TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “The Deep End”
debut, 8 p.m., ABC.
Here's the ideal show to move into the
“Grey's Anatomy” neighborhood. It's another batch of pretty
professionals, mixing serious drama, odd humor and occasional sex.
The setting is a high-end law firm.
Some experienced pros – Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker
and Broadway's Norman Lee Butz – play the leaders, but the focus is
on new lawyers. They range from little Tina Majorino (trying to not
be overlooked) to towering Mehced Brooks.
Two young lawyers soon bend ethics,
allowing clients to make false assumptions. Another tackles a tough
child-custody case. In the “Grey's Anatomy” style, this is
sometimes overdone, but often fun.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Burn Notice”
return, 10 p.m., USA.
Back when they were on “Cagney &
Lacey,” Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless ruled the Emmys. They won six
best-actress prizes – four for Daly, two for Gless; their show won
eight other Emmys, including two for best drama series.
Now they re-link. Early in this hour,
Gless (who plays Michael's quirky mom) coaxes key information from a
bank worker (Daly). Beyond that, “Burn” has its usual Miami
action; pretending to be a crooked driver, Michael infiltrates a gang
that scams insurance companies and intimidates a widow.
Other choices include:
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 and
8:30 p.m., CBS. In the first rerun, Penny must join the guys' team.
The second has some hilarious moments, when the others go to Las
Vegas; Sheldon, locked out of the apartment, ends up staying with
– “Grey's Anatomy,” 9 p.m., ABC.
Katherine Heigl finally returns; naturally, she arrives mid-chaos.
Recovered from brain surgery, Izzie (Heigl) returns home to her
estranged husband Alex; she arrives at an inopportune moment.
Meanwhile, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) learns about the Chief's
alcoholism; he wants to take action.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. During a tournament, the body of a famous golfer has
been found. The team soon probes the golf world.
– “The Office,” 9 p.m., NBC.
People try to impress a potential buyer of Dunder Mifflin.
– “30 Rock,” 9:30 p.m., NBC. To
boost morale, Liz takes the show on the road. Soon, crew members
spend their time complaining about her.
\– “The Mentalist,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Sharon Lawrence plays a mayor whose aide has been killed.
– “SoundStage,” 10 p.m., PBS
(check local listings). Tim McGraw, the country star, performs.
– “Archer,” 10 p.m., FX. There's
a personnel problem at the company – mostly because Sterling's
mistakes get his fellow spies killed. Now his mom has hired a new
agent, without really checking his resume; it's another entertaining
episode of this cartoon for grown-ups. Last week's season-openers
rerun at 10:30 and 11 p.m., with this one rerunning at 11:30.
– “Private Practice,” 10:01 p.m.,
ABC. Naomi becomes irrational after receiving bad news; Sam tries to
take charge without her.