Don’t let the “new” label on “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC) fool you… it’s one of those “what’s happened up to this point” episodes. Still, if you’re a fan who’s missed a couple of episodes, or want to become a fan of this fairytale-themed serial, than it’s the perfect time to catch up on what’s been going on in Storybrooke.
“The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) is one of the few shows I watch the night it airs, even if it means staying up until 1 a.m. to squeeze it in. So after a week off, I’m glad it’s back with a new episode. Tonight, Alicia’s rape case draws the attention of a hacker group, and Kalinda thinks new investigator Robyn isn’t all she’s supposed to be.
“The Borgias” (10 p.m., Showtime) returns for its third season of sex, betrayal and religion.
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus-helmed White House comedy “Veep” (10 p.m., HBO) also returns.
The love triangle heats up on “Revolution” (10 p.m., NBC) as Miles finds himself drawn to both Nora and Rachel. I find how much I enjoy an episode is directly proportional to how much screen time Elizabeth Mitchell’s Rachel and Giancarlo Esposito’s Neville get. So it bodes well that both characters have figured so prominently the second half of the season.
The juggernaut that is “The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC) continues to steamroll its competition as battle rounds kick off. While I’ve had reality-show fatigue for a while now, and was leery of a new season so close to the old one, I have to admit… I’m still enjoying the show, and the new judges, Shakira and Usher. (Just don’t replace Blake… then we’d have a problem.)
Is it a show or a video game? Actually, it’s both. New futuristic drama “Defiance” (6 p.m., Syfy) is set 30 years after an alien-human war.
If you missed last week’s premiere of reality dating show “Ready for Love” (9 p.m., NBC), you can catch its second episode tonight. Wannabe lovers meet with matchmakers and compete for a shot at love… or at least, their 15 minutes of fame.
“Suburgatory” (8 p.m., ABC) wraps up its sophomore season with back-to-back episodes. Tessa finds out George sold their house, which, as expected, doesn’t go well.
New Directions practices for Regionals and Rachel auditions for “Funny Girl” on “Glee” (9 p.m., Fox).
If you’re a fan of “The Following,” there’s another “charismatic” serial killer drama for you, as “Hannibal” (10 p.m., NBC) airs its second episode. While Anthony Hopkins made the title character both compelling and repulsive in “Silence of the Lambs,” don’t expect the same from this prequel TV series. (Hence, the use of quotes for “charismatic.”)
I say you’re better off watching the two new episodes of “Parks and Recreation” (9 p.m., NBC) that air before it, as Jerry prepares to retire. (Leslie Knope and Hannibal Lecter… there’s an odd scheduling pairing.)
Last week, Starz debuted original series “Da Vinci’s Demons” (10 p.m.), a thriller about, naturally, Leonardo Da Vinci. If you missed the first episode, you can catch it throughout the week before the second episode airs tonight. The pay channel also has the first episode available on its website… for now anyway.
– Heather Chavez