TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Steven Spielberg
Here are two early triumphs of a
Hollywood master, each with Richard Dreyfuss. “Jaws” (1975) is
7:50 p.m. on Cinemax; “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977)
is 8 p.m. on Turner Classic Movies.
Each shows the Spielberg knack for
making every scene richly cinematic. There's also “Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom” (1984) at 8 p.m. on Bravo. It's
disappointing by Indiana Jones and Spielberg standards – but way
better than almost anything anyone else does.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “America's Most
Wanted,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.
On the eve of its 25th-anniversary
special, Fox re-visits a show that helped start it.
When “AMW” began on April 10,
1988), Fox had only been in prime time for a year. It needed a boost
– and got it from this scrappy little show, which searched for
That continued for 23 seasons. Last
spring, Fox canceled “AMW” – which now airs Fridays on Lifetime
– but agreed to quarterly specials. Here's this season's final one,
viewing global suspects.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “20/20,”
9-11 p.m., ABC.
Los Angles' Sunset Boulevard offers
soaring triumphs, from rock stars to movie stars. It also offers
crashing failures – runaways, addicts, prostitutes and more.
This special talks to people who have
seen extremes in the past. It also meets current dreamers – teens
at Hollywood High …. Lauren Little, the powerhouse rocker for Queen
Caveat … and a young man who grew up in foster homes, fought in the
military and now uses the GI Bill to study drama.
Other choices include:
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
8 p.m., CBS. This rerun has three seemingly unrelated murders.
– “Undercover Bridesmaid,” 8-10
p.m., Hallmark. A bride's father (Gregory Harrison) hires a bodyguard
(Brooke Burns) as a fake bridesmaid. Yes, it's sort of “Miss
Congeniality” at a wedding.
– “Legends of the Fall” (1994),
8-11 p.m., AMC. A so-so story gets splendid treatment. That includes
Oscar-winning cinematography and a great cast. Anthony Hopkins plays
a Montana rancher with feuding sons, played by Brad Pitt, Aidan
Quinn and Henry Thomas; Julia Ormond also stars.
– “Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
The head of a surf company has been killed. Since Kono (Grace Park)
used to be a pro surfer, she investigates her old world.
– “Alien Tornado,” 9-11p.m.,
Syfy. All that weird weather we've seen lately? Instead of blaming it
on global warming or coincidence, here's a more logical answer:
Outer-space aliens are doing it. A farmer's daughter and a famous
weather blogger team up to fight them. You'll need to suspend
disbelief, mostly about a weather blogger being famous.
– “Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. In a quick rerun, a rape casts doubt about a
man Benson helped convict long ago. It's a strong hour, impacting her
relationship with her police partner (Danny Pino) and her lover
(Harry Connick Jr.).