“Ice Warriors,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Rico Roman lost his
legs in a 2007 explosion in Afghanistn. After a year in a hospital,
someone suggested sled hockey. “How many Hispanics do you see play
hockey?” he recalls saying. “No way.”
Now he links with
two other ex-soldiers, on one line of the U.S. paralympic team; the
second line has “kids,” ages 15, 16 and 20. On one end, their
sticks dig into the ice as they propel to almost 35 mph; on the
other, they offer ambidextrous hockey shots. It's a great story, told
perfectly by director Brian Knappenberger, composer John Dragonetti
and some amazing athletes, going for Olympic gold.
II: “Castle,” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
Here a special-deal
episode, something “Castle” does well: Rick(Nathan Fillion) feels
he's been transported into an alternate universe, where he and
fiancee Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) have never met.
First, he must
convince these “strangers” -- Beckett, Ryan and Esposito – to
let a quirky crime-novelist work on a murder case. The result leads
to a pivotal point in the Castle-Beckett relationship.
ALTERNATIVE: “Jane the Virgin,” 9 p.m., CW.
By now, we know
“Jane” can be broadly funny. It has a cunning narrator and a
telenovela-style plot that leads to statements like this one
tonight: “Petra cheated on me with my dead best friend.”
But the surprise is
that it does straight drama so well. Gina Rodriguez is terrific as
Jane and Justin Baldoni brings humanity to the rich guy who (through
a clinic mix-up) is the biological father of her baby-to-be. Now Jane
– already mad at her mom – finds someone else was withholding
8-10 p.m., NBC. This is the week the show temporarily expands to
three nights and five hours. Between today and Tuesday, the top 20
people will sing; on Wednesday, we'll see 12 survive.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. After two straight close calls, Tommy
Chong has reached the final six. Last week, he was again in the
bottom two, but Michael Waltrip was sent home.
p.m., Fox. On one level, we see Gordon (the future police
commissioner) investigate a fight club. On another, Bruce (the future
Batman), a rich orphan, tries to return to school.
9 p.m., Fox. Henry (John Noble) has sent a succubus to suck the life
out of people. Ichabod and Abbie rush to stop this.
p.m., CBS. We knew it would come to this: Someone has developed an
algorithm that artificially creates hit songs. The creator (Scott
Mescudi, who raps as Kid Cudi) joins a murder probe.
Angeles,” 9:59 p.m., CBS. A man who was killed by a drome was
linked to a terrorist group. Now Nell (Renee Felice Smith) need her
drone expertise to prevent a disaster.
10 p.m., NBC. Red heads to Moscow with his former nemesis Berlin
(Peter Stormare), who has been manipulated by someone else. Alan Alda
is back as Fitch, another enemy. Also, Liz struggles to keep her
secret from getting out.