“Home Free,” 8 p.m., Fox.
If you missed this
show's debut on an overcrowded Wednesday, catch it on this thoroughly
undercrowded night. “Home Free” is a huge leap from Fox's
We meet nine likable
duos, each desperate to be the one that wins a gorgeous home. First,
they link to remodel a standard house, under the skilled eye of Mike
Holmes ... who must eliminate one duo each week. The catch: Those
“losers” don't realize they've won the house they just worked on.
The final minutes of the show, as that begins to sink in, are a total
“Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration
With the LA Phil,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
The first few
minutes of this concert show us the stunning range of composer John
Williams. First is a blast of trumpets and the rousing theme to the
1984 Olympics; then comes the haunting pain of Itzhak Perlman's
violin, with music from “Schindler's List.”
Some viewers will
consider Perlman's segment a tad slow, but stick around. Soon,
conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharonic have the
jazzy joy of “Catch Me If You Can,” then the booming sounds of
“ET” and “Star Wars” and such, plus a children's chorus
soaring with “Amistad.”
ALTERNATIVE: “The Terminator” (1984), 8 p.m., BBC America, and
For all the
commotion of its sequels, this original “Terminator” – smaller
and tauter – remains a classic. Now it leads a packed movie night,
at 8 p.m. on cable.
There are laughs
with “Ghostbusters” (1984) on IFC, hugs with “The Blind Side”
(2009) on TNT and screams with “Scream 2” (1997) on MTV. Also,
Starz has the animated “Big Hero 6” (2014).
More movies, cable.
If you're looking for large-scale adventure, there are two more
choices, from top directors. Chris Columbus' “Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets” (2002) is 7-10 p.m. on ABC Family; Tim Burton's
“Alice in Wonderland” (2010) is 9-11:30 p.m. on TBS.
p.m., CBS. Launching a night of CBS reruns, Kitty is beginning to
crumble as her danger grows. As Sherlock tries to help, we learn
about the start of her relationship as his protege.
9 p.m., CBS. When a neurosurgeon is killed, the case leads to the
disappearance of four reform-school boys, 40 years ago. Also,
McGarrett's car has been stolen.
Live,” 9 p.m., Fox. Well, it's not live any more, but it was on
Tuesday. This reruns the debut, with Ryan Seacrest hosting a show
that surprises strangers with gifts and opportunities.
series finale, 9 p.m., CW. It's time for the Messengers to battle the
10 p.m., CBS. When Jamie intervenes in an abusive relationship, he
becomes the guy's target. Meanwhile, his dad (the police
commissioner) faces the fall-out from insensitive remarks that were
made by his own father (the former commissioner) and leaked to the
Alaska” debut, 10:03 p.m., History. Every year, this channel says,
4,000 people disappear in Alaska; most are never found. In the
northwest part of the state, one region is even compared to the
Bermuda Triangle, with exotic explanations. In this series, experts