TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: Basketball, 6:09 p.m. and about 8:45
p.m. ET, TBS.
The final four gather in Texas, with the winners colliding
Monday on CBS for the NCAA championship.
First, Florida – the only one of the four top-seeded teams
to survive – faces Connecticut. Then it’s Wisconsin and Kentucky.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Agents of SHIELD,” 8 p.m., ABC.
This above-average show sometimes gets overlooked in its
crowded Tuesday slot. Here’s a chance to catch a rerun on a night when the
competition (basketball excluded) is quite flimsy.
Chasing the elusive Clairvoyant, the team works with agent
John Garrett (Bill Paxton). Other guest stars include Brad Douriff and Saffron
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVES: “Titanic” (1997) and other movies, all
Think of this as a night to journey through the life and
career of writer-director James Cameron.
From 7-11 p.m., Oxygen has his biggest success; wrapped an
intimate love story inside a sprawling disaster film, “Titanic” won 11 Oscars,
including best picture. At 8, IFC has his “Aliens” (1986), which offered an
earlier peak at Cameron’s ability to mix strong emotions with whiz-ban action.
And from 9 p.m. to midnight, Sundance has “The Hurt Locker” (2008); directed by
Kathryn Bigelow (Cameron’s ex-wife), it topped his “Avatar” for best picture
and best director.
Other choices include:
“Almost Human,” 8 p.m., Fox. In a rerun, someone seems to be
copying the long-ago crimes of a man Kennix’s father sent to jail. Now modern
technology can view an old case.
“Person of Interest,” 8 p.m., CBS. Trying to protect a tech
billionaire in this rerun, Reese and Finch face a fresh problem: With his
resources, it will be hard to keep their identities secret.
“Criminal Minds,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun of the show’s
Halloween-eve episode, Garcia plans a Day of the Dead party, while others probe
murders by someone who may have obsessed on the Salem witch trial.
“The Following,” 9 p.m., Fox. This rerun has Ryan unsure if
a mass murder was done by Joe Carroll’s people or by someone else.
“Da Vinci’s Demons,” 9 p.m., Starz. Last week’s terrific
episode (rerunning at 8 p.m.) saw Leonardo da Vinci save Florence and the
prince. Now he’ll start his South American mission – IF he can steal a ship and
catch up with the evil Count Riario. Also in this strong hour, we learn key
things about the lineage of two powerful women – the regal Lucrezia and the
“Ripper Street,” 9-10:15 p.m., BBC America. The first half
of the season-finale finds Captain Homer Jackson’s brother arriving with a
huge, uncut diamond. Soon, that’s at the core of stories involving a scam
artist, a corrupt cop and more.
“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Recent weeks have
been erratic for “SNL” – weak “Update,” some so-so sketches and some (with
Louis CK and Lena Dunham) that were truly brilliant. Now Anna Kendrick is host,
with Pharell as music guest; also, a rerun is at 10 p.m.