MUST-SEE: “The Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC.
first two episodes have taken Liz and Red on a fierce whirlwind.
Chased by her old FBI colleagues, she ended up in the Russian
embassy, claiming to be a spy ... then headed toward a plane ride to
Moscow. Except that Solomon planned to kill her en route.
Red hatched an elaborate escape plan. Now they're on the run in the
Midwest; the FBI is still chasing them ... while coming across what
could be the core of a global food crisis.
MIGHT-SEE: Movies, cable.
a night dominated by sports (football and baseball), cable counters
with strong movies. Kids have “Cars” on Starz (which even
rhymes); the 2006 film is at 7 p.m. General audiences have Tom Hanks
in “Cast Away” (2000, 8 p.m, AMC), on the eve of his “Bridge of
also have two Oscar-winners, the scary “Silence of the Lambs”
(1991, 8 and 10:30 p.m. ET, BBC America and the tough documentary
“Harlan County, U.S.A.” (1976, 9:30 p.m. ET, Turner Classic
Movies), plus a terrific Oscar-nominee, “American Sniper” (2014,
8:30 p.m., HBO).
ALTERNATIVE: “Nathan For You” season-opener, 10 p.m., Comedy
on its best days, this odd show – sort of reality and (sometimes)
hidden camera – is slow to entertain us. Nathan Fielder brings a
quiet, Canadian humor as he helps small businesses in odd ways.
isn't one of the best days. Fielder's scheme – briefly price your
TV's at $1, to squelch a match-any-price offer at Best Buy – has
huge flaws. There are some good moments, however ... especially when
he probes how his people would do in a courtroom.
overload, all night. CBS has football (7:30 p.m. ET preview, 8:30
kick-off), with undefeated Atlanta at 1-4 New Orleans. And TBS has
the fifth and final games (if neccessary) of baseball's National
League division series in St. Louis (4:30 p.m. ET) and Los Angeles (8
Anatomy,” 8 p.m., ABC. This is bad form for hostesses: The sisters
forget they're giving a dinner party for everyone. Meanwhile, Arizona
finds she's getting romance advice from a 90-year-old.
8 p.m., Fox. It's the first day back to their old jobs for Booth –
who finds his old office now occupied by Aubrey – and for Brennan.
She has the kind of case she savors (complex and gruesome), but
there's other trouble: Arastoo (who held her job briefly) and Cam are
no longer together.
Hollow,” 9 p.m., Fox. We were kind of wary when a beauty named
Pandora arrived, bearing a box. Inside is an artifact, capable of
turning an ordinary person into a terrifying figure from the past.
9 p.m., ABC. Olivia is usually soothing other people's media storms.
As she faces one of her own, Huck and Quinn recruit a familiar figure
Runway,” 9-10:30 p.m., Lifetime. Here's something the classic
designers never worried about: Contestants must use 3-D printing
technology to make avant garde designs.
to Get Away with Murder,” 10 p.m., ABC. Wes finds new information
about Rebecca's disappearance, Asher gets a surprising confession ...
and there's a new case, with a murdered teen.