“Unlikely Animal Friends” season-opener, 10 p.m. ET, NatGeo Wild.
Mr. G, a goat, was
getting an upgrade, moving from a dirt lot to an animal refuge.
Still, he fell into a deep despondency; desperately, people fetched
his old dirt-lot buddy Jellybean, a 1,000-pound donkey. The two
resumed their friendship ... and have topped six-million YouTube
That's one of many
delightful stories tonight. A two-legged chihuaha frolics with a
chicken. A wallaby shares a zookeeper's apartment. A cat joins its
man in rigorous mountain-climbing. And a 100-pound dog patiently
tolerates a squirrel who zips around him ... and sometimes hides nuts
inside his hair.
“Amazing Race” and more, 8-11 p.m., CBS.
After being boosted
by a post-“Survivor” debut Wednesday, “Race” settles into its
regular slot. The duos – some dating, some strangers linked via
“blind dates” -- continue their five-continent rush.
That gives CBS a
strong night, when you add in its solid Friday cop shows. At 9 p.m.,
“Hawaii Five-0” has McGarrett and Danny working on their
relationship during a stakeout; guest stars include Cloris Leachman
and Jon Lovitz. At 10, “Blue Bloods” has a rerun, with Danny and
Erin arguing over an old case revived; their brother Jamie faces the
wrath of his fellow street cops.
ALTERNATIVE: “12 Monkeys,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Already a terrific
show, “Monkeys” has one of its best and most pivotal episodes.
time-traveler, may know the starting point of the plague that will
wipe out most of the world. To get him there, Cassie's boyfriend (a
Senate aide) must steal key info. Then events unfold powerfully.
marathon, NatGeo Wild. “Cesar 911” starts its season at 9 p.m.
ET, surrounded by reruns at 7, 9 and 10 p.m. Earlier, Millan's “Love
My Pit Bull” is at 1 p.m. ET, followed by his Las Vegas stage show
at 2; his old “Dog Whisperer” series continues reruns at 7 a.m.
and 4 p.m. ET weekdays.
“The Night Shift,”
8 p.m., NBC. Here's a quick rerun of Monday's opener. TC has been
suspended, but still ends up on a tense medical case with his
ex-girflfriend Jordan and her new boyfriend Scott.
“Glee,” 9 p.m.,
Fox. The club's first public performance may not be an ideal venue.
It's the bar mitzvah of a high-strung and demanding kid.
Performances,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). This concert
offers tunes from Italian movies. Many of them, alas, are
unimpressive on their own; still, two of them are given an awesome
confluence of talent: Renee Fleming (looking Oscar-ready in gold and
then in blazing blue) joins two talented Joshes (Groban and Bell) and
the New York Philharmonic, for some splendid moments.
p.m., Cinemax. Some “Banshee” episodes are brilliantly written;
others merely glue together a string of brutal fight scenes. This is
the latter, as the sheriff chases a near-invincible killer to
Lousiana. The mega-gruesome result assumes a French Quarter with few
people and zero police.
WE; reruns at 11:58. Two people tell (in TV-safe phrases) something
unsatisfying about their sex lives. Three “experts” -- profoundly
unlikable people, mostly – comment. Then the two go into a box and
emerge saying they've just had better sex. In most ways, this is a
truly awful show.
“Vice,” 11 p.m.,
HBO. Using bold methods – even employing the AIDS virus – test
cases have fought cancer successfully, this report says. It visits
test patients in Philadelphia and Rochester, Minn.