“Landmarks Live,” 9 p.m., PBS.
Leaping around the
music universe, this new series puts popular performers in logical
settings. The opener had Alicia Keys in New York; summer will have
six concerts, starting with Andrea Bocelli in Italy. And tonight,
it's Brad Paisley with an outdoor concert in his native West
Paisley is your
all-purpose country star. He can be funny one moment -- “Alcohol,”
“Celebrity,” “Online,” “The Fishin' Song” -- and deeply
emotional the next, from “Whiskey Lullaby” to “Welcolme to the
Future.” He's had three Grammys, 14 Country Music Association
awards and a lot to sing about.
II: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” 9 p.m., CW.
What happens if two
colleagues suddenly have a long kiss in a stalled elevator? Rebecca
takes the Rebecca-ish route – she moves up her wedding date with
Josh and throws herself into frantic activity. Her boss takes a
different approach – obsessing on a “cleansing” drink that
mostly has him pass gas.
This creates lots of
room for sight gags, some of them rather childish. But as Rebecca
swirls about – simultaneously the bride, maid-of-honor, wedding
planner and more – we do get some funny chaos.
ALTERNATIVE: “Z: The Beginning of Everything” debut, any time,
Zelda Sayre had just
turned 18, a judge's daughter in Montgomery, Ala. She drank, danced,
smoked, flirted, savored attention; still, she also savored words and
books and ideas. F. Scott Fitzgerald was 21, a Princeton drop-out
from Minnesota; an Army lieutenant, he vowed to be a great writer.
Their romance and
marriage would both nourish his career and sabotage it. We know that
the story will end with alcoholism, drugs and schizophrenia. Still,
the early phase – played by David Hoflin and a chaming Christina
Ricci – is great fun to watch.
p.m., CBS. A night of reruns begins with the U.S. embassy in Latvia
being overrun; fortunately, Mac has a chisel and a matchbook. Also,
his friend (Justin Hires) finally knows his secrets.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Mike (Tim Allen) wishes his two sons-in-law
knew how to fix things; his solution is to pit them against each
other. Meanwhile, his youngest daughter is unsettled when her
boyfriend says he loves her.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. Ken's diagnosis could keep a high school basketball star
from playing in the big game. Meanwhile, Pat shows Ken's wife his
9 p.m., Fox. There's a monster (not an elected one) in Washington,
9 p.m., NBC. Last week, Dorothy risked everything to save a little
girl. The kid and Lucas got free, but Dortohy's been captured by the
vengeful West. That sets up this hour, which pushes TV's obsession
with torture ... but leads to a key meeting at the end of the hour.
9 p.m., CBS. In last year's Valentine's Day episode, a double murder
(linked to marital infidelity) leads people to recall their past
10 p.m., CBS. This year's season-opener found Danny in deep trouble:
A lawyer (Michael Implerioli) had new evidence against him in the
shooting of a serial killer.