MUST-RECORD: “The Godfather” (1972), 7 p.m., AMC; and/or “The
Wizard of Oz” (1939), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies.
At first glance,
these have nothing in common. One has mobsters seeking money and
power; the other has good souls seeking a brain, a heart and a way
back to Kansas.
Still, they share
what's important – great quality. The American Film Institute puts
“Godfather” at No. 2 all-time (behind only “Citizen Kane”)
and “Oz” at No. 10; in different ways, both are remarkable.
(for some): “Grimm,” 8 p.m., NBC.
The trouble with a
walk-through mirror is that it might be two-way. Sure, we can stroll
through it to visit the underworld, but what if someone from that
world comes here, flashing green eyes and waving a semi-animated
stick? That happens tonight, setting up next week's series finale.
Along the way, there
is death, gore, fear – this is not for kids – and a dab of
reality. Giving her daughter some protective powder, Adalind says to
think of it as fairy dust. The girl promptly remind her that “fairies
aren't real.” No, just witches, werewolves, beasts and sticks that
turn into snakes.
II: “Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration” and “American Masters:
Norman Lear,” 9 and 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
For a couple
decades, situation comedies tended to be bad or bland. Exceptions --
“Lucy,” “Dick Van Dyke” -- were rare, Then everything
changed: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted in September of
1970, Lear's “All in the Family” came four months later. Each
launched a TV force.
Lear kept turning
out smart sitcoms; the MTM, company, led by Moore's then-husband
Grant Tinker, did the same, then added great dramas. For a time, they
elevated the TV experience. Now PBS reruns a 2015 portrait of Moore
(who died Jan. 25 at 80) and a 2016 one of Lear, still working at 94.
ALTERNATIVE: Basketball, 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET, CBS; 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.,
As the tourney trims
to eight teams, TBS has the ones that pulled upsets. At 7:15, South
Carolina (seeded 7th in its 16-team region) faces Baylor
(3rd); at 9:45, Wisconsin (seeded 8th) faces
CBS, by comparison,
has the teams we expected. At 9:30, there's a collision of the two
winningest schools in tourney history, UCLA (11 championships) and
Kentucky (eight). At 7, North Carolina (with five titles, tied for
third with Indiana and Duke) faces newcomer Butler.
8 p.m., CW. In last week's season-opener, we saw Klaus still chained
in the dungeon by Marcel. Now his siblings are cured and awake; they
join Hayley's effort to save him.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Mike feels it's time for the newlyweds to
move out; then he learns something that gives him second thoughts.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. When Clark and Connor plan a surprise wedding, the event
soon grows. There's music by the band Train; there's also a trick to
get Allison to come.
“Reign,” 9 p.m.,
CW. In Scotland, Mary ponders the political repercussions if she
marries Lord Darnley. And in France, King Charles has disappeared,
leaving his mother to salvage things.
9:01 p.m., Fox. After getting an advance glimpse of a world ruled by
Dreyfuss, the team scrambles to stop the billionaire mad man from
coming to power.
p.m., CMT. Here are two talented musicians who have made mid-career
adjustments. Once known for Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker
went country; once known as Johnny Cougar, John Mellencamp developed
a deeper, more personal style of music.