TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Crossbones,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC.
This series has a talented movie star (John Malkovich), plus
action, exotic settings … and, alas, a story viewers don’t seem to care about.
Now its two-part finale has been exiled to a Saturday.
Malkovich plays Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard
(despite having only a wimpy white beard); Julian Sands is Jagger, the British
officer obsessed with killing him. Now Teach sets sale with a shaky crew.
Jagger prepares to attack his island; Lowe – originally a spy hired by Jagger –
has divided loyalty.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Sandwiched by “48 Hours” crime stories, this rerun finds
Danny (Scott Caan) with double trouble.
One problem is that he and McGarrett are held captive by an
escaped convict who wants them to prove him innocent. (That’s been a common
plot lately and was in Friday’s “Blue Bloods” rerun.) A bigger problem: His
daughter Grace has punched someone at school.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Drama marathons, cable.
At 9 p.m. today, “Power” has its first-season finale on
Starz and “Hell on Wheels” has its fourth-season opener on AMC. Both are
intense dramas; both also have marathons to help us catch up.
“Power” starts rerunning its first season at 1:30 p.m.; in
the finale, Ghost holds a nightclub party, hoping to get out of the drug
business … while the assassin known as Pink Sneakers gets closer. “Hell” starts
rerunning its third season at 11 a.m.; the new hour finds the aftermath of a
brutal winter: Work is at a standstill, Durant is broke, Elam is considered
dead, Cullen and his pregnant wife are captive.
Other choices include:
“Agents of SHIELD,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Jaimie
Alexander repeats her movie role as Lady Sif, trying to protect the team from Lorelei.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., Fox. This
above-average show is now getting a triple run in the summer – its regular
Tuesday slot, plus two more on Saturdays. Tonight’s first rerun has Jake (Andy
Samberg) with a string of failed cases; in the second, he has a crush on the
Movies, 8 p.m., cable. The highlight for tonight (or for
almost any night it’s on) is “Titanic” (1997), on ABC Family. But there are
also lighter films worth catching, led by “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) on
Bravo, Drew Barrymore’s “Never Been Kissed” (1999) on E and the original,
delightful “Pink Panther” (1963) at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies.
“Gang Related,” 9 p.m., Fox. In a rerun of Thursday’s episode,
Jessica finds shocking news about Ryan.
“Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda,” 9 p.m., Syfy. Long before the
“Sharknado” films (which rerun at 5 and 7 p.m.), Roger Corman was a master of
making fun (but, sometimes, silly) adventures for micro-budgets. He still is at
88, producing this sequel that somehow stars Conan O’Brien.
“Turn,” 10 p.m., AMC. In a rerun of the OK opener, Jamie Bell
(“Billy Elliot”) plays a colonist, torn between his father’s British loyalty,
his friends’ revolution and his wife’s desire to stay out of it.
“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Jim Parsons hosts
this rerun, with music by Beck.