TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Rizzoli &
Isles,” 10 p.m., TNT.
This show usually gets its fun by
bumping together the opposites: Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is
blue-collar, macho, given to action; Isles (Sasha Alexandder) is
frilly, flirty, given to big words.
Now comes a variation, as Isles falls
in lust for Rizzoli's muscular cousin. Their date and the end of the
romance are so-so, but the other scenes are great. Rizzoli's
self-pitying mom adds to the brew.
Yes, there's also a murder case. It;s
too brutal in the opening scenes, then solid.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The
Bachelorette,” 8-10 p.m., ABC.
This is the week when each of the three
finalists could get invited to an overnight stay in the “fantasy
suite.” We're betting they'll say yes.
First, Ashley Hebert takes each on a
grand Fiji day. There's a yacht and snorkeling with Ben, a helicopter
to a lagoon and waterfall with Constantine, a seaplane ride to a
white-sand island with J.P.
It's all serene enough – except
Constantine has some startling news and one of the past guys returns.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Eureka,” 8
Last week, Holly Marten finally told
why she's here – to keep an eye on a $20-billion space project.
That puts extreme social clumsiness – Fargo and Marten – together
and stirs the fun. They interview applicants; that brings guest
roles for Wil Wheaton,comic-book king Stan Lee and more.
And yes, there's a fresh invention –
glasses that see tragedy in advance – and a life-and-death crisis.
Occasionally a tad too goofy, this “Eureka” is mostly great fun.
Other choices include:
– “America's Got Talent,” 8 p.m.,
NBC. Here's a rerun of Wednesday's hour, advancing four people.
– “How I Met Your Mother,” 8
p.m., CBS. A few great moments here make up for a lot of so-so ones.
The good parts come with fresh glimpses of Robin's Canadian past,
when she was pop singer Robin Sparkles. Now Barney has found clips of
the show (“Space Teens”) she did with her friend (Nicole
Scherzinger). It turns out that the grown-up star (Alan Thicke)
filled it with sexual innuendo.
– “Mike & Molly,” 8:30 and
9:30 p.m., CBS. In the first rerun, Samuel loses his restaurant job
and moves in with Mike. In the second, Mike unwisely follows advice
and ignores Molly.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. In an excellent rerun, Berta leaves for a few days; she arranges
for an immaculate replacement who works with great diligence.
– “Warehouse 13,” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Lindsay Wagner returns as the team's doctor, who has romanced Artie
(Saul Rubinek). He has problems now, including the fact that Steve,
the new guy, has disappeared.
– “Hawaii Five-0,” 10 p.m., CBS.
This rerun offers two problems: A tsumani is coming and the head of
the tsunami warning center is missing.
– “Harry's Law,” 10 p.m., NBC. In
a rerun, Harry represents a man serving a life sentence for a crime
he apparently didn't commit. Also, Adam continues his ill-advised
defense of a laundromat.