TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Love Bites”
debut, 10 p.m., NBC.
More than a year ago, NBC announced
this would debut in September of 2010. Then came the delays.
Now, at least, “Love Bits” will
stand out: In a summer of reruns and reality shows, it has 10 new,
Each has three romantic comedies. Becki
Newton (Amanda in “Ugly Betty”) plays a single woman in New
York; Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) and Constance Zimmer (“Boston
Legal”) play a Venice Beach couple. The third story varies each
week; tonight's opener has Jennifer Love Hewitt.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “So You Think
You Can Dance” and “Glee,” 8 and 9 p.m.. Fox.
TV's best summer show will link with
“Glee” reruns for vibrant Thursdays.
Tonight, “Dance” wraps up its
auditions in Los Angeles. Only Atlanta had better dancers, judges
Then “Glee” has its Valentine's Day
episode, complete with a kissing booth. Naturally, that includes
“Silly Love Songs,” “My Funny Valentine” and Rachel singing
“Firework”; less tenderly, Puck sings “Fat Bottom Girls.”
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Gettysburg,”
9-11 p.m., History.
Continuing its Civil War week, History
repeats this special it debuted on Memorial Day. Movie directors Tony
and Ridley Scott produced a vivid account of a brutal battle.
It's too vivid at times, a gory
reminder of three terrible days that left almost 8,000 men dead and
another 40,000 wounded (often severely), captured or missing.
Alongside that, however, are well-crafted profiles of the key people
and the decisions that made a difference.
Other choices include:
– “Community,” 8 p.m., NBC. Each
Thursday, four situation-comedy reruns will lead into the new “Love
Bites.” That starts when we meet two lawyers (Rob Corddry, Drew
Carey) from Jeff's evil days.
– “30 Rock,” 8:30, NBC. When a
congresswoman (Queen Latifah) demands more NBC diversity, Jack needs
Tracy to hatch some quick ideas.
– “The Office,” 9 p.m., NBC. For
this summer of reruns, Steve Carell is still on the shows. Tonight,
the assistant he hired is disliked by everyone.
– Basketball, 9 p.m. ET, ABC. Here's
the second game of the NBC finals, with the Dallas Mavericks at the
Miami Heat. ABC also has Jimmy Kimmel's “Game Night” at 8 and a
pre-game show at 8:30.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. Here's a rerun of the fairly good episode that
introduced Sqweegel, a killer stalking heroes with dark secrets.
Ann-Margret plays a philanthropist.
– “Parks and Recreation,” 9:30,
NBC. The funny season-opener rerus, with the parks department out of
money. The best moments come from Andy and Ron as very opposite (and
very awful) youth basketball coaches.
– “The Mentalist,” 10 p.m., CBS.
In this rerun, John Billingsley – who played Dr. Phlox on “Star
Trek: Enterprise” – plays an astrologer who helps Patrick Jane
with a case.
– “NY Ink” debut, 10 p.m., TLC.
Ami James – a tattoo artist who found fame in the 2005 reality show
“Miami Ink” – opens a shop in New York's SoHo district. Some of
his employees are sweet-spirited souls who get each customer's life
story; some start screaming at each other. James, 39, a boxer and a
former Israeli soldier, tends to push back, in a fairly interesting