TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: Baseball, 7:30
The World Series begins, with neither
of the regular-season leaders. Both the Phillies and the Yankees
dominated during the season, then lost in the first round of the
For these first two games, the Texas
Rangers – red-hot the past month – visit St.Louis.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Up All
Night,” 8 p.m., NBC.
This series began with Reagan and Chris
(Christina Applegate and Will Arnett) in mid-chaos, during their
early weeks of being parents. Now it's fun to flash back to when they
thought they were in control.
Chris had a career plan that would
bring him back to the office in a week or so. Reagan had a birth
plan, written in elaborate detail. All of that crumbled in sharp and
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Nature”
season-opener, 8 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Some 25 years after its nuclear-plant
disaster, Chernobyl remains a wasteland.
Most haunting are the ghost-town images
– small signs that 500,000 people once lived here. Most
encouraging: Wildlife and plant life have sprung back quickly. This
mirrors a previous film on the Mt. St. Helens area, showing nature's
ability to re-take its world.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE II: “Luther,”
10 p.m., BBC America
Last week ended with a double shock.
Luther caught the mad killer – unaware that the guy's twin was
ready for more murder. Jenny was petrified, after killing her
Both stories continue, as this show
concludes a four-week season that's quick and compelling. Luther must
protect Jenny from the dead attacker's family; he must also catch a
Other choices include:
– “The Ringer,” 8 p.m.,CW. “H8R”
has been abruptly (and deservedly) canceled. The spot goes to this
rerun: Gemma is missing and Bridget is worried.
– “The Will: Outrageous Final
Wishes 2” and “The Will: Family Secrets,” 8 and 9 p.m.,
Investigation Discovery. What do people want done with their bodies
after death? One wanted it dismembered, some want it sitting up in
the coffin, several want liquification. That's just one part of this
fairly good hour, which surveys coffins, wills and more. Then
“Secrets” views the Howard Hughes will.
– “Suburgatory,” 8:30 p.m., ABC.
There are some very funny moments here, in the aftermath of a crime
spree – well,some Shirley Temple dolls are stolen – in suburbia.
Dallas (Cheryl Hines), who seeks any excuse to be near George, moves
in with him for safety, bringing her ditzy daughter.
– “Modern Family,” 9 p.m., ABC.
Phil takes his daughter to his alma mater, trying to get her
interested in college. With extra time, Claire goes out with Mitchell
and other gay (she thinks) guys. It turns out that one guy – played
by Gilles Marini of “Brothers & Sisters” – is heterosexual
– “American Horror Story,” 10
p.m., FX. The deaths pile up for this troubled family, which now
learns that its home is called “The Murder House.” Like the first
two episodes, this is beautifully filmed and sharply acted, but seems
to have little reason to exist as entertainment.
– “Fact or Faked,” 10 p.m., Syfy.
One piece of footage seems to show a space ship crashing. Another has
a ghostly image, near the site of a mining disaster. The team
searches for explanations.