“In an Instant” debut, 9-11 p.m., ABC.
After some tough
times in Iraq, Don Evans wanted a quiet life amid Alaskan beauty. He
and his pregnant wife were flying to a native village (pop. 85),
where they would share teaching duties.
Then the plane
crashed, killing the pilot and a passenger. The Evanses and their
children (then 8 and 10) struggled to stay alive. It's a gripping
story that they relate, aided by re-enactments. More survival tales
are ahead, including a Minneapolis bridge crash (Saturday) and a
grizzly attack (March 14).
II: “Helix,” 10 p.m., Syfy.
On a remote island,
a possible centerpoint for the virus, a cult leader (Steven Weber)
has shown a Jim Jones sort of control. That part of the story is
resolved powerfully, even flashing ahead 35 years.
Much of it happens
before the Centers for Disease Control doctors arrive, Now they must
ponder what happened, who survived and whether they must exit
“Glee,” 9 p.m., Fox.
towers over tonight. The splendid 1968 movie musical – with Barbra
Streisand's Oscar-winning performance – is at 8 p.m. ET on Turner
Classic Movies. Also, there's the fictional “Glee” plot.
Rachel starred in
Broadway's “Funny Girl” revival, triumphed ... then abandoned the
show to do a bad TV comedy; tonight, she tries to return to New York
stardom. That's just two weeks from the series finale; meanwhile,
Dalton Academy burns down and the Warblers must merge with New
Race,” 8 p.m., CBS. So far, all of the “blind date” couples
have survived, while two dating couples – a pilot and a stewardess,
a computer guy and a medical assistant – have been ousted. Now one
couple does much better ... with a key question popped at the end of
(1995), 8 p.m., AMC, or “Argo” (2012), 9 p.m., FX. Take your
choice of best-picture Oscar-winners. One has epic action, the other
adds humor, but both are based on true stories and have gifted
director-stars – Mel Gibson and Ben Affleck, respectively.
9 p.m., CBS. With Danny and Chin arrested, McGarrett again needs the
help of Joe White (Terry O'Quinn) and former war pilot Frank Bama
“12 Monkeys,” 9
p.m., Syfy. Here's an instant reminder that limited-run series are
much better than unlimited ones. Last week's hour – with Cole
calling in an airstrike to kill the virus and himself – would have
been a perfect ending. Instead, the show now begins some so-so
“Cesar 911,” 9
p.m., NatGeo Wild. In the Latino culture, Cesar Millan tells us here,
weekly family dinners are crucial. So in an OK episode, he struggles
to help a man who's been banned from the dinners until his dog is
10 p.m., CBS. Someone breaks into Erin's apartment and attacks her
co-worker. Also, her brother Jamie finds a pipe bomb and their dad,
the police commissioner, probes a charity.
p.m., Cinemax. Amid terrific flashbacks (showing how the escaped
convict now called Sheriff Hood first met Job), “Banshee” takes
its torture obsession to hideous overload.