“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS.
With high ratings
and a low profile, this solid show is sometimes overlooked. Now it
detours slightly from its crime-of-the week habit; a two-parter
(concluding next week) ends the season.
When someone close
to him is gunned down, the police commissioner (Tom Selleck) puts his
entire department into action; His son (Donnie Wahlberg) starts by
questioning Mario Hunt. Guest stars include Cliff (Method Man) Smith
as Hunt and Dennis Haysbert as the deputy chief.
“The Messengers,” 9 p.m., CW.
Last week's opener
was compelling and confusing, while introducing mismatched people.
There was a nurse and a preacher, an undercover cop in mid-crisis and
a 6-year-old girl in a coma. An astronomer was bright-eyed, hoping
she'll track aliens; a teen swimmer was gloomy, ducking his
Then each was struck
by an invisible force after a meteor landed. Each seemed to die ...
and then to recover. Now each heads to Houston; so does an ominous
guy, played by Diogo Morgado – who's fresh from being Jesus in the
“Bible” mini-series and movie; tonight, we'll start to learn what
this is about.
ALTERNATIVE: “Voces,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
For most actors,
life is a juggling act; for the five women who dubbed “Desperate
Housewives” into Spanish, that's magnified. Some are divorced; one
is a young widow. They've moved far from their homes -- Mexico,
Venezuela, Uruguay – and faced Hollywood's assumptions about
These are talented
people. Two are singers, one does comedy. One has an Emmy (for PBS'
“Story Time”); one has voiced 1,000 characters, another has
ranged from Barbie to Minnie Mouse. Still, this stylish film shows
one being evicted from her home and another retreating to her home
Battle,” 8 p.m., CW. In the ancient past, barbers settled for
flat-tops and crew-cuts; now they're expected to be artists and
masters of verbal jibes. In tonight's OK episode, Cedric the
Entertainer is in Texas, watching haircuts that create wrestling
masks and wanted posters.
“Night at the
Museum 2” (2009), 8-10 p.m., Fox. The original had a clever idea,
with Ben Stiller as a museum security guard, unaware that the
exhibits come alive at night. This sequel moves things to the
Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., with a big supporting cast led by
Robin Williams and Owen Wilson.
More movies, cable.
Here are three delights: “Enchanted” (2007, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Family) has a cartoon princess become a live-action Amy Adams. “Fast
Times at Ridgemont High” (1983, 9 p.m., IFC) is a teen classic;
“North by Northwest” (1959, 10 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies) is
a Hitchcock gem.
“Bruce Jenner –
The Interview,” 9-11 p.m., ABC. Diane Sawyer interviews the former
Olympic champion (and former Kardashian stepfather), who is
reportedly transitioning into being female.
9 p.m., CBS. Think of this as the dark side of “The Hangover” and
“Grown Ups.” After partying hard, three guys – Jaleel White,
Kevin Farley (Chris' brother) and Pauly Shore – wake up with
hangovers and with a woman's body in their suite. They try to
remember what happened.
Ballroom Challenge,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). This
three-week competition is hosted by former champions Mary Murphy (“So
You Think You Can Dance”) and Tony Meredith.
“Lost Girl,” 10
p.m., Syfy. Trying to rescue her giddy friend, Bo has plunged into
Hell, where she has a showdown. That follows the 9 p.m. “Bitten,”
with a reluctant merging of witches and werewolves.