“The McCarthys,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS.
This comedy burst
onto the fall line-up with a fresh perspective. Brian Gallivan based
it on his own life, always feeling like an outsider in a Boston
family filled with sports zealots. Tyler Ritter (Jason's brother,
John's son, Tex's grandson) led an appealing cast.
Ratings were so-so
and it was soon dumped, but CBS still has new episodes to brighten
Saturdays in July. Tonight, the siblings battle over who would be the
best to execute their parents' estate. Then Ronny (Ritter) has a
therapy session ... which is crashed by his entire family.
II: “Celebrity Family Feud,” 8-11 p.m., ABC.
This amiable show
offers two half-hour episodes each Sunday. Now here are reruns of the
firstt six, starting with a battle between the fictional “Black-ish”
family and the real Toni Braxton and her sisters.
That's followed at
8:30 by Monica Potter vs. Curtis Stone. Also: AFC vs. NFC football
stars at 9 p.m., people from “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With
the Stars” at 9:30. At 10, one team is led by Phil McGraw of “Dr.
Phil,” another has comedy siblings Garry and Penny Marshall; at
10:30, teams are led by Kevin McHale, 27, and Fred Willard, 75.
ALTERNATIVE: “Power,” 9 p.m., Starz, rerunning at 10 and 11:05.
Late in this
excellent hour, a strong confrontation sends this series spinning in
Last week's episode
(rerunning at `12:55 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:55 p.m.) saw Angela (Lela
Loren), the assistant district attorney, become convinced that Tommy
Egan is “Ghost,” the drug kingpin. Now she confronts Holly (Lucy
Walters), Tommy's lover, who knows the truth: “Ghost” is James
St. Patrick, Angela's lover. The resulting scene is beautifully
written and played.
Movies, 6:30 p.m.
and beyond, cable. For big-scale adventure, try “The Hunger Games”
(2012) at 6:30 p.m. on ABC Family, or two 8 p.m. films -- “Thor”
(2011) on FX or “Oz” (2013) on Syfy. Also at 8, Disney repeats
“Teen Beach 2” (2015).
8-9 p.m., CBS. Making up for so-so writing, this show has TV's best
comedy director (James Burrows) leading a terrific cast (Will Arnett,
Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, J.B. Smoove, more). Now it adds a
dandy guest star, Cloris Leachman as Aunt Louise. That's at 8 p.m.,
with th show's Thanksgiving episode at 8:30. Yes, the second season
never made it to November.
8 p.m., NBC. The second season starts Monday, with Bear Grylls taking
celebrities on tough jaunts. To get us in the mood, this rerun has
Channing Tatum in Yosemite National Park.
p.m., Discovery. On the second-to-last day of “Shark Week,” we
get viewers' favorite shark clips. That hour is surrounded by lots of
reruns, plus new “Sharkopedia” hours at 8 and 10.
p.m., BBC America. Ariadne's life teeters, when her would-be resuers
& Mr. Noerell,”10 p.m., BBC America. After helping England win
the Battle of Waterloo, Jonathan Strange expects a comfy life.
Naturally, it doesn't work that way.
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Bill Hader hosts, with Hozier as music