TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “10 Things I Hate
About You” return, 8 p.m., ABC Family, repeats at 8:30.
Sharply written and perfectly cast,
this comedy-drama was adapted from a movie that was loosely based on
Shakespeare's “Taming of the Shrew.”
We're in high school, where the
Stratford sisters are opposites: Bianca wants to be pretty and
popular; Kat (the splendid Lindsey Shaw) resists rules and fashion.
Their dad (Larry Miller) is in the middle.
Kat fell for a handsome biker (Ethan
Peck, Gregory's grandson) and they had a two-person walk-out. Now
she's suspended for a day … and sneaking back into school to take a
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The Big Bang
Theory,” 9:30 p.m., CBS.
This rerun includes the season's single
best comedy scene.
After falling in the shower and
injuring her arm, Penny needs the prickly Sheldon. He drives her to
the hospital and fills out the form – pausing to lecture her on the
importance of adhesive ducks in the tub.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Saving Grace”
return, 10 p.m., TNT.
Brilliantly played by Holly Hunter,
Grace is one of TV's best-drawn characters. She's an Oklahoma cop –
angry, alcoholic, sexy and damaged. Few people know about Earl, her
Now that secret has been revealed; she
doesn't handle it well.
There are other issues, including Ham
dating his brother's widow. A police case (a fatal dog attack) is
disposed of quickly, which tends to be this show's one fault. Still,
that gives more time for a passionate portrayal of a great character
Other choices include:
– “Dancing With the Stars,”
8-10:02 p.m., ABC. Last week, we met the 11 duos. Tonight, they start
competing and viewers vote; the first elimination will be Tuesday.
– “Rules of Engagement,” 8:30
p.m., CBS. This is the only exception to an all-rerun night for CBS.
Jeff reluctantly goes to couples therapy; Russell has a crush on the
fiance of his mistreated aide Timmy.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Last week, Charlie blew his chances with Chelsea, by sleeping
with her friend Gail (Tricia Helfer of “Battlestar Galactica”).
Here's the episode in which he met Gail.
– “24,” 9 p.m., Fox. The visiting
president's daughter (played by Nazneen Contractor, who is also
Timmy's fiance on “Rules”) was only slightly bruised by the
fierce car explosion. Now the bad guys prepare an attack – secretly
aided by Dana (Katee Sackhoff, also of “Battlestar”) inside the
– “Greek” season-finale, 10 p.m.,
ABC Family. In a fairly good episode, a spring-break celebration
comes just as Casey faces a huge decision about life, law school and
– “Nurse Jackie,” 10 p.m.,
Showtime. In a strong episode, Jackie tries to help a drunken doctor,
while battling an arrogant one. Also, her ex-lover is secretly
befriending her husband.
– “Castle,” 10:02 p.m., ABC. Kate
may have survived the explosion in her apartment building. (That
happens a lot on TV.) Now she and a sharp FBI agent (Dana Delany)
search for the bomber.
– “United States of Tara,” 10:30
p.m., Showtime. For months, Tara avoided her alternate personalities.
Now, in a fairly good episode, she tries to hide the fact that one of
them – a womanizing guy – is back.