TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Wilfred,” 10
Last week's wonderfully weird opener
introduced Ryan, a shy guy with a lot of time and confusion. He
things Wilfred – the pet dog of the beauty next door – talks to
Half of tonight's story involves trust
and loyalty. Wilfred is really good at that; Ryan – who must trick
him into visiting the vet – isn't.
The other half has Wilfred tell part of
a secret about his owner, before succumbing to anesthesia. That's a
bit sophomorish, but “Wilfred” remains a delight. Elijah Wood is
perfect as Ryan; Jason – who co-created the series in Australia –
is brilliant in a role that simply has him put on a cheap dog suit.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “So You Think
You Can Dance,” 8 p.m., Fox.
Tonight, the field is trimmed from 16
to 14 – which won't be easy, with this much similarity.
Last week, the judges dumped the only
tapper and the only ballroom dancer, plus a jazz dancer (Missy
Morelli) and a hip-hopper (Wadi Jones). Now the judgesm including
Kristin Chenoweth as guest, face a sea of similar jazz and
contemporary people; also, AXIS – a troupe with disabled dancers –
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Suits,” 10
Last week's opener left us with no one
to root for. An amoral genius (Patrick J. Adams) faked a law degree
and worked for a schemer (Gabriel Macht), surrounded by jerks.
That problem continues but now there
are complex stories. One involves patent troubles; the other has
efforts to sign a big-money client. In a slimy world of deceit, they
provide fairly interesting journeys.
Other choices include:
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Almost nothing could split these four friends – not women or
work or whatever. Except that now, in a funny rerun, they've found a
ring from the “Lord of the Rings” movie; the impact, of course,
could be immense.
– “Rules of Engagement,” 8:30,
CBS. In a rerun, Timmy tries to keep his sarcastic boss (David Spade)
from learning he's in an a cappella group.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. A shark has attacked someone in a casino's swimming
pool. Police suspect this was not a natural phenomenon.
– “Glee,” 9 p.m., Fox. Opposite
forces are at work in this rerun: Emma heads the celibacy club; a
free-spirited sub (Gwyneth Paltrow) is back, this time teaching sex
– “Rookie Blue,” 10 p.m., ABC.
Andyand Gail go undercover, as cocktail waitresses in a seedy club.
– “Louie,” 10:30, FX. The dark
humor has of Louis C.K. has never seemed bleaker than tonight. First,
in a stand-up snippet, describing his so-so sex life. Then we see
prime examples – one mostly tragic, the other with odd bursts of
dry humor in surprising places.
– “Ugly Americans” season-opener,
10:30, Comedy Central. This cartoon lacks the wit of “Futurama,”
which has good reruns at 9 and 9:30 p.m. and a new episode at 10.
Still, it has its moments. Tonight, we learn that Mark's co-worker,
the wizard, has been training someone who looks a lot like Harry
Potter; now the demons plan to invade the wizards' compound.