TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Bruno Mars jumped into rare turf –
Justin Timberlake/Mick Jagger land – when he doubled as the host
and the music guest. He threw himself into it with his usual energy,
as we see in this rerun.
Mars sang his uptempo “Locked Out of
Heaven” and ballad “Young Wild Girs” … plus much more, in a
sketch that had him as a temp who must rescue a radio station by
singing every song. He leaped into other sketches, including one as
an angry woman on a Jerry Springer-type show.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Do No Harm”
finale, 10 p.m., NBC.
Doomed from the start, this modern-day
Jekyll-and-Hyde died instantly in the ratings. Still, NBC is
providing closure – letting the 13-episode run conclude on
Now Jason is ready for drastic brain
surgery that could eliminate his evil alter-ego Ian … unless others
manage to stop the operation. Also, his long-time medication leaves
him immune to normal anesthesia; he's put into a deep dream state
that reveals the childhood origins of Ian.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Argo”
(2012, HBO) and more movies, 8 p.m., cable.
“Argo” does it all – telling a
tense, real-life story, yet peppering it with neat moments of humor
and humanity. It tells – sometimes whimsically – of the effort to
use a fake movie to rescue Americans during the Iranian hostage
crisis. The result won Oscars for its script, its editing and best
If you don't get HBO, just cruise
cable. “Giant” (1956, Turner Classic Movies) won an Oscar for
director George Stevens and was nominated for nine more, including
best picture and stars James Dean and Rock Hudson. “Michael
Clayton” (2007, Sundance) is a smart drama that won one Oscar (for
Tilda Swinton in support) and was nominated for six more, including
best picture. For sheer fun, Disney has “The Princess and the Frog”
(2009); Syfy has “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Other choices include:
Football, 7 p.m. Fox and more. Expect
some wide-open offenses, with Oklahoma (ranked No. 16 in the ESPN
poll) hosting West Virginia. There's more on cable, including Texas
(ranked 15th) at Brigham Young, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and
Notre Dame (14) at Michigan (17), at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Earlier movies, cable. Here are two
bright, clever films – “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) at 7 and
9:30 p.m. on Oxygen and “Love Actually” (2003) at 7:30 p.m. on TV
\“American Ninja Warrior,” 8-10
p.m, NBC. This reruns Monday's episode, with finalists facing a
four-phase challenge in Las Vegas.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a
drone has struck a bomb-making spot in Afghanistan. One of the bodies
is a retired U.S. Marine; now the NCIS team must determine if he was
“The White Queen,” 9 p.m., Starz,
rerunning at 10 and 11. The previous episode, rerunning at 8 p.m.,
saw Warwick's attempted overthrow end in storm-tossed (literally)
disaster. Now King Edward IV and Elizabeth are back on top …
briefly. In another terrific episode, crises build quickly.
“Hell on Wheels,” 9 p.m., AMC.
Cullen is still in charge of the Union Pacific as it pushes westward.
But now Durant – disgraced, deposed, jailed – has filed an
injunction against the railway he once ran.
“Salt,” 10 p.m., FX. With slick
action and a powerhouse star (Angelina Jolie), this spy thriller is
great fun for a while … then throws in more twists than it needs.