TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Blue Bloods,” 8 p.m., CBS.
On an extra-sleepy Saturday, CBS has reruns of its ratings
successes from other nights.
This hour finds seemingly random tragedies; Danny (Donnie
Wahlberg) scrambles to find a connection. Also, his dad (Tom Selleck), the
police commissioner, helps a friend come to terms with alcoholism.
II: “Power” debut, 9 p.m., Starz; repeats at 10:05 and 11:10.
James “Ghost” St. Patrick has gone far from his ghetto roots.
Now he has wealth, kids, a new nightclub and a gorgeous wife who – defying all
TV clichés – is fine with the fact that this is drug-dealer money.
What could complicate this? There’s his desire to go straight
… his yearning for the past … and fresh threats from both sides of the law.
Like other shows – from “Sopranos” to “Breaking Bad” – “Power” has a good man
in a bad business. And like other Starz shows, it has a sleek, stylish look
that keeps us watching as the story gradually unfolds.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “On the Waterfront” (1954), 8-10 p.m.
ET, Turner Classic Movies.
Here’s a new chance to see possibly the best-acted movie of
all time. Marlon Brando – as a dock-worker resisting corruption – won an
Academy Award; so did Eva Marie Saint. Others -- Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb and
Karl Malden -- were in a tangle, each nominated for supporting actor.
There were eight Oscars in all, including director Elia
Kazan and best picture. In 1997, the American Film Institute listed “Waterfront”
as the eighth-best movie of all time; its 2007 list dropped it to No. 19.
Other choices include:
Baseball, 7 p.m. ET, Fox. Varying by region, it’s Oakland at
Baltimore, Boston at Detroit, or the Yankees at Kansas City
“D-Day in HD,” 7-11 p.m., History. Here’s the full
documentary, going all the way to the liberation of Paris. The first half also
ran Friday, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Bet on Your Baby,” 8 p.m., ABC. So twin toddlers are told to
hold onto balloons until their dad arrives … except they’re near remote-control
cars. Can they resist? That’s s challenge we see tonight, in this light summer
distraction. Also, a mom tries to coach a kid on celebrity impersonations for
the dad to guess.
“Sing Your Face Off,” 9-11 p.m., ABC. In his regular job,
Landry Fields is a 6-foot-7 basketball reserve for the Toronto Raptors; tonight,
he transforms into Nicki Minaj. There are other gender switches, with actresses
Lisa Rinna and China Anne McClain becoming Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber.
Also, Field is Enrique Iglesias, Rinna is Katy Perry, McClain is Alicia Keys.
Sebastian Bach becomes Willie Nelson and Freddie Mercutry; Jon Lovitz is Billy
Idol and Meatloaf.
“Elementary,” 9 p.m., CBS. Before solving the murder of a
mathematician in this rerun, Sherlock Holmes must figure out what is so
important about the equation he was working on.
“Orphan Black,” 9 p.m., BBC America. Sarah considers a deal
with Dyad. Meanwhile, Felix panics after someone shows up at his door.
“Looking for Mr. Right,” 9-11 p.m., Hallmark. A romance
novelist (Sarah Lancaster) is told to pretend her book is based on a true
story. Now she has to find a guy.