TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Grey's Anatomy,”
9 p.m., ABC.
The doctors face their usual,
soap-style woes: Arizona returns, getting a cold reception from
ex-lover Callie. Teddy marries a stranger who needs health insurance,
drawing grumbles from ex-lover Owen.
Then everything changes, with a
shooting spree on a nearby college. Cristina – still shattered by
the hospital shooting – is on-campus at the time, shattered by
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The Facebook
Obsession,” 9 p.m., CNBC; reruns at 10.
Facebook keeps dominating attention.
There's the superb “Social Network” movie … and Time magazine's
“Person of the Year” look at founder Mark Zuckerberg … and this
Lester Holt touches briefly on one
controversy – we meet the twins who got a $65 million settlement
after accusing Zuckerberg of stealing ideas – and spends more time
on privacy issues. He meets a teacher who lost her job after she
spewed about students, thinking only her friends would read it.
Mostly, however, he views success –
including the young guy who took a leave from Facebook to get Barack
Obama elected president. It's an interesting hour.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “The Big Bang
Theory” (CBS) or “Community” (NBC), both 8 p.m.
For the second straight week, TV's best
comedy (“Big Bang”) collides with a rerun of one of the cleverest
“Community” episodes. This is a tough slot – and gets tougher
soon, with “American Idol.”
On “Big Bang,” Leonard has an idea
for a new phone application. When Sheldon tries to take control of
it, their fragile friendship crumbles.
On “Community,” Annie's pen is
missing. The gang agrees to a lockdown, while Jeff (a former lawyer)
tries to learn who's responsible. The final explanation is a stretch,
but it's also very funny.
Other choices include:
– “Jersey Shore,” 9 a.m. to
midnight, MTV. Logically enough, “Jersey Shore” returns to the
shore of New Jersey. That's in the season-opener at 10 p.m.
(rerunning at 11), with Deena replacing Angelina. First, the entire
Miami season re-runs, starting at 9 a.m.
– “Sarah Palin's Alaska,” 7 p.m.
to 3 a.m., TLC. Four of the episodes rerun from 7-11 p.m., then (in
a different order) run yet again. That includes a grumpy Kate
Gosselin, at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
– “Wipeout,” 8 p.m., ABC. In the
goofy, giddy summer, this show is a hit; now ABC tries a winter
edition. There are new devices – snowplow sweeper, snow-tivator –
but the concept remains. Contestants go through a battering maze,
while John Henson adds quips; one emerges with $50,000.
– “The Office,” 9, 10 and 10:30
p.m., NBC. The first rerun has Erin inviting everyone to a party to
view “Glee.” The second has Michael admitting he can't keep a
promise he made 10 years ago; the third has Andy hoping to make a big
Secretary's Day impression on Erin.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. A photo of a murdered call girl shows up on the Internet
before the body is found.
– “The Mentalist,” 10 p.m., CBS.
A slain woman had ties to a mixed-martial-arts fighter.
– “Private Practice,” 10:01 p.m.,
ABC. Addison's mom (JoBeth Williams) is back, wanting help for her
dying partner – even if that means bringing in Dr. Rodriguez
(Cristian de la Fuente).