TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: Movies, 8 p.m., cable.
If you have enough channels – and many people do – you’ll
have great choices tonight.
For families, the delightful “Rio” (2011, FXX) reflects its
Rio de Janeiro setting with vibrant animation and music. For grown-ups with
lots of time, “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962, Turner Classic Movies) – with a deep
personal story tucked inside an epic adventure – is 8 p.m. ET to midnight. Then
there’s, “Casino Royale” (2006) on BBC America; except for one flaw (a poker
plot), it’s first-rate James Bond.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Hawaii
Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
This hour – the middle of CBS’ three-drama-rerun night –
finds McGarrett with two imposing missions.
He must find the person who killed an undercover federal
agent. Also, he must take care of a baby, because his sister (Taryn Manning) is
sick. Daryl Hannah guests as a real-estate agent.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Crossbones,” 10:01 p.m., NBC.
For Jagger (Julian Sands), the obsession with Blackbeard (John
Malkovich) is growing. He visits an insane asylum, where one of the inmates may
be a key to winning.
Meanwhile, Lowe (Richard Coyle) fears Jagger will kill all
the people of Santa Compana while smiting Blackbeard. A possible solution:
Kidnap Blackbeard and deliver him to the English, but not to Jagger.
Other choices include:
“Say Yes to the Dress,” 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., TLC. This marathon
includes new half-hours at 9 and 9:30 p.m. and a new hour at 10, with a former
pro cheerleader getting more tense as her wedding nears.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” 8 p.m., CBS. During a reality-show
cooking competition, people unknowingly eat human flesh. They’re not happy about
it and an investigation ensues.
“MasterChef,” 8 p.m., Fox. This rerun starts with pure
Americana – contestants working at a busy Los Angeles diner. Those on the
losing team then compete by making red velvet cakes.
More movies, 8:30 and 9 p.m., cable. “Sleepless in Seattle”
(1993), a pleasant romantic comedy with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, is 8:30-11 p.m.
on ABC Family. “The Butler” (2013), the beautifully nuanced portrait of a White
House staffer over decades, is 9-11:15 p.m. on Showtime.
“24,” 9 p.m., Fox. This show finished its story Monday, but
here’s a second chance. The final two episodes rerun today and next Friday.
“Cold Justice,” 9 p.m., TNT. This well-made show has seen
two talented women -- a former prosecutor and a former crime scene investigator
– re-open cold cases in small towns. Tonight, they’re interviewed by John
Walsh, the “America’s Most Wanted” host.
“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. Danny learns there’s a deadly
new type of heroin on the streets. He tries to find the distributor, while his
dad, the police commissioner, takes other steps.
“The Almighty Johnsons,” 10 p.m., Syfy. Last week’s amiable
opener saw Axl receive surprising news on his 21st birthday: His
older brothers are Norse gods, he is, too … and he may be Odin, the mightiest
god. Now he must save his family by finding a goddess named Frigg.