Jimmy Kimmel post-Oscar show, 8 p.m., ABC.
Some of the best
Oscar-night humor came long after the show had ended. The Oscarcast
was strong on music, but surprisingly weak on humor; afterward,
Kimmel's special (which reruns here) perked things up. “Lie Witness
News” is so-so, but the two-part “Kimmel School of Perfect
Acting” is a gem.
Kimmel teaches Eddie
Remayne how to say “Hello, I'm a fancy British man” .... And Matt
Damon how to be a chair and a lamp. He demands that Sean Penn make
love to the camera (literally) and Susan Sarandon fill a pitcher with
tears. (“Tilda Swinton would have filled three or four.”) It's
“Shania: Still the One,” 9 p.m., ABC.
When Shania Twain
created her Las Vegas show, she didn't settle for country casual. She
included a 13-piece band, dancers, horses, a flying motorcycle and
In December, Twain
wrapped up a two-year run that included 105 shows. This special
combines performances and background footage of the preparations.
ALTERNATIVE: “Good Witch” series debut, 8 p.m., Hallmark,
rerunning at 10.
There is a worthy
goal that more shows should try: Create a fictional town, flesh out
its people, tell human stories that don't lean much on cops and
hospitals. Such shows (“Northern Exposure,” “Avonlea,” etc.),
are rare; now (with “Cedar Cove” and “When Calls the Heart”)
Hallmark has its third.
In seven amiable
movies (five of which rerun now, starting at 10 a.m.), Cassie
(Catherine Bell) showed a small dose of witch-ly powers and great
doses of goodness, Now she's widowed, with a teen, two grown
step-kids ... and a doctor (James Denton) moving next door. It's
gentle, mild and fairly pleasant.
“Jaws” (1975), 6
p.m., AMC. A strong movie night starts early, with this classic and
with “The Fugitive” (1993) at 6:15 p.m. on Sundance. There's
more, including “A River Runs Through It,” beautifully directed
by Robert Redford, at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies.
Hockey, 8 p.m. ET,
NBC. Yes, hockey (Rangers at Flyers) in prime time, on NBC, which
next week has boxing. Both are usually confined to the NBC Sports
Network ... which tonight has soccer.
“Motown 25,” 8
p.m., PBS (check local listings). On the final day of Black History
Month – and one of the first days of pledge drives – many
stations are rerunning this 1983 classic. It opened with Smokey
Robinson, closed with the Supremes and had other greats in-between,
including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Temptations
and (doing his first TV “moonwalk”) Michael Jackson.
Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, somet important software has
been stolen and the lead engineer's 10-year-old daughter is missing.
She's someone Sam previously guarded in Saudia Arabia.
p.m., Fox. This rerun finds a way to cut through Backstrom's icy
facade: His former fiance (well-played by Sarah Chalke) arrives to
head the Civilian Oversight Committee.
9 p.m., Fox. A rerun of the Dec. 1 episode offers a battle between
good and evil.
“Black Sails,” 9
p.m., Starz. Juggling a precarious peace on her island, Eleanor
brokers a deal.
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Dakota Johnson grew up around Hollywood
fame, via her parents (Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith), grandmother
(Tippi Hedren) and stepfather (Antonio Banderas). She showed a nimble
comedy touch with “Ben and Kate,” then tured serious with “Fifty
Shades of Grey.” Now she's back on the light side, hosting “SNL,”
with music from Alabama Shakes.