TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Live From Lincoln Center,” 9 p.m., PBS
(check local listings).
Patina Miller, it seems, can do it all. She’s known for
belting Broadway tunes – a Tony nomination in “Sister Act,” then a Tony win in
“Pippin.” But she also sings jazz and gospel and rhythm-and-blues and more. And
setting the music aside, she’ll be Commander Paylor in the next “Hunger Games”
At 29, she’s a star to some people and unknown to others.
Tonight, she gets a concert special.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: Basketball, 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS.
Here’s the second of two nights that trim the NCAA field
from 16 teams to eight.
CBS starts with Tennessee and Michigan, then follows with an
intra-state battle between Kentucky and Louisville at about 9:45 p.m. TBS has
the others – Connecticut and Iowa State at 7:27 p.m. ET, Virginia and Michigan
State at 9:57. Tonight’s winners collide Sunday, for two of the spots in the
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Helix” season-finale, 10 p.m., Syfy.
The frigid portions of this series ends big, if not
To her astonishment, Julia Walker (a Centers for Disease
Control scientist) has found herself in the Arctic Circle with, among others, her
mother, father and ex-husband, plus one serum that could destroy mankind and
another that could save it. But there are few true heroes here, except for that
ex-husband (Billy Campbell); even his brother is shaky. That leads to a big
finish that we found to be so-so.
Other choices include:
Movies, 7:30 and 8 p.m., cable. The original Harry Potter
film (2001) is at 7:30 p.m. on ABC Family. There are more box-office winners at
8, one animated – “Tangled” (2010), Disney – and many high-octane – “Star Trek”
(2009) on FX, “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) on Bravo and “X2” (2003) on
“Rake,” 8 p.m., Fox. Keegan defends Mikki’s former pimp,
accused of attacking an agent who is so influential that people refuse to be
“Last Man Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. After some shaky years in
school, Mandy shines in fashion design … but startles her parents with her next
plan. Soon, the family is filled with clashing opinions.
“The Neighbors,” 8:31 p.m., ABC. Have these
neighbors-from-outer-space become too cozy with the Earthling ways? Larry’s
father sends an imposing figure to possibly take control.
“Enlisted,” 9 p.m., Fox. Pete must rescue his soldiers, who
were tricked by the lieutenant.
“Raising Hope,” 9:30 p.m., Fox. Michael Rapaport – a
terrific villain on “Justified” – steps over to the comedy side here. He moves
in, to see if the family is worthy to adopt a dog.
“Vice,” 10 p.m., HBO. After last week’s compelling view of
glacier-melts in Greenland (bringing a deadly rise in ocean levels) and slavery
in Pakistan, this half-hour has other contentious subjects. One report views
the effects of drone strikes in Afganistan; another views the extremes taken to
get scrap metal.
“Hannibal,” 10:01, NBC. Still behind bars, Will is desperate
top stop Hanibal Lecter. His attempt to stir vigilante action sends Alana and Jack
rushing to stop him.