(Please note that some stations will be replacing network shows with the Children's
Miracle Network telethon)
“Grey's Anatomy” (8 p.m.) and “In an Instant” (9-11 p.m.),
First is the famous
– infamous? -- episode that had “Grey's” fans buzzing or
growling. Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) responds to an
accident, leading to big events; the result is polarizing.
Then ABC has brought
back a well-made series that mixes re-enactments and first-person
accounts. Tonight's story involves a near-death experience in a silo.
“The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” 8-10 p.m., Lifetime;
Monroe's life had an
epic quality, with dizzying highs – superstardom, big-name husbands
and lovers – and lows. This mini-series barely skims the highs,
giving us few glimpses of the Marilyn people loved.
It does, however,
vividly view the lows. We see her mom (superbly played by Susan
Sarandon) as unable to grasp reality or parenthood. We see her
guardian (Emily Watson) as cold and stern. And we see Monroe (Kelli
Garner) as delusional, convinced that John Kennedy will leave his
wife for her.
ALTERNATIVE: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), 8 p.m. ET, Turner
innocence and Southern rage, this has become one of Hollywood's most
esteemed films. In 1998, the American Film Institute listed it as the
34th-best American movie ever; nine years later, it upped
that to No. 25. There were Oscars for Gregory Peck and for Horton
Lee never published another novel; she wrote and abandoned one, which
is now set to reach stores in July. Also, star Mary Badham stopped
acting four years later, at 14. For others – Robert Duvall (in his
film debut), Brock Peters, Peck – this was a peak in long movie
ALTERNATIVE II: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 8
The starpower is
impressive. Ringo Starr (previously inducted with the Beatles) is
added individually, with Bill Withers, Green Day, Joan Jett and the
Paul Butterfield Blues Band, plus, posthumously, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray
Vaughn and the Royales. Beyond that are the night's performers.
McCartney with Starr, Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus with Jett, Stevie
Wonder and John Legend singing to Withers. There's a big finish with
all of them, plus Beck, Zak Brown and more.
p.m. to 12:15 a.m., Starz. A seven-hour rerun marathon leads to the 9
p.m. season-finale (rerunning at 10:05 and 11:10), as friends try to
rescue Jamie and restore his shattered body and psyche.
Warrior” and “The Island,” 8 and 10 p.m., NBC. The macho Monday
line-up gets a quick rerun. In the “Ninja” season-opener, people
tackle an obstacle course; in the “Island” debut, guys begin a
28-day ordeal, given no help with food or survival.
Interest,” 8 p.m., CBS. This rerun catches team members at a tough
point. To avoid detection by Samaritan, they take new identities and
try to ignore the numbers from the machine.
“When Calls the
Heart,” 8 p.m., Hallmark. In their frontier town, Elizabeth gets
upsetting news from back home and Abigail tries to adjust to the fact
that Bill implied (incorrectly) that his wife is dead.
p.m., CBS. Sherlock hates the notion of anyone – or any thing –
being smarter than he is. In this rerun, he's suppsed to probe the
theft of artificial-intelligence software; instead, he seems to
obsess on proving it doesn't work.
Domination,” 11 p.m. to midnight, Fox. On Sunday, Fox will debut a
clever half-hour series, “Golan the Insatiable.” Before that, you
can see the 15-minute films that came first. Here are four of them,
with Dylan – goth, grim and 9 years old – accidentally calling up
a fierce spirit.