TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Kerry Washington of “Scandal” hosts, in a rerun that helped
change “SNL.” In the opening sketch, she’s supposed to portray Michelle Obama,
Oprah Winfrey AND Beyonce; then the show apologizes for having no black women
in its cast.
It’s a funny bit, but it also made an impact; the show soon
made Sasheer Zamata its first black female regular in seven years. There are
other good moments here, with Eminem as music guest.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “For Better or For Worse,” 9-11 p.m.,
Wendy took over her late husband’s wedding-planning
business, helped by her friend. That provides a “Facts of Life” reunion, with
Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields.
Complicating this is Marco, who moves his divorce-attorney
office next to Wendy’s wedding business. She’s unhappy about that …. and less
happy when his daughter plans to marry her son.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The Blacklist,” 10 p.m., NBC.
At the end of last week’s rerun, we learned that Liz’s
husband really is a deeply planted spy. We also met the woman trying to
Tonight, in a strong hour, their relationship peaks at the
same time that Liz’s colleague is involved in a fierce crisis: An escaped
prisoner is killing everyone jnvolved in his arrest.
Other choices include:
“Hell’s Kitchen,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. Instead of baseball,
Fox reruns the episodes that set up Thursday’s finale. First, five chefs make a
meal with leftovers; then the four survivors are trimmed to two.
“48 Hours,” 8 and 10 p.m., CBS. In a change, CBS has two
hours, sandwiching “Bad Teacher.”
“Sugarland Express” (1974) and “AFI Master Class,” 8 and 10
p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. First is Steven Spielberg’s big-screen debut,
with a woman (Goldie Hawn) trying to re-unite her family the hard way -- help
her husband escape from prison, then kidnap their son. That’s followed by a
look at Spielberg’s relationship with composer John Williams; it began with that
film and has lasted 40 years.
“Bad Teacher,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. In the first episode,
Meredith finds money in the school parking lot and uses it for a field trip …
then feels a tad guilty when she realizes it was the field-trip money that
Ginny lost. In the second, she argues with the parents of the best student,
then refuses to apologize.
“Mistresses,” 9 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Savi gets caught in a
lie and her sister, Joss, is troubled by her boyfriend’s plastic-surgeon work.
Also, April braces herself to confront Daniel.
“Power,” 9 p.m., Starz. Ghost has troubles on many levels: He
forgets his wife’s birthday; also, Angela – his high school girlfriend and now
a government lawyer, probing the drug business he dominates – has wired a
member of the Ruiz gang. Now Ghost and Angela discuss the reality of their
“Almost Royal,” 10 p.m., BBC America. The young royals –
actually, actors amiably pretending to be British royals – reach Washington,
D.C., where they meet a congressman and gun-toting women. That’s followed by a 10:30
rerun of their visit to Detroit, where they tried to be car mechanics.