TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Suburgatory,” 8:30 p.m., ABC.
Reactions to break-ups vary, in this funny episode.
George is taking his break-up with Dallas badly. He’s in the
drive-through line (without a car) of a hamburger stand at 9 a.m.; even the
dog-walker says he needs a bath and a de-lousing.
Meanwhile, his daughter Tessa claims she’s calm about her
break-up with Ryan. Now Ryan is visiting home; his mom is giddy, his sister
fumes and Tessa starts to crumble.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Top Chef,” 10 p.m., Bravo.
Last week’s episode (rerunning at 9 p.m.) trimmed the field
to three. Now the total nudges back to four, when an Online winner is added.
They head to Hawaii, for a shot at next week’s finale. It
won’t be easy; the creations must include Spam.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond” deut,
10 p.m., BBC America.
Long before he wrote the James Bond novels, we’re told, Ian
Fleming was drifting. His brother was earnest and successful; Fleming was
encased in alcohol and empty romances.
Then World War II brought accidental shots at heroism. It’s
an interesting story that has an OK start tonight, then gets better over the
next three Wednesdays. Dominic Cooper stars, with Lara Pulver as the elegant socialite
he lusted for and Annabelle Wallis as the prototype for the “Bond girl” ideal.
Other choices include:
“Goldfinger” (1964), 7:30-10 p.m., BBC America. The third
Bond film – and the first to have a sleek, glittery feel – gets us in the mood
for the Fleming mini-series that follows.
“American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. The auditions round wraps
up today and Thursday.
“Revolution,” 8 p.m., NBC. Monroe, Rachel and Conner head
out on a dangerous adventure.
“Nature,” 8 p.m., PBS. On an Indonesian island, the crested
black macaque is ready for stardom. Called “the funkiest monkey,” it has a
great look and warm emotions. But as the human population grows, this well-made
(if over-talky) film says, the macaque population has shrunk 90 percent in 25
Can’t-see: “Who the
(bleep) is Arthur Fogel?” Bizarrely, Epix yanked this rock-promoter documentary,
just two days before it was scheduled to air. The new airdate is March 19.
“Modern Family,” 9
p.m., ABC. This rerun catches the first day of high school for Manny and Luke.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 p.m., NBC. A teen
is missing and her boyfriend is a suspect.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” 10 p.m., CBS. In a rerun,
Ellie and Morgan are kidnapped.
“Workaholics,” 10 p.m., Comedy Central. “Do you know how
idiotic this is?” one woman asks, late in this episode. “Workaholics” has,
again, taken idiocy to an unpleasant extreme. The only reason to watch is to
keep the set warm for the promising “Broad City,” at 10:30.
“The Fashion Fund,” 10 p.m., Ovation. Last week’s opener
introduced a real-life program, choosing 10 designers to work with fashion’s
best. Now they nervously bring final presentations to the committee.