TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Castle,” 10
With Mondays consumed by reality this
summer, “Castle” reruns must settle for Saturdays.
Tonight, a womanizer has been killed.
The investigation brings new complications – and could upset the
wedding of Det. Ryan (Seamus Dever); his fiancee is played by Dever's
real-life wife, Juliana.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: U.S. Olympic
trials, 8-9 p.m., NBC; earlier, NBC Sports Network.
The cable channel gets a little action
today – track-and-field reruns (11:30a.m.), then field hockey
(1:30-3:30 p.m.) and rowing (6-7:30 p.m.).Still, the big events are
saved for NBC.
Today brings the semi-finals and finals
of the women's 100-meter sprint and 100-meter hurdles. It has the
second half of the decathlon and the semifinals of the 400-meter and
800-meter (men and women).
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: Daytime Emmys,
8-10 p.m., HLN.
In the giddy days when its nominees
included Oprah Winfrey and Susan Lucci, this was a big draw. Now its
world is shrinking; only six soaps remain and two of those ended
their runs this season.
Those two – ABC's “All My Children”
and “One Life to Live” – have their last shot at the Emmys;
each has 11 nominations, including best daytime drama. Also nominated
for best drama are ABC's “General Hospital” (the leader with 23
nominations) and NBC's “Days of Our Lives”; both CBS shows (“The
Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”) were
This is also the last chance for Regis
Philbin, nominated (alongside Kelly Ripa) for best talk-show host.
They face Anderson Cooper, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Rachael Ray and the six
Other choices include:
– “The Legnd of Korra”
season-finale, 11 and 11:30 a.m., Nickelodeon. In the first episode,
the war intensifies and Korra goes undercover; in the second, it
comes to a head and she confronts Amon.
– “Cars” (2006, ABC Family) or
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (1988, Cartoon), both 7 p.m. It's a
dandy night for cartoons. “Roger Rabbit” pushed their comeback,
cleverly merging animation and live-action. Then “Cars” was one
of the Pixar films that soared; it reruns at :9:30.
– “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,”
8-10 p.m., ABC. Reruns of this feel-good show are settling into a
Saturday slot. This one involves a family that retreated to an Oregon
farm, to give more room to its two autistic boys. Temple Grandin, a
famed scholar despite autism, visits.
– “Rebel Without a Cause (1955), 8
p.m., Turner Classic Movies. Nicholas Ray beautifully directed this
tale of teen angst, getting great work from a young cast led by James
Dean and Sal Mineo.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. Las Vegas usually glows with electrical excess. In this
rerun, however, there's a black-out; high-tech cops must resort to
– “Arachnoquake,” 9-11 p.m.,
Syfy. An earthquake opens holes in New Orleans, allowing killer
spiders to roam and crazed people to scream. Bug Hall (appropriately)
stars with Edward Furlong and Tracey Gold., in a movie that has
enough odd moments and goofy characters to keep us watching.
– “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29
p.m., NBC. Jonah Hill hosts, with the Shins as music guests.