“Home Free” season-opener, 9 p.m., Fox.
The first season was
both entertaining and good-hearted. Duos scrambled to build a new
house, unaware of a key twist: The “losers” would get the house
they'd just been working on.
This year, that's
revealed to everyone at the end of the opener. “Home Free” adds
ermotion – each person tries to win a home for a hero – and a
host (former pro quarterback Tim Tebow) to work with builder Mike
Holmes. It also adds reality-show challenges ... so many that we
don't see much building work. This is still a good show – but no
better than the version that has been so drasticsally altered.
“Aquarius” season-opener, 9-11 p.m., NBC.
Last summer, NBC
broke all the rules by making the entire season available in advance.
Now it tries another approach – mashing the first three episodes
into a two-hour, commercial-free block.
That's generous, for
a show that has its strengths (a rich, 1960s setting) and flaws (a
hyper approach, pushing everything to the extreme). It takes the real
Charles Manson story, then adds fictional cops, an older one (David
Duchovny) and two young ones who work undercover – with Manson and
as a motorcycle moll. This is a nasty series that even briefly
flashes forward to Manson's massacre.
ALTERNATIVE: Basketball, 9 p.m. ET, ABC, with previews at 8 and 8:30.
On Monday, the
Golden State Warriors had a chance at home to take their second
straight championship. But with Draymond Green suspended, they lost
big to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Now Green is back
and his Warriors head to Cleveland, leading three games to two. If
they lose again, they'll be home for Sunday's finale.
“Bones,” 8 p.m.,
Fox. When a popular hockey player is killed, Booth ends up back on
the ice, facing an old nemesis. Jeremy Roenick – a popular, 18-year
NHL star – plays the victim's coach.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. This reruns the episode in which Bernadette
finally tells Howard she's pregnant. He's overcome (as he often is),
but the others celebrate with a night of karaoke.
“Life in Pieces,”
8:31 p.m., CBS. Life is complicated when you have a baby: When Jen
cuts her finger and Greg (Colin Hanks) takes her to the hospital,
it's the first alone time they've had in a while. Also, in this
rerun, John takes his granddaughters to a restaurant where the food
is named for feelings.
“Mom,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. Octavia Spencer, an Oscar-winner for “The Help,” returns as
Regina, now insisting she's not really an alcoholic. Also in this
rerun, a sober holiday dance is viewed skeptically.
“Beauty and the
Beast,” 9 p.m., CW. Cat and Vincent continue to find they can't
simply relax as newlyweds. Instead,they're fighting for their lives.
“O.J.: Made in
America,” 9-11 p.m ET., ESPN. This five-part documentary pauses,
rerunning Wednesday's chapter, with O.J. Simpson being arrested. The
final chapters will be Friday and Saturday.
(1968), 10:30 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. At the Tony Awards (one
of the year's best shows) Sunday, the crowd was ecstatic about Barbra
Streisand's mere presence. You can see why, in this stunning,
Oscar-winning performance. That's part of a musical marathon worth
recording -- “Gypsy” (1962) at 8 p.m. ET, “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1966) at 1:15 a.m., “Camelot”
(1967) at 3 a.m. and “Oliver” (1968) at 6:15 a.m.