(Pease keep in mind that for Turner Classic Movies,
unlike most networks, you have to adjust the times for each time
“No Man Left Behind,” 8 and 9 p.m., National Geographic.
In a Colombian
woods, two American DEA agents knew they were about to die. One was
wounded; unable to outrun drug dealers, he desperately covered
himself with leaves. The other – already shot – was on the ground
as a gunman stared down, shooting again point-blank. Both were
Except that both are
telling their story, decades later. That hour debuts at 9 p.m.,
following a rerun of last week's opener, which told the “Black Hawk
Down” story of soldiers trapped inside Somalian unrest. Both hours
combine re-enactments with first-person memories of truly compelling
“Zoo” (CBS) or “Dead of Summer” (Freeform), both 9 p.m.
In “Zoo,” the
team has lost its only government ally; now it must scramble to save
Geneva, Switzrland. And in “Dead,” which had a promising start
last week, problems start to cascade.
One camp counselor
becomes an absurdly overwrought villain; others merely seem
contrived. Supernatural elements pile up, while the show's bast
actors are wasted. The talented Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) has
little to do as the camp owner; Elizabeth Lail (Anna in “Once Upon
s Time”) plays someone who's easily duped. This show still has
potential, but for now it's sinking into excess.
ALTERNATIVE: Westerns, all day, Turner Classic Movies.
This month, every
Tuesday and Wednesday will offer a ride through the history of cowboy
movies. That starts at 6:15 a.m. ET with the first one – the
11-minute “Great Train Robbery” (1903). Later, we get Gary Cooper
in “The Plainsman” (1936) at 6 p.m. ET and then John Ford films
with John Wayne.
That starts at 8
with “Stagecoach” (1939), which won two Oscars (for its music and
supporting actor Thomas Mitchell) and was nominated for best picture
in a bountiful year. Then are “The Searchers” (1956) at 9:45,
“Fort Apache” (1948) at midnight and “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon”
(1949) at 2:15 a.m.
Network: (2010), 5:30-8 p.m., FXX. Tonight's best movies start early.
This one won Oscars for its editing, its music and Aaron Sorkin's
brilliant script, and was nominated for best-picture. Also notable:
“Aladdin” (1992) at 7:20 p.m. on Disney and “The Wolf of Wall
Street” (2013) at 8 on FX.
“Hotel Hell” and
“Coupled,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. Both shows pause to rerun their
fairly-good openers. In “Hell,” Gordon Ramsay visits a gorgeous
Idaho lodge that sagged after a family tragedy; in “Coupled,” a
dozen women arrive and begin the process of pondering guys,
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. David McCallum became a full-fledged TV star more than a
half-century ago, in “The Man From UNCLE.” Now this rerun focuses
on him. A murder case forces Ducky (McCallum, 82) to reveal he's been
part of a secret society that tries to solve cold cases.
Liars,” 8 p.m., Freeform. The women are about to make the biggest
mistake of their lives, Freeform tells us. (Yes, there have been some
that are hard to top.) The problem starts when they try to protect
Alison by rescuing her from the hospital.
“Uncle Buck,” 9
and 9:30 p.m., ABC. This so-so comedy ends its rerun with two
episodes, one loose – with Buck in charge, the place is a mess,
complete with ice and fire – and the other maybe serious: Buck
takes the kids back to the neighborhood where he and their dad grew
p.m., CW. Struggling to reveal what really started the virus
outbreak, Lex and Leo argue about their next move. Also, a rumor
spreads that there's a way out of the containment zone.
Orleans,” 10 p.m., CBS. Nudged back an hour to the spot where it
will be this fall, this has a rerun with a crisis for Pride and Sonja
(Scott Bakula and Shalita Grant). Escorting a key witness back from
Texas, they're ambushed.