TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Bachelor Pad”
and “Castle,” 8 and 10 p.m., ABC.
OK, watching “Bachelor Pad” is
never a must. During the show, however, ABC will reveal the
contestants for the upcoming “Dancing With the Stars,” which
reclaims this time slot on Sept. 20.
And afterward, there's a key “Castle”
rerun. Searching for the killer of her old police partner, Beckett
heads to California. Castle comes with and visits the set of “Heat
Wave,” the movie based on his novel. Guest stars include Jason
George, D.B. Sweeney and (playing himself) Gene Simmons of Kiss.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “How I Met
Your Mother,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS.
Romance tends to be rocky on situation
comedies, as we see in these reruns.
First, Ted plans a romantic weekend
with Zoey, his former nemesis, Then things get complicated as
Valentine's Day nears; Barney prefers Valentine Eve, which he calls
“Desperation Day” for women.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Giuliani's
9/11” and “George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview,” 9 and 10 p.m.,
Imagine being in charge during a
crisis, amid lots of rumors and little information. That was the
situation a decade ago, after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Rudy Giuliani and his mayoral staff
found that cell phones weren't working; they scurried to find land
lines, then had to search for a way out of a building. George W. Bush
found a so-so phone connection aboard Air Force One. Both set up
press conferences to show the government was still in control.
Both documentaries link old footage
with fresh memories. The Giuliani one is much better, because so many
cameras were recording it all, but the Bush one (which debuted
Sunday) adds depth.
Other choices include:
– “Hell's Kitchen,” 8 and 9 p.m.,
Fox. Last week's episode reruns at 8 p.m., leaving six chefs at 9.
– “The Closer,” 8 and 9 p.m.,
TNT. First is a rerun of last week's strong episode, with the squad
racing to find a cop's kidnapped daughter. Then the investigation of
– “Eureka,” 8 p.m., Syfy. Here's
an extreme in employee-privacy issues: Before being chosen for the
space-flight crew, people have their memories scanned.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Charlie rarely paid any attention to Rose, when she was stalking
him. Now, in a funny rerun, he thinks she's married and he obsesses
– “HGTV Design Star,” 9 p.m.,
HGTV. The final four contestants appear on Nate Berkus' show. Also,
Berkus is a judge when they each have $2,500 to decorate a studio
– “The Lying Game,” 9 p.m., ABC
Family. When Sutton departed – asking the identical twin she'd just
met to impersonate her – viewers weren't sure they'd ever see her
again. Now, however, she finds a surprise in Los Angeles; back home,
Ethan – who figured out the twin switch – is invited to dinner.;
– “Hawaii Five-0,” 10 p.m., CBS.
In a rerun, Danny is exposed to a lethal neurological agent. It could
signal the start of a bio-chemical disaster.
– “Rizzoli & Isles,” 10 p.m.,
TNT. An old romantic interest of Maura – who has had many such
interests – returns, causing a riff between Maura and Jane.