New line-up, 8-11 p.m., ABC.
In a late change,
ABC has re-arranged its weekend, even splitting up the two
documentary series from its news division. “Boston EMS” slides to
10 p.m. today; the excellent “Save My Life, Boston Trauma” goes
to 10:01 p.m. Sunday.
The rest of tonight
(8-10 p.m.) will now have “Celebrity Family Feud” reruns. The
show was a surprise ratings hit on Sundays ... but surrender that
slot to “Bachelor in Paradise.” Tonight, it includes football
families -- Rob Gronkowski vs. Holly Robinson Peete and her husband
Rodney, an ex-quarterback.
... which just lost
its Sunday spot, now filled by all those lusty bachelors.(TV column
“Aquarius.” 9 p.m. Saturday, NBC.
With only three
episodes left, this so-so show stirs up some family links. Charlie
Manson confronts his mom, in wretchedly overheated scenes; Hodiak
(David Duchovny) deals with his wayward dad and his earnest-but-AWOL
son. And a Black Panther leader faces a family tragedy.
including one of the Manson girls (a fragile teen) leading a break-in
at the home of a rich neighbor. Blunt and inept, “Aquarius” was
exiled from Thursdays to Saturdays, where it at least offers an
alternative to reality and reruns.
ALTERNATIVE: “Birdman” (2014), 8 p.m. and midnight, HBO.
Few people saw
“Birdman” in theaters, but many saw it at awards time. It won
Oscars for best picture, director, script and cinematography; it also
had five more nominations, including actors Michael Keaton, Edward
Norton and Emma Stone.
That highlights a
film in which the parts are better than the whole. The story -- a
former star scrambles for a theater project – is OK, although a
supernatural touch doesn't add much. The rest – the performances,
the dialog and the energetic filming style – are brilliant and
8 p.m. CBS. Now we go all the way back to the pilot film. Content
with her life as a college professor with a sturdy husband (Tim Daly)
and kids, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) is suddenly asked to return to
Washington and become secretary of state.
“Cedar Cove,” 8
p.m., Hallmark. Setting up next week's two-hour episode, the gap
grows between Olivia and Jack, who tried to cover up his alcohol
relapse. He decides to give her some space.
More movies, cable.
As the baseball season heats up, fans will enjoy “Moneyball”
(2011), at 8 and 11 p.m. on FXX; it's boosted by Aaron Sorkin's sharp
script and Brad Pitt's performance. At 10 p.m., choose between gifted
actresses – Jennifer Lawrence in “Hunger Games” (2012) on ABC
Family or Julia Roberts' nuanced, breakthrough performance in “Mystic
Pizza” (1988) on Pop.
“Hell on Wheels,”
9 p.m., AMC, rerunning at 10. Cullen had warned that there would be
trouble because of the mis-treatment of Chinese railroad workers. Now
violence erupts in Chinatown.
“Power,” 9 p.m.,
Starz, rerunning at 10 p.m. and 11:05. Ghost is squeezed on two sides
– battling a rival drug cartel and facing Angela's expanding
p.m., NBC. Desperate to catch serial-killer Francis Dolarhyde, Will
tries two risky things – confering with Hannibal Lecter and
imagining himself in Dolarhyde's psyche.
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Reese Witherspoon hosts this rerun, with
music from Florence and the Machine.