“Hairspray” (2007), 8-10 p.m., ABC.
It's been quite a
journey for this tale – from low-budget 1988 movie to 2002 Broadway
hit (winner of eight Tonys, including best musical) and then back to
a movie again.
At each step were
gifted people. John Waters wrote and directed the original, recalling
the early rock scene of his Baltimore boyhood. Marc Shaiman and Scott
Wittman (the “Smash” composers) wrote the zesty Broadway music.
Director Adam Shankman gave the second movie a vibrant feel. The
casting of John Travolta didn't work, but others – Zac Efron, Queen
Latifah, newcomer Nikki Blonsky – are great.
Football, 4:20 p.m. ET, ESPN, and 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC.
First is more proof
that life is not fair: While one team with a 10-6 record (the Eagles)
failed to reach the play-offs, the Carolina Panthers won their
division with a losing mark (7-8-1). That even gives them home-field
advantage against the Arizona Cardinals (11-5).
The second game has
division rivals colliding for the third time, with the Baltimore
Ravens (10-6) at Pittsburgh (11-5). The other first-round games are
ALTERNATIVE: Movies, 7 and 9 p.m., Hallmark.
Now that the
Christmas deluge is done, Hallmark has its pre-Valentine burst of
romance. That starts with a rerun of “My Boyfriends' Dogs”
(2014), an amiable oddity about a young woman (Erika Christensen) who
has trouble with guys, but not with their dogs.
Then is the new
“Surprised By Love.” Hilarie Burton plays someone with second
thoughts – about life and romance – during her parents' 40th
anniversary. Tim Conway plays her grandfather.
“The Queen of
Versailles” (2012), 7-9 p.m., CNBC. This excellent documentary
provides a vivid portrait of a boom-and-bust economy. In Florida, a
family is building a 90,000-square-foot mansion, patterned after
Versailles. Then money problems begin.
Orleans,” 8 p.m., CBS. New Orleans' cemeteries generally look
creepy in movies, but in this rerun, there's more: On Halloween, the
body of a JAG officer is found there; she's in a Victorian costume,
with fang punctures on her neck.
“Bones,” 8 p.m.,
Fox. In a rerun, the team finds bad things about the murder victim
and his boss (Gil Bellows), the heads a big-time hedge fund.
9 p.m., Fox. This rerun has Abbie and Ichabod seeking the ultimate
weapon – the Sword of Methuselah – to kill Moloch.
9 p.m., CBS. There really aren't many drownings in the Las Vegas
desert. In a rerun, the team investigates some of those suspicious
“The Missing,” 9
p.m., Starz, reruns at 10:05 and 11:10. This compelling story is now
a week from its finale. In current time, the divorced Tony and Emily
get a small clue about their son. And flashing back to 2009, their
marriage wobbling three years after his disappearance, a new case
stirs their interest.
Live,” late, NBC. Woody Harrelson hosts this rerun, with music from
Kendrick Lamar. Officially, this is listed at 11:29 p.m. PT and
midnight ET; the latter could be much later, however, depending on