TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Justified,” 10 p.m., FX.
Last week’s season-opener saw Boyd Crowder desperate to free
Ava. When a judge rejected his bribe, he beat him and left him for dead.
Now come the aftershocks, including the schemes of the
judge’s Russian wife. There’s more, including the return of someone who complicates
Raylan’s life … and adds fresh human elements to a great show.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 8:30 p.m., Fox.
When this show started, we saw the bet between Jake (Andy
Samberg) and Amy, over who would have the most felony arrests. Now comes the
pay-off, in a busy and clever episode with two more stories.
Boyle – often mocked by his colleagues – gets a medal of
valor, but must share the spotlight. And Holt accidentally complicates
Jefford’s life; skilled pros (Andre Braugher, Terry Crews) find some silly fun.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “American Experience,” 8-10 p.m., PBS
(check local listings).
At first glance, 1964 seemed like an extension of the ‘50s,
light-hearted and light-headed. “Beverly Hillbillies” led the TV ratings, with
Andy Griffith and “Petticoat Junction” nearby; musicals (“My Fair Lady,” “Mary
Poppins”) were big in theaters and the Beatles sang of holding hands.
Still, this became a pivotal year. It brought the “Freedom
Summer” in Mississippi, with waves of violence that led to the historic
civil-rights act. It brought feminism and the free-speech movement; it also
brought Barry Goldwater, young conservatives and a re-alignment of the parties.
This compelling film mixes historians and people whose own lives
quaked, 50 years ago
Other choices include:
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. The drone attack has left McGee
emotionally shaken. It has also yielded fresh information for tracking and Parsa.
“Pretty Little Liars,” 8 p.m., ABC Family. There might be
some key information, if the codes in A’s diary can be solved. Then again,
there might be things the friends would rather keep secret.
“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. A two-continent search
finds Granger (Miguel Ferrer) and Kensi in Afghanistan, helping with a case
involving Hawala, an ancient system of money transfer.
“Building Wild” debut, 9 p.m., National Geographic. Paul
DiMeo is a city guy who designed for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition;” Paul “Tuffy”
Bakaitis is a country guy who invents and improvises. Together, they build
rural retreats, often while sniping at each other. This one, a mountain-top
cabin, is a delight.
“Ravenswood,” 9 p.m., ABC Family. Caleb’s dad arrives to see
what he’s up to in Ravenswood. Also, the police descend on Luke and Olivia’s
“Chicago Fire,” 10 p.m., NBC. Denial and avoidance are big
here. Casey claims to be fine after his near-death experience; Shay keeps
eluding a lawyer who wants to discuss Daryl’s suicide.