“Glee,” 9 p.m., Fox; or “Pitch Perfect” (2012), 8:30 p.m.,
Sure, “Glee” is
fading, now a tiny blip on the ratings radar. Still, it had a huge
impact, spurring interest in musicals, glee clubs and more. That
includes “Pitch Perfect,” the popular college-choral-group movie
starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and more.
pushes toward its March 20 finale. During a Burt Bacharach week,
Mercedes tries to nudge Rachel back to New York; Brittany and Santana
hope to do some family convincing.
“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
The team faces a
powerful – and unseen – criminal. Kono (Grace Park) learns the
villain's identity and soon is fighting for her life.
Also, Kono may break
up with Adam because of his family's past crime ties. And Michael
Imperioli (“Sopranos”) begins a multi-episode stay as a former
New York mobster with a Hawaiian hair solon.
ALTERNATIVE: “Banshee,” 10 p.m., Cinemax.
shoot-em-up ferocity, this may be the biggest TV hour ever. A cascade
of firepower leads to some wrenching, up-close violence. There are
gripping visuals and richly developed characters.
Chayton and his
Redbone band attack the police station with a cascade of bullets.
Inside is the sheriff, his ex-lover deputy (who has just learned he's
an ex-con with a fake identity), more deputies and prisoners – most
of them nasty and Proctor worse. Then there's a former (maybe) Nazi;
it's a lethal mix.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Shakespeare Uncovered,” 9 and 10 p.m., PBS
(check local listings).
These hours are
hosted by Morgan Freeman and David Harewood, reminding us that
Shakespeare is no longer whites-only. They discuss “The Taming of
the Shrew” and “Othello,” which they starred in.
was the first black actor to play Othello for the National Theatre in
England. Until then, the role went to whites in blackface –
including, Harewood says, the “utterly ridiculous” make-up
Laurence Olivier had in a 1965 movie. That aside, these hours offer
entertaining looks at opposite plays – a broad, brash “Shrew”
by a playwright in his 20s, a brooding tragedy a decade later.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. A neighbor's security camera causes Mike to
fume about privacy issues ... until the footage shows him that one of
his daughters misbehaved.
p.m., ABC. Cristela has a chance to be her boss' temporary secretary
– which means actually getting paid. But is that really better than
being an unpaid law intern?
“12 Monkeys,” 9
p.m., Syfy. For way too much of this hour, the show skips its crucial
time – 2015, when Cole (a time-traveler) and Dr. Railly try to
prevent a devastating plague. Instead, we flash to his future –
2035 (on the run) and 2043 (with the time-machine scientists). Those
moments help define the relationship between Cole, a hardened
pragmatist, and Ramse, his friend and moral compass.
10 p.m., CBS. A big-money building had set aside one-fifth of its
apartments for modest-income people. Now one has been killed; Danny
and Baez investigate.
“Gone With the
Wind” (1939), 10 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. The greatest movie
year ever, many people say, was 1939. Here are examples -- “Wuthering
Heights” at 8 p.m. ET, then “Wind” and (at 2 a.m. ET) “The
Man in the Iron Mask.”