CHANGE: Presidential address, 9 p.m. ET, several networks.
Obama plans to address the nation about the ongoing situation in Iraq.
be carried by CBS (which already had anchor Scott Pelley in Iraq this week) and
others. Varying by time zone, it will affect other schedules; the times listed
below are the ones that were set prior to plans for the talk.
MUST-SEE: “Nova,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
this strong documentary tells us, one-third of all children died before they
were 5. In the past century, vaccinations ended much of that; measles and
whooping cough virtually disappeared … until recently.
there’s been an increase in people who delay or skip vaccinations. In 2011,
there were unvaccinated people … but none in neighboring boroughs. “Nova”
paints a compelling picture.
MIGHT-SEE: “America’s Got Talent,” 8 and 9 p.m. (or later), NBC.
end of the night, we’ll know which acts will be in the finale.
there’s a recap hour at 8, showing the dozen acts that performed Tuesday. Then
we’ll see which six will reach the finals next Tuesday and Wednesday, with a
shot at the million-dollar prize. After being dominated by singers (and one
ventriloquist) in its first six years, “Talent” has seen its last two titles go
to a dog act and a dancer-mime-illusionist.
season-opener, 8-10 p.m., Fox. Two challenges face the 18 chefs. The winning
team frolics, including a yacht party; the losers clean up and then see one
Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Sue is excited about heading to Disney World
on the family vacation she won. Brick wants to detour to North Carolina, to
meet his Online girlfriend.
“Big Brother,” 8 p.m., CBS. Now that football
has taken over CBS Thursdays for eight weeks, this show moves its live eviction
hour to Wednesdays.
the Lights,” 9 p.m. (or later), CBS. As a preview to Thursday’s game, here’s a
special hosted by Jim Nantz; CBS people chat with pros, often with something in
common. Earl Campbell and Jadeveon
Clowney were No. 1 draft picks taken by Houston teams; Mark Harmon (UCLA) and Andrew Luck (Stanford) were starting
quarterbacks in the Pac-10 conference.
9 p.m., TNT. Placed on leave after a confrontation, Martin Odum (Sean Bean)
uses the time to probe his own past. He finds a possible source, to learn who
he really is.
Bridge,” 10 p.m., FX. Fiercely stoic, Eleanor Nacht is at the core of this
tough hour. Last week, she escaped when a bloody shoot-out left others dead or
dying. Now she’s desperate to find her ledger; others are just as desperate to
arrest or kill her. Despite its
perplexing habit of having undesignated flashbacks, this is a terrific hour.