“Fresh Off the Boat,” 8-10 p.m., ABC.
Other ABC comedies
-- “Modern Family” and “Black-ish,” especially – catch most
of the attention and awards, but “Fresh” deserves some notice.
Based (loosely) on Eddie Huang – whose family abruptly moved from
Washington, D.C. to Orlando in the 1990s – it has a sense of race,
history and more.
In tonight's first
rerun, he's heart-broken and obsesses on a Boyz II Men song. In the
second, we learn how his parents met. In the third, his parents hire
Billie Jean King as his brother's tennis coach. In the fourth, his
mom and her friend find a secret about a gossipy neighbor.
“American Gothic,” 10 p.m., CBS.
Things continue to
be complicated for siblings in the wealthy Hawthorne family. Cam is
in rehab and his son Jack is lured into a dangerous adventure; Alison
and Garrett try to silence a reporter.
All of that is
against the backdrop of the “Silver Bells Killer” case, which may
involve their family. Now Brady – a cop who married Megan Hawthorne
– has a bizarre breakthrough on the case,
ALTERNATIVE: Olympics, 8 p.m. to midnight, NBC.
gymnastics' team competition, we now see its all-round individual
male title. This isn't something Americans dominate; NBC's Bob Costas
raves about Kohei Uchimura, 27, of Japan; in the all-round category,
he already has a gold, a silver and six world championships.
That will be on
tape, but some live events are more likely to bring U.S. wins. That
includes swimming and a beach volleyball match with Switzerland.
Kerri Walsh Jennings once won 112 straight matches with Misty
May-Trainor (now retired); paired with April Ross, Jennings she's
eyeing her fourth gold.
daytime and latenight. NBC – sometimes live, sometimes not -- will
also be there in the daytime (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and latenight
(12:35-4:30 a.m.). Also, live coverage starts at 7:30 a.m. on NBC
Sports Nework, 9 a.m. on USA and Golf, 9:30 a.m. on Bravo and noon on
Experience,” 8-11 p.m., PBS (check local listings). The string of
presidential-profile reruns continues. It's Lyndon Johnson tonight,
with Richard Nixon on Thursday.
Reality shows, 8
p.m., three networks. “Big Brother” (CBS) and “Penn &
Teller: Fool Us” (CW) both have new hours. Fox, however, will have
“MasterChef” reruns during the Olympics; here are two, including
the season-opener – cooking for the wedding reception of past
contestant Nick Nappi.
9 p.m., CBS. There are plenty of suspects this time: The murder was
in a town inhabited entirely by sex offenders. Also in this rerun,
Dr. Lewis get's a tempting job offer.
10 p.m., ABC. Nudged back an hour, this rerun has Phil marveling at
his wife's ability to do it all. He doesn't realize she has an
p.m., FX. Filling this hour are three mismatched elements – great
political drama, far-from-great soap romance and bursts of violence.
Bassam (called Barry when he was a Pasadena pediatrician) became
temporatry president of the country his family had ruled fiercely; he
set up an election and isn't a candidate. But then his daughter was
killed, his wife had a breakdown, his emotions hartdened. Some of
this – affairs revealed too easily – is just silly; some
continues to be great drama.
10:31 p.m., ABC. As his company prepares for lay-offs, Dre frets.
Also in this rerun, his wife runs the school auction.