Gymnastics, 9-11 p.m., NBC.
Every four years,
Americans re-discover their interest in women's gymnastics. This is
one of those years, with the Olympics coming up, Aug. 5-21.
In 2012, the U.S.
women won three gold medals -- for team overall, individual overall
(Gabrielle Douglas) and floor (Aly Raisman). Now Douglas, 20,
Raisman, 21, and others compete for the five spots on the Olympic
team. NBC has them tonight; the finals are Saturday (men) and Sunday (women).
“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
This is a Tom
Selleck rerun night. There are five of his terrific Jesse Stone
movies on cable, plus this solid series in which he's Frank Reagan,
New York's police commissioner.
Tonight, the focus
is on Frank's kids. Erin, an assistant district, takes over a case
and must find a witness, aided by the department's investigator
(Steve Schirripa of “The Sopranos”). Jamie, a street cop, and his
police partner (played by actors who are 37 and 35) go undercover as
an elderly couple.
“Adventures in Babysitting,” 8 p.m., Disney.
This is the
channel's 100th original movie, going back to the lovely
little “Tiger Town” in 1983. For a while, some involved serious
issues, including racism; lately, the focus has been on teen fun.
That has included some vibrant musicals, plus comedies like this one,
which remakes a 1987 hit.
This time, there are
two babysitters, one diligent and one not. When the latter (Sofia
Carson of “Descendants”) bungles her first job, the other
(Sabrina Carpenter of “Girl Meets World”) must help. That means
taking all of the kids on a big-city adventure.
marathon, 1-11 p.m., Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Slow and
somber, the Stone movies are also beautifully crafted. Most are
directed by Robert Harmon; all star Selleck as a former big-city cop,
now a small-town police chief. The final four Stone films for CBS
(2009-12) are at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m., followed by “Lost in Paradise”
(2015), the first Hallmark one, at 9 p.m.
p.m., Fox. This reruns the episode that introduced Joy Bryant
(“Parenthood”) as Dr. Rosewood's cardiologist and potential love
interest. Meanwhile, Villa need a new police partner.
Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS. This rerun catchs a key time for Kensi
(Daniela Rush) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen). Just as they
announce that they're moving in together, they're assigned to guard
her ex-fiance, who has an Afghanistan-contact list that people are
willing to kill for.
9 p.m., CBS. In this rerun, a promising young boxer has been killed.
The prime suspect is the outspoken champion.
Masters,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). This reruns a profile
of Jimi Hendrix, the former paratrooper who mastered the electric
guitar and wowed audiences at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals,
then died at 27.
p.m. to midnight, Opran Winfrey Network. Here's a second chance to
see the first three episodes of this well-made drama, eyeing an
extended (and wobbly) family and the big church it runs.
ALSO: Today, Netflix
releases “The Fundamentals of Caring” (an indie film starring
Paul Rudd) and more episodes of the “Dragons: Race to the Edge”
series. Also available this week: On Acorn, “Raised by Wolves,” a
brash and sometimes funny British comedy; on Crackle, “Dead Rising:
Endgame,” virtually non-stop action, as Jesse Metcalfe splatters
zombies while trying to save the world.