TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Touch,” 8
Even when it's No. 1, Fox remembers its
old habits – fantasy, fun and treating Friday like a real day.
This fall, Fridays will have “Touch”
and the final 13 episodes of the terrific “Fringe.” Before that,
Fox throws in what it calls a “bonus” episode of “Touch”
Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) finds that
his car has mysteriously stopped in the town where he got his start
as a reporter. Now he suspects that his old mentor is up to something
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “Shark Tank”
season-opener, 8 p.m., ABC.
Lori Greiner, the inventor sometimes
called “queen of QVC,” will join the panel for many of this
season's episodes, including this opener. It includes an update on
the eyeglass holder she invested in.
Other pitches involve a belt buckle
that holds beverages, a ticketless coat check and ideas related to
body massage and to bed bugs. One idea ends up with five panelists
linking to become investors.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Boss,” 9
As this potent episode starts, Mayor
Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) is in control, rushing things before he
becomes crushed by guilt, hallucinations and a neurological disorder.
He's working with an out-of-state
contractor, even arresting his old cronies. He's backing Sajac, an
empty-suit candidate for governor, while his ex-aide (and Sajac's
ex-lover) backs the opposition.
Then things fall apart, with scenes of
immense impact. One involves the debate, another involves the
contractor … a third, involving a pothole, is Shakespearean in its
Other choices include:
– “Guys With Kids” and “Go On,”
8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC. The network has shifted its plans tonight, but
the idea – reruns of new comedies – remains. “Guys” has its
pilot film, with some big laughs near the end; “Go On” has its
second episode, with the group helping its therapist, who panics
– “Close Encounters of the Third
Kind” (1977), 8 p.m., AMC. A truly great movie returns, blending
the passions of an outer-space alien tale with the stunning visual
sense of director Steven Spielberg.
– “Great Performances at the Met,”
9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Richard Wagner's “Ring Cycle”
ends with emotions that are … well, operatic. Siegfried and
Brunnhilde (Hunter Morris and Deborah Voigt) have the ring. Then
greedy humans intervene, setting up the title: “Twilight of the
– “Grimm,” 9 p.m., NBC. Here's a
rerun of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's second episode as Nick's mom.
She has two fierce fight scenes – then leaves again.
– “Bones,” 9 p.m., Fox. Already a
suspect in two murders, Christopher Pelant seems linked to the
killing of Brennan's friend. Then this rerun has a twist:The evidence
point to Brennan herself.
--”CSI: NY,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a
rerun, a successful businessman often returned to the Brooklyn
housing project where he grew up. Now he's apparently been killed
– “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Danny probes the death of a big-money investor. Also in this rerun,
Danny's brother Jamie had an undercover assignment that went bad.
Their dad (Tom Selleck), the police commissioner, has puts him under
house arrest, to protect him from a Mob hit.