What starts as simply the
murder of a pool cleaner soon leads to the discovery of a possible terrorist
plot.


“Great Performances,” 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Matthew Bourne says he was watching “True Blood” while pondering fairy tales. That
led to this interesting hybrid; it uses Tchaikovsky’s original music for the “Sleeping
Beauty” ballet, but adds vampires, fairies, warm romance and a 100-year time
jump.


“Grimm,” 9 p.m., NBC. Portland already had plenty of
troubles without this: A new woman has arrived, promptly leaving a trail of
dead creatures.


 “Mountain Monsters,”
10 p.m., Destination America. Back in the 1770s, we’re told, Shawnees were
massacred in Webster County, W. Va.  People
talked of a “Webster werewolf,” triple the size of a wolf. Centuries later, the
stories persist; now the team builds another of its wildly unlikely traps.


“Hannibal,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. When Will meets a woman who is
another of Hannibal’s patients, they compare notes on the odd advice they’ve
been given. Soon, Will is sent on a precarious test.