TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “White Collar,”
9 p.m., USA.
The two-part season-opener is done now
and life is back to normal – almost.
Neal, the scam artist, is working in
the FBI office again, confined by an ankle bracelet. But Peter –
who defied orders to rescue him – is consigned to dreary duty
handling evidence in storage.
Somehow, they still manage to link on a
case, in a typically bright, clever episode.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “NY Med,” 10
Beautifully crafted by ABC News, this
is a reality show that feels real. It stirs emotion without being
maudlin; and occasioally, it just has fun.
We see the emotion tonight with Lyndsey
McLaughlin – 26, bright, likable and dying of cystic fibrosis if
she doesn't get a transplant. We see it when staffers deal with the
death of a familiar patient.
And the fun? Marina Dedivanovic –
usually a dead-serious nurse – has a Miami tryst with her
boyfriend. It turns out that she looks great in party dresses and
even better in a golden bikini.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “American
Gypsies,” 9 p.m., National Geographic.
In late week's opener, we met Bobby
Johns, ignoring some of the rules of the Roma (or Gypsy) culture.
Kids are home-schooled and avoid outside contact, but he let his teen
daughters take acting class.
Tonight, he finds some joy (his son has
his first business and first child) and despair. Bobby and his wife
are separated; the girls thoroughly botch an audition.
Other choices include:
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. A couple
of classic-TV stars link, when colleagues finally meet the girlfriend
of Ducky (David McCallum of “Man From UNCLE”); she's played by
Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie's Angels”). Meanwhile, the case involves a
Navy lieutenant who died of over-hydration.
– “The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC.
After finding a four-leaf clover, Brick manages to have nothing but
bad luck. Meanwhile, both his siblings have prom complications.
– “Last Man Standing,” 8:30 p.m.,
ABC. After a long break, this returns for reruns. Mandy is dating an
animal-rights supporter; her dad, a hunter, is not pleased.
– “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. This rerun is the second half of the story that found NCIS agent
Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) as a murder suspect. A meeting with her
sniper unit turns deadly.
– “Trust Us With Your Life,” 9
and 9:30 p.m., ABC. Improvisational comedians riff on the lives of
Jerry Springer (the politician-turned-talk-host) and then Florence
– “The Godfather Legacy,” 9-11
p.m., History. The impact of a great movie series is discussed by its
director, Francis Ford Coppola, and stars, including Al Pacino and
– “Person of Interest,” 10 p.m.,
CBS. This show will do double duty for a while, with reruns on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tonight, the machine identifies Det. Carter
(Taraji Henson) as a potential victim or perpetrator; now Reese and
Finch must help her without being noticed.
– “Love in the Wild” finale, 10
p.m., NBC. With the Olympics starting in three days, NBC is wrapping
things up. Tonight, the winning couple gets a romantic,