TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Zero Hour”
finale, 8-10 p.m., ABC.
This show arrived in February with all
the advantages – a top star (Anthony Edwards), a sprawling story
and a lush, global feel. It was pulled after three weeks, then exiled
Now the 13-week run concludes, with the
future of the world at stake. Hank (Edwards) heads to Tajikistan with
an FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), plus Father Mickle (Charles Dutton) and
the Shepherds. They eventually find New Jerusalem, as they search for
Rachael and try to stop “Mother” (Amy Irving), before she ends
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Anne Hathaway hosted this rerun in the
same way she co-hosted the Oscars – frantically, frenetically, with
some dandy moments.
The show starts slowly – Mitt Romney
and his interchangeable sons mourn the election loss, then the whole
cast does a song from Hathaway's “Les Miserables.” It gets much
better, including a great sketch with Hathaway as a clearly daft
Carrie in “Homeland”; Rihanna is the music guest.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: David Lean
films, 4:30 and 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies.
Lean was the master of the epic,
skillfully putting human drama inside sprawling stories.
First is “Doctor Zhivago” (1962),
nestling romance amid the Russian revolution, Then is “Lawrence of
Arabia” (1965), with Peter O'Toole in a true-life desert adventure.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE II: “Cedar
Cove,” 8 p.m., Hallmark.
The first couple episodes of this
small-town drama were fairly warm and interesting; they were also a
tad old, centering on Olivia (Andie MacDowell) the judge and Jack
(Dylan Neal) the newspaper editor.
Now the show gets younger: Jack's son
drifts into town; Olivia's daughter tries a long-distance romance.
There's also a story for Olivia's mom, in an hour that's moderately
Other choices include:
– Soccer, 8 p.m. ET, Fox. This is the
year when hockey found modest TV success, so maybe soccer is next.
Here's an International Champions Cup semi-final game, from Dodger
Stadium in Los Angeles.
– More sports, 8 and 9 p.m. ET.
Mostly, it's people hitting each other – Ultimate Fighting
Championship at 8 p.m. on FX and Wrestlemania at 9 p.m. on NBC. Also,
ESPN has NASCAR at 8.
– “The Mentalist,” 8 p.m., CBS. A
kidnapping may have been a case of mistaken identity. Meanwhile,
Patrick Jane continues to search for Lorelei.
– “Sex and the City” (2008), 9 p.m., Bravo. The former HBO
series became a box-office hit, scoring big with women. Also with
female appeal is Tyler Perry's “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”
(2005, 8 p.m., BET); Kim Elise is terrific as someone whose husband
may be planning to divorce.
– “Do No Harm,” 10 p.m., NBC. Both personalities in Jason's
body face trouble. Jason is grabbed by gang members who want an enemy
killed; Ian may be kidnapped so Ruben can sample his spinal fluid.
– “Being Human,” 10 p.m., BBC
America. Rook must temporarily room with Bobby, a dim-witted
werewolf. Then Rook is persuaded to unleash Bobby, as part of the
effort to destroy all supernaturals.