TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Animated movies,
Snuggling into summertime – and maybe
a long holiday week – families can choose a double feature.
ABC Family has “Up” (2009) –
alternately heartbreaking, gorgeous and funny – at 7 p.m. and
“Despicable Me” (2010) at 9. You could also try “Surf's Up”
(2007) at 7 p.m. on Cartoon and “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) –
with a slow start and fun finish – at 9 p.m. on Starz.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Do No Harm”
return, 10 p.m., NBC.
Summer Saturdays have become scrapyard,
with new episodes of rejected shows all night. ABC has “Zero Hour”
at 8 p.m. and “666 Park Avenue” at 9; then NBC returns “Harm”
after a five-month break.
Jason (Steven Pasquale) is a decent
doctor who each night turns into the brutal Ian. Now he tries to save
a man Ian has beaten and to soothe a doctor whom Ian tried rough sex
with. Slickly filmed, “Harm” is still an extreme stretch …
which is why it was banished to Saturdays.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Banner 4th
of July,” 9-11 p.m., Hallmark.
Ever since their once-hot music group
broke up, the Banner siblings have been distant.
Now Desiree (Brooke White) and Mitchell
(Christopher Campbell) are back to help their ailing mother … who
dreams of getting the group back together.
The result has potential to merge music
and drama – especially with this cast: White finished fifth in the
2008 “American Idol”; Campbell did the “Reefer Madness”
musical with his sister Neve.
Other choices include:
– “Crossing Lines,” 8-10 p.m.,
NBC. Here's a second chance to see the start of this ambitious
series, before it settles into its weekly pot at 10 p.m. Sundays.
Filmed in Europe, it has William Fichtner as a former American cop,
working in a police agency that can cross international lines.
– “Zero Hour,” 8 p.m., ABC. Hank
still distrusts his wife, now that he knows she wasn't just kidnapped
at random. But he reluctantly works with her, making a breakthrough
in the search for the True Cross.
– “Anna Nicole,” 8-10 p.m.,
Lifetime. A week after its Jodi Arias movie, Lifetime depicts another
headline-grabber, Anna Nicole Smith.
– “666 Park Avenue,” 9 p.m., ABC.
A new tenant with suspicious motives moves into the building, which
already has plenty of troubled people. Sasha, for instance, has a
bizarre showdown with her parents, lays out plans for Henry's
election and offers a priest a disturbing arrangement.
– “Sinbad,” 9 p.m., Syfy. Already
starving, Sinbad finds a captain with bigger problems: On his ship,
he has no crew and a rotting wedding feast.
– “Primeval: New World,” 10 p.m.,
Syfy. After surviving other-worldly creatures, Evan and Dylan are
kidnapped by two drug dealers.
– “Devious Maids,” 10 p.m.,
Lifetime. On the eve of the second episode, here's a rerun of the
slick, stylish premiere. Some characters get a bit too cartoon-like,
but Marc Cherry repeats much of what he gave us in “Desperate
Housewives” – a great look and a witty script.
– “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29
p.m., NBC. Melissa McCarthy hosts a rerun with music from Phoenix.