“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Now that the
“sweeps” ratings month has started, reruns have virtually
vanished. CBS is back to new episodes of its crime stories, including
this one with hightened stakes.
A patient, infected
with bird flu, has been kidnapped by people who plan to turn the
disease into a weapon. Also, Terry O'Quinn returns as Joe White.
II: “12 Monkeys,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Here are some more
virus-epidemic worries, this time alongside the twists of
After going from
2043 to 2015, Cole learns that a key person died a year earlier. He
must zoom to disease-ravaged Haiti in 2014, extract information ...
and depart without confronting Dr. Railly and upsetting the time
line. It's complicated and – with another plot unfolding in 2043 –
ALTERNATIVE: “Shakespeare Uncovered” season-opener, 9 and 10
p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Few writers have
attempted the dizzying range of William Shakespeare. Tonight's first
hour eyes “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” complete with fairies,
potions, donkey heads and young love; the second has “King Lear,”
with blindness, madness, deceit and despair.
(“Downton Abbey”) hosts the first hour; he started his career
understudying Ralph Fiennes (whom he chats with here) in “Dream.”
Christopher Plummer hosts the second, meeting other Lears, including
Ian McKellan. Filled with movie and TV clips, both hours are
p.m., NBC. Students find a way into an alternate universe – then
wish they hadn't.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. The subject is romantic break-ups. Eve
takes hers hard and also argues with Kristin about how Kristin broke
up with Kyle.
p.m., ABC. Cristela's sister is nudging her about her overcrowded
life and her weight. They go to a clinic for a blood-pressure test
and find a surprise.
“Glee,” 9 p.m.,
Fox. As the invitational nears, Rachel gets some help. Kitty, the
Cheerios member, helps her prepare the ideal set list; Sam, the
former football player, helps recruit current player Spencer.
Meanwhile, Sue tries some matchmaking.
“Grimm,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. Monroe and Rosalee have finally started their honeymoon, leaving
problems behind them – including a haunted-house murder. Garcelle
Beauvais plays a mystical woman.
10 p.m., CBS. After killing an intruder, a man learns his troubles
continue: He shot a hit man who was apparently hired to kill him.
Also, a young lawyer wants justice for his mother, whom Erin helped
convict 12 years ago.
p.m., Cinemax. This powerhouse hour starts with a crisis: Siobhan –
the sheriff's deputy and lover – has learned that he's a robber,
using a false identity; she's ready to report him or shoot him. It
ends – after some fierce violence – with an even bigger crisis,
sprawling over to next week.