“Portlandia” (7:30 p.m., IFC). Fred and Carrie get excited by a new music and film festival. Selma Blair guest-stars.
“Fringe” (9 p.m., Fox). I’m declaring this the best drama currently on TV. God, I love what they’re doing with the parallel universes and the repercussions from interdimensional jumping. And I know she’s bad, but I kinda like Fauxlivia better than Olivia. Tonight, the team investigates a supposedly haunted apartment building. But uh oh, could it actually be the universes bleeding together?
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” (10 p.m., Starz). This miniseries has been surprisingly entertaining. I’m really going to have to go back and watch Season 1 of “Spartacus” on DVD. Tonight, Titus holds a tournament to weed out the most worthy gladiators in the family stable. Meanwhile, Batiatus tries to find a way out from under his father’s thumb. And Crixus becomes a key player in both storylines.
“True Grit” (8 p.m., AMC). The current remake has the grit down, but check out perhaps John Wayne’s best performance in this classic Western.
“Ricky Gervais Show” (9 p.m., HBO). More mocking of poor Karl Pilkington. I’ve kinda grown tired of it, but it’s OK if you’re bored and there’s nothing else on.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (12:35 a.m., NBC). It’s a mini Wu -Tang Clan reunion with musical guests Raekwon with Ghostface Killah and Jim Jones. Should be super cool. Despite my indie rock sensibilities, I’m a big Ghostface Killah fan, his songs are like the musical equivalent of watching “The Wire.” There, do I have some street cred now?
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (8 p.m., NBC). Tonight it’s Rosie O’Donnell. Ugh.