TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: Sports takeover, three networks.
TV’s official season ended, just as summer and winter sports
were overlapping. So tonight, sports take half the big-four networks and more.
Fox starts its Saturday-night baseball at 7:15 p.m. ET, with
different regions getting St. Louis at Cincinnati, Washington at Pittsburgh and
Kansas City at the Los Angeles Angels. NBC has hockey at 8 p.m. ET, with
Chicago at Los Angeles. And ESPN has basketball play-offs at 8:30, with Indiana
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE II: “Celebrity Wife Swap,” 8 p.m., ABC.
As an actress, Isabella Hoffman has been busy and
successful. She was the love interest in the four-season “Dear John”; she’s
been a regular on many shows -- a police captain in “Homicide,” a doctor in
“Providence,” a professor in “JAG” – and then became a busy guest star.
Her personal life has been more difficult, with the drug
problems of former boyfriend, Daniel Baldwin. Now she lives with their 17-year-old,
autistic son. In this rerun, she swaps homes with Jermaine Jackson’s wife;
she’s dazzled by the grand estate and the expanse of clothes, shoes and
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Da Vinci’s Demons,” 8 p.m. to
One of TV’s best dramas often goes unnoticed. You can catch
up with the four most-recent episodes tonight … or catch the full season at
noon next Saturday, leading to the 9 p.m. season-finale.
Tonight’s reruns starts with Leonardo da Vinci in South
America, where he feels the Vault of Heaven will have the answers to life. He’s
a captive alongside two friends and his enemy Rialto. Back in Italy, Prince
Lorenzo Medici is also a captive and Lucrezia (both men’s ex-lover) is
maneuvering. “Demons” mixes sharp dialog, epic visuals and stories that ripple
with imagination, sometimes nearing overkill.
Other choices include:
“Mike & Molly,” 8 p.m., CBS. After a terrific
season-opener, the show swerved in the wrong direction. Determined to write a
crime novel, Molly goes on a ride-along episode. This episode (and the
funeral-home one that followed) turned a good character into a dim-witted
“The Dirty Dozen” (1967), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. A
rousing tale – with prisoners becoming a World War II unit – became a
box-office hit, due to ideal timing. It had Lee Marvin, fresh from his Oscar, Jim
Brown, fresh from football retirement, John Cassavetes, Ernest Borgnine and
“Anna Nicole” (2013) and “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret”
(2013), 8 and 10 p.m., Lifetime. This network likes true-story movies about
women with tabloid-friendly lives.
“Bad Teacher,” 8:30
p.m., CBS. In this rerun, Meredith wants to date the rich father of one of her
students. Alas, the student refuses to give her permission.
“Orphan Black,” 9 p.m., BBC America. The clones have fresh
hope: Sarah may be able to follow clues to the roots of the experiment; Cosima
may have a way to treat her illness.
“In the Flesh,” 10 p.m., BBC America. Returning from the
grave, Freddie Preston hopes to win back his wife (formerly widow), who’s
living with another man.