TODAY’S MUST-SEE: “Orphan Black,” all day, BBC America.
Amid a sea of new cable dramas last season, this was the
gem. It started with young Sarah as a drifter who witnessed saw a look-alike
commit suicide; assuming her identity, she was suddenly a cop. The problems and
the identities grew, all brilliantly played by newcomer Tatiana Maslaney.
Now the entire first season reruns, starting at 9 a.m.;
there’s a documentary about the show at 7 p.m. and then the season runs yet
again, starting at 8. All of this leads to the start of the second season, at 9
p.m. Saturday; alert your VCR and clear your schedule.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Last Man Standing,” 8 and 8:31 p.m.,
Last week, “Neighbors” ended its season; next week, this
show does the same. For now, it does double duty, with a new episode and a
First, Mike (Tim Allen) grumbles when his sister-in-law
visits, again looking for money; also, he tries to pull a prank on a co-worker.
Then the rerun has flowers arriving on Valentine’s Day; they might be for Mandy
from Kyle, or for Kristin from her boss … but definitely not from Mike, who
gave his wife a Taser.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Love My Pit Bull,” 9 p.m., NatGeo
Not long ago, we’re told, pit bulls were highly regarded.
Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Gen. George Patton all had them; there were
pit bulls starring in “Little Rascals” movies, being a real-life war hero and
being the symbol of Buster Brown Shoes.
Then came mistreatment and a fierce reputation; today, we’re
told, more than 2,000 pit bulls a day are killed. Still, there’s an elegant
defender in Cesar Millan; long before his “dog whisperer” days, he had the
first of his two beloved pit bulls. Here, he’s the centerpiece of a convincing
Other choices include:
“Kitchen Nightmares,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. “Rake” has been raked
away and, alas, we get back-to-back hours, with Gordon Ramsay transforming
family restaurants in Colorado and Queens.
“Unforgettable,” 8 p.m., CBS. When a defense attorney is
killed, police suspect a former client who was just paroled. Now Carrie rushes
to stop him from settling other scores.
“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun of the second episode,
Tim Daly plays a Texas Ranger, in Hawaii to search for his daughter. Also, Kono
and Adam are in danger, now that their location’s been found.
“Peter Pan,” 9 p.m.,
PBS (check local listings). Dance reached new heights (literally) when the
Milwaukee Ballet created this production. Dancers soared above the audience, a
pirate ship sailed across stage and the group had its highest ticket sales
ever. Its artistic director, Michael Pink, choreographed, with music by British
composer Philip Feeney.
“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. Here’s another rerun from the
season’s second week: A movie star, shadowing Danny for an upcoming role, has
“Hannibal,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. Rejoining the team to help with
a grisly case, Will is in an odd position. He claims to no longer suspect
Hannibal Lecter of the previous murders; now he’s Lecter’s patient again and
the two must rush to save a witness.