TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Gossip Girl,”
8 p.m., CW.
With a new “sweeps” ratings period
starting Thursday, some networks are holding back and CBS has an
all-rerun night. “Gossip Girl” counters with its 100th
episode and (maybe) a wedding.
The bride is Blair, once a ditz, now a
semi-ditz; gthe room is Prince Louis, who is sometimes princely.
Will they wed? Will she flee to nice
Dan or creepy Chuck? We'll see.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Mike &
Molly,” 9:31 p.m., CBS.
CBS comedies follow a pattern: The main
characters are solid; the others can be downright goofy..
That's clear tonight, as Mike
hesitantly moves in with Molly, putting him alongside her
loose-living mom (Swoosie Kurtz) and sister and the mom's oafish
boyfriend. Others also appear; Rondi Reed and Reno Wilson – as
Mike's mom and his police partner – have been particularly good.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “The War Room
With Jennifer Granholm” debut, 9 p.m., Current; “Rock Center,”
10 p.m., NBC.
In an election year, all the news shows
seem to get extra vigor and extra viewers. That's why the
once-obscure Current chose this time to debut Granholm, in a spot
behind Keith Olbermann. She had two terms as governor of Michigan,
facing problems that soon reached the other states.
Meanwhile, “Rock Center” has Kate
Snow reporting on independent-minded Florida voters. A Harry Smith
report, previously scheduled and postponed, views “re-shoring”:
When costs increased in China, a North Carolina factory re-opened.
Also: Lisa Myers probes lab research involving chimps.
Other choices include:
– “House,” 8 p.m., Fox. A legal
and ethical dilemma appears, when Dr. House needs adult approval for
surgery on a homeless teen. When her mother arrives, things may get
– “How I Met Your Mother,” 8
p.m., CBS. Ted wants to make amends with an old girlfriend he cheated
on. Also, the dapper Barney faces the ultimate fear: If he loses a
bet, he'll have to wear a ducky tie.
– “The Amandas” debut, 8 p.m.,
Style. This Alabama home-organizing business may seem like the
ultimate in Southern belle-dom. Here are six women, mostly young and
attractive; one is Ms. New Orleans and Ms. Louisiana State. They tend
toward heels, even when doing heavy work. And under the surface?
Amanda LeBlanc barrages her employees (and viewers) with
– “2 Broke Girls,” 8:30 p.m.,
CBS. Johnny's glamorous girlfriend hires Max and Caroline to make
cupcakes for her art show.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Walden plans to thoroughly redecorates the beach house.
– “Alcatraz,” 9 p.m., Fox.
Rebecca really doesn't like to help prisoners escape. She tries that
now, though, to keep police from knowing that long-ago crooks have
returned, unchanged after 50 years.
--”Being Human,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Sally, the ghost, is starting to like the notion of re-incarnation.
And now that Nora is a werewolf, she prepares to share a
transformation night with Josh.
– “Hawaii Five-0,” 10 p.m., CBS.
White (Terry O'Quinn) is back, asking McGarrett to probe a case that
was originally considered suicide.
ALSO: Here's an additional item that only relates to readers in the East Lansing, Mich., area:
– “Not as I Pictured,” 9 a.m. and
3 p.m., WKAR World (digital 23.4). Diagnosed at 48 with a deadly form
of lymphoma, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan made
this documentary about his journey. It's a quietly emotional piece
that won second place at the 2010 East Lansing Film Festival.