TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Community,” 8
Inspired by the movie “Freaky
Friday,” Troy and Abed announce that they've switched bodies. Soon,
the spindly Dean Pelton claims he's switched with the macho Jeff.
Is this true? Are they putting us on?
And why does the custodian keep checking the light switch? The
answers unfold, sometimes hilariously, while Annie and Shirley
compete to be valedictorian.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Project
Runway” finale, 9-11:01 p.m.., Lifetime.
In last week's episode (rerunning at
8), Daniel Esquivel was eliminated. That leave three people showing
their collections, with a shot at being the show's 11th
Michelle Lesniak Franklin, 34, is from
Portland, Ore., where she was once an assistant winemaker. Stanley
Hudson, 44, is from West Hollywood, where he also does costumes. And
Patricia Michaels, 46, is from Taos Pueblo, N.M., which her people
created centuries before Columbus.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Hannibal,”
10:01 p.m., NBC.
The show's strength and weakness are
accented in another extraordinary episode.
The weakness is in the
case-of-the-week. This wraps up suddenly, like an afterthought.
And the strength is in the richly
layered characters. Hugh Dancy is again superb as Will Graham, the
troubled crime-profiler. And for the first time we get some real
depth to his boss (Laurence Fishburne), whose wife (Gina Torres of
“Firefly” and “Suits”) is introduced, with her own troubles.
Other choices include:
– “American Idol,” 8 p.m., Fox.
Now things get tough. The only people left are Candice Glover, Kree
Harrison, Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb. Barring another
rules-changes, a great singer will depart.
– “Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m., CW.
Will CW double its vampires next season? That depends on the success
of this series, which doubles as a pilot for a possible spin-off
series: Klaus heads to his family's home town of New Orleans, where
– “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. Here's a constant frustration for science-fiction fans: A show
sets up a great premise … then is canceled without resolving it.
Tonight, that happens to Sheldon's favorite show and he turns gloomy;
also Raj learns a secret about his new girlfriend (Kate Micucci).
– “Two and a Half Men,” 8:31
p.m., CBS. Having been dumped (again) by Lyndsey, Alan is despondent.
Walden tries (again) to cheer him up.
– “Glee,” 9 p.m., Fox. When the
power goes out, Will and Finn ask glee-clubbers to do acoustic
numbers. And in New York, Isabelle (Sarah Jessica Parker) asks Kurt
to help at a charity event.
– “Mary and Martha,” 9 p.m., HBO.
If you missed this movie Saturday, catch it now. Hilary Swank and
Brenda Blethyn are superb as opposites, united by pain and hope in
– “Elementary,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Refusing to celebrate his first year of sobriety, Sherlock Holmes
tackles a tough task – finding the accomplice of someone who
blackmailed the family of rape victims.
– “Scandal,” 10:02 p.m., ABC. The
First Lady makes a decision that could doom the president.