“Cedar Cove,” 8-10 p.m., Hallmark.
On a night when many
networks retreat, Hallmark tries harder. It has a fresh, two-hour
episode of a show that putS likable people in gorgeous settings, for
In this seaside
town, Olivia (Andie MacDowell) invites friends to a dinner to welcome
the new district attorney (Colin Ferguson). The timing is shaky: Her
brother is seething and her relationship with her boyfriend is
wobbling. Meanwhile, her friend Grace reaches a key decision, Luke
learns a secret about Justine and Warren's wife wants a divorce. Life
is complicated, it seems.
II: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Jim Carrey started
his TV career mastering sketch comedy on “In Living Color.”
Still, he's only had three scattered times hosting “Saturday Night
Live” -- in 1996, in 2011 and this one.
It aired Oct. 25,
promoting Carrey's “Dumb and Dumber” sequel. Iggy Azalea is the
ALTERNATIVE: “Aquarius,” 9 p.m., NBC.
Think of this show
as the precise opposite of “Cedar Cove”; it's a dark, dreary
world with bad people on both sides of the law. Tonight, Hodiak
(David Duchovny) and other cops track someone who's been killing
gays. Also, a record producer takes a fresh interest in Charlie
second-to-last episode, but no one seems to be in a hurry to show (or
see) the last one. NBC will pause for gymnastics next Saturday, with
“Aquarius” concluding a week later.
“Home Free,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. Here are two reruns – first a
light game show and then a surprisingly good home-improvement show
... with couples unaware that they'll win one of the houses they're
8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, an artist targets couples in Oahu; a federal
official (Melina Kanakaredes, formerly of “CSI:NY”) arrives from
California to help the probe. Two athletes -- golfer Michelle Wie and
former martial-arts champion Randy Couture – are also guest stars.
“Running Wild With
Bear Grylls,” 8 p.m., NBC. Ed Helms admits he's afraid of heights.
In this rerun, alas, he faces steep cliffs and crumbling rocks in the
“Power,” 9 p.m.,
Starz. A week from the season-finale, we find that Ghost's drug
empire is wobbling. Tommy, his friend and business partner, is in
jail and being pressured to testify.
“Boston EMS,” 10
p.m., ABC. The two medical shows from ABC News keep being shuffled
around, until viewers aren't sure what's when. In a late change, ABC
has moved this show back an hour ... and moved the other one (“Save
My Life, Boston Trauma”) to 10:01 p.m. Sunday.
p.m., NBC. Even behind bars, Hannibal Lecter is a key figure. Francis
Dolarhyde, the “Red Dragon” killer, finds ways to communicate
with him. Will Graham – trying to catch Dolarhyde – feels drawn
to Lecter; he confers with Bedelia (Gillian Anderson), who knows the