TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “20/20,” 9-11
For the second straight Tuesday, ABC
devotes two hours to England's celebration of Elizabeth's 60
years as queen.
This time, it's a concert filled with
musical Sirs – Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Jones and Cliff
Richard. Also performing are Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, Annie
Lennox and Jessie J.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Love in the
Wild” debut, 9-11 p.m., NBC.
Well-conceived and slickly filmed, this
was exceptionally good in its first season. It's an action-adventure
dating show, with the winners of each round getting first shot at
Now the second season adds improvements
– a prettier setting (Dominican Republic), a better host (Jenny
McCarthy, adding wit and zest), and a temporary gimmick, with extra
men in the opener.
The best part is the variety of women.
One is strong and athletic, competing with six guys. One savors her
sarcasm. One is a ditz who chooses the only guy she never talked to;
like she is, he's a pretty blond.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “Rizzoli &
Isles” season-opener, 9 p.m., TNT.
Sharply written and played, this show
has centered on a friendship of opposites. Jane (Angie Harmon) is a
cop, tough and macho; Maura (Sasha Alexander) is a medical examiner,
book-smart and girly.
That relationship was shattered at the
end of last season, when Jane shot Maura's biological father. In a
strong episode tonight, Maura fumes while Jane tackles a complex case
of possible police corruption.
Other choices include:
– “Pretty Little Liars,” 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m., ABC Family. First is a marathon from the second season,
leadinto the episode (7 p.m.) in which the friends learned who's been
haunting them with texts. Then the season-opener (8 and 10 p.m.) has
them celebrating ... until the night turns scary.
– “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. The murder
of a chief petty officer is linked to an international arms dealer.
– “Catalina,” 8 p.m., CW. A
bikini fashion show is organized, in this reality show about a Miami
– “The L.A. Complex,” 9 p.m., CW.
By summer standards, this drama – about young Canadians trying show
business – is OK. Foolishly, CW launched it in the spring, where it
was ignored. Now it starts over; there are fun moments, as an actress
(the immensely likable Cassie Steele) has an awful day.
– “MasterChef,” 9 p.m., Fox. The
first round of auditions continues for this entertaining show. By the
end of the night, judges will have sifted the original 100 amateur
chefs to 36.
– “Franklin & Bash”
season-opener, 10 p.m., TNT. Aiming to be breezy fun, this
young-lawyer show rarely gets beyond a false-cute. In tonight's
opener, everything – a cop with come-on expressions... an odd court
ruling … an odder law-firm decision – seems contrived.
– “Kendra on Top” debut, 10
p.m., WE. A former Playboy model, Kendra Wilkinson found fame on
“Girls Next Door”; here's her own reality show with her husband,
former football pro Hank Baskett.
– “The Glee Project”
season-opener, 10 p.m., Oxygen. Last season, this show sent two
winners (Damian McGinty and Samuel Larson) to regular roles on
“Glee.” Now a second season starts.