TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 8 and 8:30 p.m.,
Summertime Saturdays are piled high with reruns. Fortunately,
Fox has some good ones; “Brooklyn” – the Golden Globe-winner for best comedy –
has one rerun on Tuesdays, two on Saturdays.
Tonight’s first has a veteran cop take credit for arrests. (He’s
played by Dean Winters, who’s had great cop roles, from “Rescue Me” to “Law
& Order: Special Victims Unit” … but is better known as Mayhem in insurance
commercials.) The second sees Halloween bring a flurry of undercover disguises.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Unforgettable,” 8 p.m., CBS.
Once cancelled by CBS, this show has become a key part of
the network’s summer strategy. New episodes get good ratings at 9 p.m. Sundays;
now there’s also this Saturday rerun.
It’s the season’s second episode, which showed up on the
busy 4th-of-July weekend. Carrie and Al (Poppy Montgomery and Dylan
Walsh) must figure out how a boxer was beaten to death, apparently without
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Outlander” debut, 9 p.m., Starz,
repeating at 10:10 and 11:20.
Fuelled by all the right things – best-selling novels, an
exotic plot, lush production values and a respected producer – this should be
terrific. Surprisingly, it’s often limp and sleepy.
When Ronald Moore re-crafted “Battlestar Galactica,” he
injected instant visual and emotional energy; his “Outlander” production has
none of that. We meet a World War II combat nurse who suddenly finds herself in
1743, amid Scottish warriors. The 20th-century scenes, alas, are
British-drab; the Highland transformation does little to snap our attention.
Maybe this will get better; maybe not.
Other choices include:
“Agents of SHIELD,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, agents Garrett
and Triplett (Bill Paxton and B.J. Britt) help the team chase the Clairvoyant …
and face the possibility that Deathlok will destroy them all.
“Cedar Cove,” 8 p.m., Hallmark. Olivia finds the past
causing troubles everywhere. Her daughter meets a troubled war veteran; her
friend Grace learns her ex-husband lied during the divorce. Meanwhile, Jack’s
son ponders one job offer from his dad and another from a shady developer.
“Gang Related,” 9 p.m., Fox. With the finale coming
Thursday, here’s a second chance to see the episode that sets it up. Ryan (the
cop) wants his mentor Javier (the gang leader) to make a deal with the district
attorney. Meanwhile, both men find their secrets are being uncovered.
“Hell on Wheels,” 9 p.m., AMC. Cullen plans to challenge the
Swede and escape from the fort. Meanwhile, a new foe arrives in Cheyenne.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. This
rerun finds a college football recruit in jail. Police soon suspect that an
elaborate hazing scheme went wrong.
“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Edward Norton hosts
this rerun; Janelle Monae is music guest.