TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Parks and
Recreation,” 8:30 and 9 p.m., NBC.
This show loves surprises – even
surprise weddings. Two years ago, Andy and April suddenly married;
last week, Ben (Adam Scott) proposed that he and Leslie (Amy Poehler)
marry at an annual fund-raiser.
Now comes the scramble to make it
happen in two hours. They have no ring, cake, minister or marriage
license. Another episode follows, with Leslie panicking when someone
swipes her speech.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Zero Hour,” 8
Last week's opener launched a tale that
is far-fetched, but ambitious and (at times) compelling. Linking with
an FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank (Anthony Edwards) sought clues
about his kidnapped wife.
That took him to the Arctic Circle –
and to a corpse that looks like him. Tonight, he has a perilous
encounter with the kidnapper; he also seeks clues in India, while two
reporters dig through a journal.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Glory
Hounds,” 8-10 p.m., Animal Planet.
Stick with this documentary. After
starting slowly, it offers rich waves of emotion.
Camera crews were embedded into units
that use dogs to sniff out explosive devices in Afghanistan. Viewers
will have a quick affection for two soldiers with newborn babies back
home, and for Len Anderson, who could have stayed in safety as a
These stories involve heroics for
soldiers, dogs and one of the cameramen, an ex-Marine. “Glory
Hounds” is a self-contained movie, with a so-so beginning and a
Other choices include:
– “Community,” 8 p.m., NBC.
Everyone heads to a science fiction convention, in an
erratic-but-funny episode. Even skeptics are involved: Pierce (Chevy
Chase) is in a focus group; Jeff (Joel McHale) is mistaken for a star
and attracts an admirer (Tricia Helfer, the “Battlestar Galactica”
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Last week's terrific episode brought some home for Raj's vacant
love life; he met a quirky sort (Kate Micucci of “Raising Hope”)
at the comic-book store and went to coffee with her. Tonight, alas,
things go badly and he vows to never leave his apartment.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 8:31
p.m., CBS. At a singles mixer for wealthy people, Walden (Ashton
Kutcher) meets a logical match – his ex-wife Bridget (Judy Greer).
– “Grey's Anatomy,”9 p.m., ABC.
Reports of the financial crisis are spreading. Interns fret about
their jobs, Catherine (Debbie Allen) urges Jackson to move to Boston
and doctors try to lure a new investor.
– “Suits” season-finale, 10 p.m.,
USA. The firm might merge, but Mike has another problem: Rachel wants
him to sign a letter to Harvard; that might expose the fact that he
fakes being a Harvard grad.
– “Scandal,” 10:02 p.m., ABC. A
promising politician (Eric Mabius of “Ugly Betty”) hires the firm
for some high-powered matchmaking. Also, the president isn't sure
whom to trust in a kidnapping crisis.
– “Upload With Shaquille O'Neal,”
10:30 p.m., Tru TV. This is mostly a way to show funny video clips;
the fun comes from the comments of O'Neal and friends. One dandy
moment has grown-ups (dancing to electronic music) looking truly odd
and a kid (who happens to be black) looking dumbfounded. Shaq's
comment:”You never forget the first time you see white people.”