TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “My Boyfriends’ Dogs,” 9-11 p.m., Hallmark.
You really have to like any movie that starts with a bride
in soaking-wet gown, walking three dogs. A kindly diner-owner (Joyce DeWitt)
wants an explanation; there’s a good one.
Bailey has everything in life except a guy; now she’s
willing to adjust her tastes to fit a man. The story is predictable, but the
film has wit, Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”) and some really nice dogs.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Hawaii Five-0,” 8 p.m., CBS.
Here’s the rerun of a horse-riding, action-adventure tale,
far from Hawaiian serenity.
McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Catherine (Michelle Borth)
head to Afghanistan. There, they try to stop the Taliban from harming a young
boy whose family rescued her years ago.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m.,
NBC, and/or “Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure,” midnight, Comedy Central.
“SNL” tentatively plans to rerun the season-opener, with
Chris Pratt. The “Weekend Update” duo had a shaky start, but there’s great work
from newcomer Pete Davidson and from writer Leslie Jones.
You could switch to Comedy Central, but don’t be in a hurry.
An opening bit merely reminds us that rape isn’t great humor material.
Afterward, however, Lange digs into his own past of being addicted and
institutionalized. There, he has some wildly funny true-life tales.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE II: “Big Driver,” 8 and 10 p.m.,
Lifetime; “Finders Keepers,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
This is a perilous night for slender blonde writers. In “Driver,”
Maria Bello confronts a killer; in “Keepers,” Jaime Pressly’s daughter has a
Both movies are skillfully filmed and acted, but neither has
a particularly good story. “Driver” (from a Stephen King novella) fails to
convince us she wouldn’t simply call the cops.
Other choices include:
Movies, 7 p.m., cable. The final Harry Potter film (2011) is
on ABC Family. For an action-adventure tale with older stars, catch “RED” (2010)
on TNT has wit, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.
“Gracepoint,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. Tentatively scheduled are
reruns of the first two superb episodes of this 10-part crime mini-series.
Football, 8 p.m. ET, ABC. After way too many primetime
mismatches, this could be a good one: Notre Dame (ranked No. 5) visits Florida
State (ranked No. 2).
More movies, cable. Here are classics – Steven Spielberg’s
“Jaws” (1975) at 8 p.m. on IFC and – three days before the start of the World Series –
the brilliant “Field of Dreams” (1989) at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies.
“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a computer
expert is attacked and the missile system may be compromised.
“Survivor’s Remorse,” 9 p.m., Starz, rerunning at 9:30. Last
week’s episode (rerunning at 8:30 p.m.) was an interesting view of “whupping”
as parental discipline. This one catches Cam as he grasps for a good image by
vising a dying teen. The last few minutes are excellent; the rest is so-so.