TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “The Good Wife,”
10 p.m., CBS.
This show has had fun with a romantic
mismatch – Diane (Christine Baranski), the liberal lawyer, and Kurt
(Gary Cole), the conservative gun expert. Now she defends him in
Meanwhile, America Ferrera (“Ugly
Betty”) plays the illegal-immigrant nanny of political candidate
Wendy Scott-Carr. Jerry Stiller plays a judge who doses during a
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “The Real
Housewives of Miami” debut, 10 p.m., Bravo.
Adriana DeMoura-Sidl tells friends she
was naked when she got the news. Fresh from the shower, she grabbed
the phone because it was from an area code in Brazil, where her
husband was doing business.
The caller was his other wife, whom she
didn't know about. Her life has been a soap opera ever since.
She's one of six women in a reality
show that's strong on basketball – it includes Scottie Pippin's
wife and Glen Rice's ex-wife – and ethnic zest. Larsa Pippen is
Lebanese and Syrian, but people make other assumptions and talk
Spanish to her; that's all part of the colorful Miami world.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Independent
Lens,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Born into the Burroughs adding-machine
fortune, William S. Burroughs careened through life.
A gun buff, he killed his wife by
accident while trying a William Tell stunt. His son, an emerging
author, died at 33 of alcohol addiction. His own 83 years were
stuffed with addictions.
They were also filled with admirers.
Burroughs created many phrases – heavy metal, blade runner, Steely
Dan – and rejected one. A homosexual, he said: “I have never been
gay a day in my life.”
This rich-and-solemn life is skillfully
detailed by filmmaker Yony Keyser and other Burroughs fans.
Other choices include:
– “Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox. Principal
Figgins has given the students a memorable lesson about underage
drinking. We see that right-age drinking is a problem, too, after
Will and Coach Beiste binge.
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS.
Pickpockets should be careful what they steal: Tonight, one grabs a
purse that has the fingertips and teeth of a murdered Marine.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Deeks, the cop, is shot during a convenience-store robbery.
– “Raising Hope,” 9:01 p.m., Fox.
Jealousies soar between Virginia and her cousin (Amy Sedaris). There
are funny moments, but the story is way too dependent on Alzheimer's
disease for its humor.
– “Traffic Light,” 9:30 p.m.,
Fox. Adam botches an apology with his girlfriend; Mike warily follows
his wife's advice and has lunch with a sexy colleague. Things go awry
in quietly clever ways.
– “Parenthood,” 10 p.m., NBC.
Last week, after a rift with his detail-oriented fiancee, Crosby had
a fling with Max's sweet-natured teacher. Tonight, we see the
– “Lights Out,” 10 p.m., FX.
Here's a key episodes in this tough and well-crafted show. Hiding his
medical woes, the ex-champ returns to boxing, facing a brutal
– “What Would You Do?” 10:01
p.m., ABC. This interesting social experiment – usually confined to
Fridays – borrows this slot and uses ideas from viewers. One sees
if anyone will intervene when a teen couple argues about abortion.
Others include harassment of a dwarf, a disabled person and a