TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Great Performances,” p.m., PBS (check local listings)
backed by brilliant instrumentalists. The music is rarely interrupted by patter
and never by commercials.
Both do it well, so the combination works. They do the songs of the masters –
Ellington, Porter, Berlin, Strayhorn and, yes, Sonny Bono (“Bang Bang”). They
sing of a “Sophisticated Lady,” avoid “Lady is a Tramp” and fill a superb hour.
fights demons skillfully, but failed to save a young girl; he has
institutionalized himself and is trying to forget … until a new mission
unaware of her powers or her danger. At its best, “Constantine” has huge
special effects, with occasional humor and a terrific cast; at its worst, it
pours on everything to excess, then dumps its best character. After finishing
the pilot, producers decided to rewrite the ending, making room for Zed
(Angelica Celaya) and dropping Liv; we’ll miss her.
horror. “Grimm” has a strong (but open-ended) hour, following up on last
season’s finale: Nick, who has lost his power to see demons, was at a wedding
when there was a shooting and beheading in his house; his police colleagues are
10 p.m., Syfy) and “Zombie Strippers” (8:45 p.m., IFC). Lifetime repeats “Big
DrIver” (2014), its so-so Stephen King tale, at 8 p.m.; AMC has the “Omen”
trilogy at 4 p.m. (1976), 6:30 p.m. (1978) and 9 p.m. (1981).
used to be for kids. Nickelodeon has “Monster High: Freaky Fusion” (2014),
flashing back to the school’s first day. ABC Family Tim Burton films -- “The
Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) at 7 p.m. and Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows”
(2012) at 8:30. Disney has “Return to Halloween Town” (2006) at 7:20 and two
“Evermoor” episodes at 9.
Series moves to San Francisco, for the third game of its best-of-seven series
with the Giants and Royals.
episode, which offered the same bubbly mix – offbeat humor in a gorgeous,
telenovela setting – as the opener. The final moments are memorable.
the eight duos facing a double U-turn and an accusation that one team is
arguments at home and at work.
helps him re-open his dad’s last case.
here: The former police commissioner (Len Cariou) made insensitive remarks that
the current one (Frank, played by Tom Selleck), his son, must deal with. Also,
Frank’s son Jamie (Will Estes) is targeted after breaking up an abusive