TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: ALMA Awards, 8
This used to be a fast, fun two-hour
show, honoring Latino actors and musicians. Now it's squeezed into
one hour, making it even faster.
There will be music by Demi Lovato (who
switches some of her “Skyscraper” words to Spanish), Gloria
Estefan and Pitbul, plus starpower. Most crowded, perhaps, is the
category for best reality or variety personality: It includes
Christina Aguilera (of “The Voice”), dog whisperer Cesar Millan
and three unrelated Lopezes – George (who hosts this show with Eva
Longoria), Mario and Jennifer.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Happy
Endings,” 5-11 p.m., ABC Family.
This bright, broad comedy will be back
Sept. 28 on ABC. Here's a fresh chance to see the first season.
That starts, logically, with the pilot;
Alex flees her wedding, leaving Dave forlorn and their friends
confused. It ends with the season-finale, in which another bride
fears Alex is a jinx.
In between, however, the order is
juggled. The funny episode that aired second – Dave's bizarre,
young rebound-girlfriend – airs at 7 p.m.; the fourth – Penny
dates a guy names Hitler – is at 8:30.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “48 Hours,”
8 p.m., CBS.
Bullying can be brutal, says Dara
Genovese, 13. ““I'm trapped in a world of hate and backstabbing.”
Johnny Cagno, 14, echoes that: ”I was
very, very scared to go to school every day.”
Others have shared that fear, CBS says.
On a typical day, 160,000 stay home because of bullying; in recent
years, there have been more that 150 suicides.
Schools do nothing, says Cynthia Logan,
who lost a daughter. “They don't want this to be their problem.”
But CBS visited an exception – a Rhode Island middle school with an
Other choices include:
– “Ringer” and “The Secret
Circle,” 8 and 9 p.m., CW. The CW started before its bigger
competitors; here's a second chance to see two of its pilots. Both
have talented stars from previous shows on CW or its predecessor –
Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy,” then Britt Robertson of “Life
Unexpected.” The first show has stylish, film-noir visuals, but
puts an unlikable character in an unlikely situation; the second has
its merits for CW-genre fans.
– “Karaoke Battle USA,” 9 p.m.,
ABC. This has been a quick, end-of-summer competition, on six
Fridays. Tonight, we learn the male and female winners; each gets a
– “Fringe,” 9 p.m., Fox. In a
rerun of the season-finale, the alternate-world Walter has put our
world in jeopardy. The key to this is Peter – the son of the
alternate-Walter, but stolen and raised by the our-world Walter. Yes,
it's an odd story, but a good one.
– “CSI: NY,” 9 p.m., CBS. This is
a rerun of the season-finale. After almost dying, Mac obsesses on
solving his only unsettled case.
– “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
The season ended powerfully with this episode. The police
commissioner (Tom Selleck) has his family proving the secret group
that may have killed his son.