“The Whispers,” 8 p.m., ABC.
In a comfy
Washington, D.C., suburb, creepy things are happening. Kids take
lethal instructions from a disembodied voice. A ragged man has no
memory. And the FBI's child specialist, recently widowed, will soon
get jolting news that may affect both of those.
That happened in the
show's compelling opener. Before the second episode airs (10 p.m.
Monday), catch this rerun; since it's a Steven Spielberg production,
it's smart and sharply filmed.
“Jessie,” 8 p.m., Disney Channel, rerunning at 11:05.
This comedy usually
stays in New York Citym where, Jessie (Debby Ryan), a transplanted
Texan, is the nanny for four rich kids. Now, however, a three-part
story takes them on a cruise.
(which reruns at 11:30 a.m. today) saw them rescue a girl who was
stranded at sea. Tonight, they're on an Italian island, where Jessie
is told her necklace is cursed, dooming her love life.
Then all three
episodes will air together, from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.
ALTERNATIVE: “Power” season-opener, 9 p.m., Starz, rerunning at
10:05 and 11:10.
Sleek and sexy, this
hour is powered by a web of secrets. Tommy is out to kill an
assistant district attorney ... unaware she's the mistress of James,
his drug-kingpin partner. James doesn't know she's a prosecutor; she
doesn't know he's the mysterious “Ghost” she's hoping to convict.
There's much more –
a shooting at the guys' nightclub left Holly (Tommy's girlfriend)
near death ... James' wife has doubts and plans ... and his mentor
(Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) is out of prison. It's all tough,
solid and – with the exception of Jackson's inept acting –
Hockey, 7 p.m. ET,
NBC. It's Chicago at Tampa Bay, in the second game of the Stanley Cup
“Blue Bloods,” 8
p.m., CBS. In a rerun, Jamie agrees to ride with a cop, after she's
ostracized by others for testifying against her partner.
(1993), 8 p.m., USA, Syfy AND Bravo. With the fourth “Jurrasic”
film ready to open Friday, the people at Universal seem obsessed with
having us re-see the original. It aired on NBC on Friday and now
moves to three other Universal-owned channels. That's OK, because it
has a great director (Steven Spielberg) and a smart script ... with
one exception: The owner boasts that no expense was spared in
creating the dinosaur park, yet the computer contract simply went to
the lowest bidder.
“100 Things to Do
Before High School” debut, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon. CJ is optimistic
about high school until she suddenly hears bad things. Now she and
two guys decide they must quickly do things before their cheery,
8th-grade time is done. In the opener, they tackle their
“In an Instant,”
9-11 p.m., ABC. Through first-person accounts and re-enactments, we
get the compelling story of a woman who was beaten by her husband and
left for dead in a storage locker.
9 p.m., CBS. On Halloween – yes, this is a rerun – the team
searches for someone who's copying murders ronm slasher films.
Live,” 11:30 p.m., NBC. This rerun is hosted by Chris Pratt ...
who, as luck would have it, stars in the new “Jurassic” film.
Ariana Grande is the music guest.