Olympics, all day, NBC and cable.
Cable stays live and
varies by time zone. The NBC Sports Network starts at 9 a.m. ET,
Bravo at 9:30, MSNBC at noon, USA at 3 p.m. and CNBC at 5. An easier
route is to stick to NBC, which juggles between live and tape. That's
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight and 12:30 to 5 a.m.; prime time
is led by swimming, men's gymnastics and a women's beach volleyball
game with the U.S. and Australia.
“Rush Hour,” 8 p.m. CBS or 8 p.m. ET, IFC.
You can choose your
silliness, old or new.
Cable has the
original pairing of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, in “Rush Hour 3”
(2007). CBS gives those same mismatched-cop roles to JonFoo and
Justin Hires. In a new episode tonight, they respond to a hostage
crisis in a concert hall.
ALTERNATIVE: “Boston EMS,” 10 p.m., ABC.
Rob and Kim Stearns
link their work and their lives; married to each other, they also
share an ambulance, as emergency medical technicians. Tonight, they
pull a man from a frigid river.
Randall and Terry Mentele try to calm a 6-year-old who fractured his
arm falling out of bed. John Cotter responts to a fire that started
when someone forgot to extinguish a scented candle.
ALTERNATIVE II: Football Hall of Fame ceremony, 7-10 p.m. ET, ESPN.
quarterbacks – Brett Favre and Kenny Stabler – will be inducted,
plus Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Dick Stanfel, coach
Tony Dungy and owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
One sobering note:
After Stabler's death (at 69, of colon cancer), doctors found
substantial concussion-type damage to his brain. For a deeper look at
that issue, catch Will Smith's superb performance in “Concussion,”
at 6:55 p.m. on Starz.
Movie” (2015), 7 p.m., HBO. This leads a busy night for animated
movies. At 6 p.m., the Cartoon Network has “Alvin and the
Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” (2011) ... At 7, FX Movies has “Despicable
Me 2” (2013) ... And at 8, AMC has “Monsters vs. Aliens”
8 and 9 p.m., Fox. An intriguing season is getting a second run, this
time on Saturdays. Tonight, we learn why Jason Higgins was chosen as
the eventual leader of this contained community. Theo (Jason Patric)
tries to learn why he was chosen as the doctor. And Nurse Pam is
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. When Kristen is employee of the month, Kyle
has trouble being happy for her. Also, Mike (Tim Allen, reflecting
his old “Home Improvement” days) builds a shed for his wife.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. Juggling laughs and sentiment semi-successfully, this
rerun has an old comedian who's desperate to do his next job despite
Beyond Borders,” 9 p.m., CBS. In this rerun, a honeymoon in Belize
has gone badly. These two Americans (Autumn Reeser and Gil McKinney)
have been kidnapped.
10 p.m. ET, IFC. Here's a dandy romp – Keanu Reeves and Sandra
Bullock in a bus that will explode if it goes below 50 miles an hour.