“The Following” season-opener, 9 p.m., Fox.
Things should be
fine now: Joe Carroll is on Death Row and Ryan (Kevin Bacon) is back
is in good stead with the FBI; so is his niece Max, who has a joyous
lesbian wedding as this hour begins.
Soon, of course,
things collapse; “the killing is only beginning,” Ryan warns.
It's staged in grisly tableaus, led by a guy who's whacko in a Norman
Bates kind of way. So far, he's not very intertesting; instead, we
can focus on the complexities of Ryan's mind and his life.
II: “The Bachelor,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
Next week, Chris
Soules will make his choice. Two big-city medical people are left –
Whitney, 29, a fertility nurse in Chicago and Becca, 25, a
chiropractic nurse in San Diego; one could face the possibility of
marrying a 33-year-old farmer in small-town Iowa.
First, the show
pauses tonight to let the women comment on Soules and on each other.
ALTERNATIVE: “Chasing Life,” 9 p.m., ABC Family ... and others.
TV executives are
busy buying and adapting shows from overseas. That works occasionally
with scripted shows (from “All in the Family” to “The Office”)
and often with reality.
is from a Mexican series about a young cancer patient; tonight,
fearing a recurrence, she ranges from religion to pot. Also at 9
p.m., CW has the clever “Jane the Virgin,” adapted from
Venezuela; in a rerun tonight, Jane faces a career choice. And at
10:01 p.m., ABC reruns the first hour of “Secrets and Lies”;
adapted from Australia, it's a tensely terrific crime mini-series.
any time, www.acorn.tv. After a
slow start, this four-parter has become a potent view of British
cruelty at home and in Massachusetts, before the Revolutionary War.
Tonight, Beth (once rich, now exiled to America) sees life from the
Indian perspective. The finale is next Monday.
p.m., Fox. Another villain arrives tonight, with a gifted actor in
the role. This is Dr. Dulmacher; we already know he's been kidnapping
kids and selling them for body parts. He's played by Colm Feore, a
gifted Canadian who's been a favorite of critics since the 1993
“Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould.” And tonight, Fish
(Jada Pinkett Smith) seems to be linking with him.
“2 Broke Girls,”
8 p.m., CBS. This reruns the episode with Lindsay Lohan as a jumpy
bride who can't decide what kind of cake she wants ... and can't
decide much else.
Molly,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Mike's mom – who already has plenty of
time to grumble about things – suddenly announces she's retiring.
Now Molly wants to plan a retirement party.
p.m., CBS. In a rerun, the team must protect Cabe's ex-wife, after
she finds key evidence.
“The Night Shift,”
10 p.m., NBC. Texas ranch life can be dangerous, we find. First, a
rancher accidentally shoots his wife; then a young football star is
critically injured at a party. Both cases are worked by TC who, by
the end of last week's opener, was back on staff and back with
“Shahs of Sunset”
season-opener, 10 p.m., Bravo. The fourth season begins for this
sometimes-controversial reality show about prosperous young
Iranian-Americans. At the Persian New Year celebration, Mike picks a
fight with Asifa Mirza's boyfrfiend and Reza tries to be a