TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “The Blacklist,”
10 p.m., NBC.
The last few reruns have shown
viewers what Liz doesn’t realize: Her husband wasn’t framed; he really is a foreign
spy, deeply planted. Tonight, she has a shot at finding out.
That part of this rerun is tense and
taut and well-crafted. The main story – centering on a young computer hacker –
is lame, but the secondary one will keep us watching.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Agents of
SHIELD,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC.
After loaning its Tuesday slot to
summer reality shows, “SHIELD” has been scarce lately. It will be back in the
fall, though, and here are a pair of reruns.
The first rerun sees the team on
what may be a death-bound train, searching for the Clairvoyant. The second has
Coulson racing to rescue Skye. Guest spots? The first has a brief role for Stan
Lee, 91, creator of top Marvel characters; the second has a larger one for Bill
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Shark films, 5
p.m. to 5 a.m., Syfy.
We’re only four days from “Sharknado
2: The Second One,” which is weird and goofy and sometimes fun. To get us in
the mood, here’s a six-film marathon.
First, we see Mega Shark fight
“Giant Octopus” (2009) at 5 p.m., “Crocosaurus” (2011) at 7 p.m. and a robotic
government creation in the new “Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark” at 9. There’s more
-- “2 Headed Shark Attack” (2012) at 11 p.m., “Malibu Shark Attack” (2009) at 1
a.m. and “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” (2012) at 3.
Other choices include:
“48 Hours,” 8 and 10 p.m., CBS. In a change, there are two
episodes – the first one new, the second one not – sandwiching the comedies.
“Cedar Cove,” 8 p.m., Hallmark. Last week’s season-opener
saw Eric’s girlfriend rushed to the hospital with pregnancy complications.
Tonight, Jack and Olivia react to an adoption plan; also, Maryellen tries to
clear John, but finds herself in a criminal’s scheme.
“Bad Teacher,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. Meredith figures she
can save face by slyly attaching her 30th-birthday to someone else’s
party; the tough part is keeping the rich people from her old life away from
the teachers in her new one. In the second, there are complications from her
ex-husband (Steven Weber) and Principal Carl’s ex-wife (Niecy Nash).
“Power,” 9 p.m., Starz. Setting up next week’s
season-finale, we learn who’s been ordering the attacks.
“Almost Royal,” 10 and 10:30 p.m., BBC America. First, these
siblings (royal and fictional) visit Nashville, where Poppy again feels she’ll
find stardom. Then a rerun sees them in Washington, D.C.
“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Andrew Garfield
hosts this rerun, with music by Coldplay.