TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods,” 9
and 10 p.m., CBS.
A week before these ratings-leaders start their seasons,
they rerun the season-finales. First, “Five-0” includes the return of Nick
Jonas (as computer-hacker Ian Wright) and Mark Dascascos (as Wo Fat, escaped
from prison). To save his kidnapped daughter, Grover (Chi McBride) must steal
Then Danny is put on modified duty, after looking into an
off-limits case. Suspicious, he passes it on to his dad (Tom Selleck), the
police commissioner … who is soon startled by what he finds.
TONIGHT’S ODDITY: “Z Nation,” 10 p.m., Syfy.
The public passion for zombies seems to be ongoing. Last week’s
hyperactive opener drew 1.6 million viewers, huge by Syfy standards; now, after
that fierce episode, “Z” has at least a bit of plot.
One man seems to have zombie-immunity. Now our heroes (led
by Tom Everett Scott) must reluctantly take him cross-country, to a California
lab. Tonight, they only get as far as New Jersey before needing a dangerous
mission to get more fuel.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,”
8 p.m., PBS; rerunning at 10.
As war neared, this terrific documentary says, the majority
of Americans even opposed accepting refugees. The U.S. military was ranked 18th;
its Army (smaller than Romania’s) had rifles designed in 1903. An isolation
movement ranged from Charles Lindbergh to students Gerald Ford and John
Franklin Roosevelt hesitated until resistance to the war
faded. Republicans chose a non-isolationist (Wendell Willkie), who endorsed a
draft before he did; Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s quick declaration of war erased
any doubts. Amid a massive build-up, the Depression vanished; so did social-reform
Other choices include:
“Utopia” and “Red Band Society,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. Getting
a small head start on other networks, Fox wraps up the second week of “Utopia”
and reruns Wednesday’s OK opener to “Red Band”: In a children’s hospital,
mismatched teens find snatches of joy, agony, humor and, maybe, romance.
“Last Man Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. In the first rerun, Chuck
has two woes; he’s separated from his wife and his purebred dog has become
pregnant via Mike’s mutt. In the second, Eve’s boyfriend disagrees with her
plan to wear her ROTC uniform to the prom.
“Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” 8 p.m., NBC. Here’s one
final rerun of the first season. Grylls heads into Utah canyons with former
two-sport star Deion Sanders, who had never been camping before.
“Girl Meets World,” 8:30 p.m., Disney. When Cory gives a
living-history assignment, his daughter and her friends are swept back to 1961
“Mean Girls” (2004), 9 p.m., ABC Family. Tina Fey wrote this
clever script about a new student, tugged between two cliques. Lindsay Lohan
leads a terrific cast that includes Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert, plus
“Saturday Night Live” alumni -- Fey, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows and Ana Gasteyer.
“The Knick,” 10 p.m., Cinemax. The hospital tries a new
operating-room procedure. Its administrator continues to wheel and deal, now
with used equipment. Also, Cornelia reconsiders her engagement.