TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox.
For its 100h episode, “Glee” goes with big – and
familiar – music. Viewers chose the show’s 10 best songs, now a reunion has
people doing new versions of songs others did earlier.
The New York people (Rachel, Kurt, Santana) are back. So are
other grads (Quinn, Puck, Mercedes, Brittany), guest stars (Gwyneth Paltrow,
Kristin Chenoweth) and current glee-clubbers.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Growing Up Fisher,” 9:31 p.m., NBC.
Mel (J.K. Simmons) clearly has trust issues; he’s blind, but
doesn’t trust his guide dog. Do we really expect him to trust his teen daughter
His ex-wife is more trusting, which may be a problem. (Did
we mention that Katie is a teen-ager?) That leads to funny moments, in an
episode that also has Henry get a glimpse at his friend’s family.
“Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,” 8 p.m., ABC.
There are good reasons to resent this special -- an hour-long
commercial for Marvel movies, with other commercials tucked inside. People keep
praising each other in hollow, actor-speak words.
We’d be more upset, except that much of the praise is
accurate: Marvel Comics had sold film rights to its top characters – Spider-Man,
X-Men, Fantastic Four; it was building a studio with what one newspaper dubbed
“second-string superheroes.” Then it soared. It hired Shakespeareans (Kenneth
Branagh, Tom Hiddleston), an Oscar-winner (Gwyneth Paltrow), an offbeat star
(Robert Downey Jr.). It mixed wit with slam-bang action, creating popular films
that don’t need hollow praise.
Other choices include:
Basketball, 6:30 p.m., TruTV. Doubleheaders today and
Wednesday will determine the last four teams in the NCAA tournament’s field of 64.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. A bomb has exploded at a military
charity concert. The team ponders if it was aimed at an old rock star (Keith
Carradine) or was part of a broader plot.
“NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. When an undercover agent
is killed, the team searches for a mole. Also, Granger frets as Kensi goes
missing in Afghanistan.
“Mind Games,” 10 p.m., ABC. The main story – subtly
influencing a politician – is weak. A secondary one, tricking a reporter, has
its moments because of the addition of Jaime Ray Newman as a scam artist.
“Justified,” 10 p.m., FX. Dewey Crowe is weaving through the
South with a truck full of cocaine. This is not good news for anyone, including
Dewey. Parts of the Crowe saga end fiercely, in a strong (if scattered) hour
that also has key moments inside the women’s prison.
“Laff Mobb’s We Got Next,” 10 p.m., Aspire. The notion of a
clean-comedy stand-up hour is good, but the execution is erratic. Some bits
score, including Barry Brewer on airliner snobbery and Debra Terry on being married
to Jesus; others are merely OK.
“Chrisley Knows Best,” 10 p.m., USA. How do you bond with a quiet son-in-law? In a
so-so episode, Todd Chrisley tries some target-shooting and a thoughtful gift –
breast enlargement for his daughter.