Basketball, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC; all day, CBS and beyond.
basketball Is ready to gobble all our TV time. ABC has the two
leading pro teams, with the Golden State Warriors visiting the San
Antonio Spurs; CBS and cable have the college tournaments.
The women fill
ESPN2, starting at noon ET; by the end of the night, they'll be down
to 32 teams. For the men, CBS has back-to-back games, tipping off
shortly after noon, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. ET. TNT has games at 6 and
8:30 p.m., TBS at 7 and 9:30. By the end of the night, the men will
be halfway toward trimming their field to 16.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT SEE:
“Where Are They Now?” 10 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network.
Two decades ago,
Oprah's Book Club debuted with instant results. Jacquelyn Mitchard's
“The Deep End of the Ocean” had peaked at No. 14 in sales; it
leaped to No. 1 and stayed there for 13 weeks.
What happened to
her? She's gone on to have several other successful novels ... then
lost her money in a Ponzi scheme that reportedly drained $190 million
from 1,000-plus people. Here's an update on her, plus looks at
singers Naomi Judd and Gerardo and chef Carla Hall.
“The Jungle Book” (1967), 6:45 p.m., Freeform.
Richard Sherman tells it, he and his brother were summoned one day by
Walt Disney. They were asked if they'd ever read Rudyard Kipling's
“The Jungle Book.” They hadn't ... which pleased Disney, who felt
the book (and an adaptation by his staff) was too dark.
So the Shermans
wrote jaunty songs for a cheery tale. You can catch that now – four
weeks before Disney's new, “Avatar”-style version – on a day of
animated gems. That includes “Dumbo” (1941) at 1, “Alice in
Wonderland” (1951) at 2:30, “A Bug's Life” (1998) at 4:30 and
“Ratatouille” (2007) at 9.
(2011), 6 and 9 p.m., E. This comedy, like the cartoons, seems
slotted to appeal to the non-basketball crowd. Kristen Wiig starred
and co-wrote it, with lots of laughs and little subtlety.
p.m., Fox. An ex-con had been trying to turn his life around. Now
he's been murdered; in this rerun, Dr. Rosewood and Villa search for
the killer. Also, Villa's having bad dreams and Rosewood finds a
change in his relationship with Kat (Nicole Ari Parker).
More movies, 8 p.m.,
cable. The epic “Avatar” (2009, FX) was great on a big screen and
is OK here. Others are the terrific “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”
(1982) on IFC and “Monuments Men” (2014), a sturdy – but
sometimes scattered – George Clooney film on AMC, rerunning at
10:30. “The Lone Ranger” (2013, USA) has great moments, but tries
too many of them, repeating itself.
“School of Rock,”
8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon. The 2003 movie – written by Mike White and
starring Jack Black – was a delight, with a jobless musician
tricking his way into a teaching job. The TV version debuted last
week, with Tony Cavalero starring; tonight, Summer asks Tomika to
help her audition.
p.m., Fox. A shooting at a fashion show intrigues Lucifer in this
rerun, so he tries to get Chloe interested in the case. Also, Maze
tells Amenadiel she wants to go back to Hell.
“Black Sails,” 9
p.m., Starz, rerunning at 10 and 11. Setting up next week's
season-finale, Flint and Silver prepare to go to war, while others
try to free Vane. Also, Eleanor risks everything to help Rogers.
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Chris Hemsworth hosts this rerun, with
Chance the Rapper as music guest.