TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Olympics, 8 p.m. to
midnight ET, NBC,
Back in 1996 in Atlanta, Kerri Strug
landed on a battered ankle, to cinch a victory. It was the first time
American women had won the team championship at the Olympics.
Since then, they've settled for a
bronze and two silvers. Tonight, it has a shot at another gold; also
tonight are finals in swimming and women's synchronized diving.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “NY Med,” 10
Two patients – a 4-year-old girl and
a 28-year-old mom – are warm, likable and near death. This reality
show captures moving moments, as they head into critical surgery.
We also meet two interesting women.
Valerie Simone, a former undocumented immigrant, is a doctor who's
been confused with the cleaning lady; Diana Costine is a nurse who
finds triumph at work and frustration with her romantic life.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “All the Right
Moves,” 9 p.m., Oxygen.
Nick Lazzarini was the first “So You
Think You Can Dance” champion; his friend, Travis Wall, was
runner-up in the second year, then became a brilliant choreographer.
They're immensely talented, but what's
next? This show sees them link with Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson
to create the Shaping Sound dance group. The reality portions are OK;
the dancing is superb.
Other choices include:
– Olympics, daytime. The U.S. men's
basketball team faces Tunisia at 5:15 pm. on the NBC Sport Network.
Other U.S. teams: Men's volleyball (11:45 a.m., Germany, NBC);
women's soccer (Pakistan, 12:15 p.m., NBC Sports Network); women's
field hockey (Argentina, 2 p.m., MSNBC) and men's water polo
(Romania, 2:30 p.m., NBC).
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. Ray Cruz
(Enrique Murciano) returns and Ziva re-considers her future. Also in
this rerun, the team ponders the death of a Navy officer and deals
with her overwrought husband.
– Movies, 8 p.m., cable. Here are two
classics, winners of Oscars for best picture – “The Godfather,
Part II” (1974) on AMC and“Forrest Gump” (1994) on Lifetime.
There's also the nimbly offbeat “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), a
best-picture Oscar nominee, on the Independent Film Channel.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. In a rerun of the season's second episode, Callen is despondent
after learning little about his past. Meanwhile, a computer genius
with a high security clearance has been kidnapped..
– “White Collar,” 9 p..m., USA. A
gorgeous widow will land a huge life-insurance payment – unless the
team can pin her for fraud.
– “Person of Interest,” 10 p.m.,
CBS. Usually, the machine offers one person who will be a victim or
perpetrator; in this one it offers four, stirring confusion.
– “Covert Affairs,” 10 p.m., USA.
After a break-in at a high-tech company, Annie seeks FBI help.