TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live,” 10 and 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Some hosts immerse themselves in the
full “SNL” experience. That's true in both these reruns.
First is Anne Hathaway's third time as
host, playing everyone from Carrie on “Homeland” to Katie Holmes
on “Ellen” and the woman in the “American Gothic” painting.
She also joins the cast for a mock “Les Miserable” song; Rihanna
is the music guest, in an OK episode
Then is Justin Timberlake for the fifth
time – which means entrance to the “Fifth-Timer Club” and
quick, funny visits by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Tom
Hanks and Candice Bergen. It's a great episode; Timberlake is also
music guest and plays Elton John, singing at Hugo Chavez's funeral.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Over the Hedge”
(2006), 9-11 p.m., ABC.
R.J. is kind of a schemer who stole all
the food from Vincent – who menacingly demands its return. His
solution is to trick Vern and the others into pillaging suburbia.
We should probably mention that R.J. is
a raccoon, Vincent is a bear (hence the menace) and Verne is a
turtle. Also, this is a cartoon and a fairly good, low-key one.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Smash,” 8
After 27 hours spread over two seasons,
fans got what they'd wanted: Last week's episode had “Bombshell”
(the Marilyn Monroe musical) open on Broadway. With one exception (a
mixed review from the New York Times), it drew raves.
People should be happy; they're not, of
Juliette is bitter because Tom
considered putting their writing partnership on hold while he
directed; now they're near the breaking point. Karen has mixed
feelings about leaving the show to do Jimmy's rock-musical “Hip
List.” Things worsened when he got in a fight with his brother in
the after-show party; tonight, he seems to be falling apart as “Hip
Other choices include:
– “Yogi Bear” (2010) and “The
Lion King” (1994), 7:25 and 9 p.m., ABC Family. Here's a
family-film double-feature of total opposites. “Lion King” is
earnest and exquisitely crafted; “Yogi” is oddly charming,
despite its silly plot, as real actors (led by Tom Cavanagh and Anna
Faris) confront special-effects bears (voiced by Aykroyd and
– “Mayweather,” 8 p.m., CBS. Next
Saturday, Showtime (CBS' sister network) will have the pay-per-view
fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero. First, CBS
Sport helps nudge things along with this profile of Mayweather, the
undefeated welterweight champion.
– “Criminal Minds,” 9 p.m., CBS.
In a rerun, the team heads to Miami, were prostitutes are being
killed in a style similar to the way some animals were slain.
– “The Voice,” 9 p.m., NBC. Last
week, NBC made a belated decision to move “Smash” to 8 p.m. and
“Voice” to 9. Now that seems to be the new pattern; tonight
reruns Tuesday's “battle round.”
– “Iron Man” (2008), 10 p.m. to 1
a.m., FX. Six days before “Iron Man 3” debuts, here's the
original. The plot is absurd – even by fantasy-film standards –
but Jon Favreau directed it sharply, with actors – Robert Downey
Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard – who are much better than