Donnie Brasco

IndiePlex | 5:51 pm
Joseph Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who has infiltrated one of the major New York Mafia families and is living under the name Donnie Brasco. He develops a relationship with mob hit man Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero (Al Pacino) in order to get deeper under cover, but ends up developing a real friendship with the Mafioso. As their relationship develops, Pistone must decide whether or not to complete his job, knowing that it will lead to the murder of his new friend. […]


The Karate Kid

Paramount Network | 4:30 pm
When his mothers career results in a move to China, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) finds that he is a stranger in a strange land. Though he knows a little karate, his fighting skills are no match for Cheng, the school bully. Dre finds a friend in Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), a maintenance man who is also a martial-arts master. Mr. Han teaches Dre all about kung fu in the hope that Dre will be able to face down Cheng and perhaps win the heart of a pretty classmate named Mei Ying. […]

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Great Performances

PBS | 10:00 pm
In commemoration of Immigrant Heritage Month, composer Peter Boyer’s "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" merges contemporary classical music — performed by Pacific Symphony — with dramatic readings recalling the experiences of specific newcomers to the United States. Among those delivering those words: Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick (who also has done this piece on other occasions), Emmy honoree Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") and Michael Nouri ("Flashdance"). This production was staged at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. […]

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The Great British Baking Show

PBS | 9:00 pm
The word "Tarts" can have different meanings, but since this is a food show, it’s pretty clear what the connotation is in a new-to-America episode by that title. Mary Berry (who still was with the series when this season of it was produced in England) and Paul Hollywood gauge the efforts of the 10 amateur bakers still in the competition. The rivals’ challenges include tartes tatin, treacle tarts and a Showstopper tart. Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are the hosts. […]

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

FOOD | 9:00 pm
Guy Fieri definitely logs a lot of "frequent foodie miles" in the new episode "Italian, Hawaiian and Colombian," which finds him enjoying a multicultural flavorfest. After arriving in Hawaii, he journeys to a poke place that earns kudos for its island specialties. A trip back to the U.S. mainland, in San Carlos, Calif., takes Guy to an Italian eatery where the chefs put some inspired twists on their pasta dishes. Finally, in Miami, he samples authentic Colombian favorites at a hot Latin joint. […]

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ABC | 8:00 pm
Familiar to those who watched "TURN: Washington’s Spies" for his role as the title general, Ian Kahn has a much different part as a guest star in the new episode "Deep Cover." He plays a military contractor who gets Alex (Priyanka Chopra) as a new associate, though she’s on a mission to determine whether he has established potentially lethal business ties overseas. Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, Alan Powell, Marlee Matlin and Blair Underwood also star. […]

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Masters of Illusion

CW | 8:00 pm
Now a host for all occasions for The CW, Dean Cain remains a magic man, since the former television Superman returns to preside over this weekly showcase for illusionists as it starts its fifth season with "It’s All in the Cards." The program has built up something of a family of guests, since many of them have returned a number of times; those featured here include Rick Smith Jr., Ed Alonzo, Samantha Bell, Joel Meyers, Keelan & Keyser, Shoot Ogawa and Andy Gladwin. Another episode follows. […]


12 Monkeys

SYFY | 8:00 pm
This week’s trio of new back-to-back episodes opens with "Daughters," in which Jones (Barbara Sukowa) sends Hannah (Brooke Williams) back to 2007 on what could turn out to be a pivotal personal mission. Then, in "Demons," a dramatic change is in the offing as the team finally climbs the steps and rings the bell in the Middle Ages. Finally, in "One Minute More," Cole and Cassie (Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull) embark on their final mission. […]

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Take Two

ABC | 10:00 pm
Jonathan Silverman has a regular role — opposite wife Jennifer Finnigan — on "Salvation" this summer, but he also appears here in the new episode "Smoking Gun," playing a Hollywood producer who is found holding a literal smoking gun while standing near his slain mistress. He maintains his innocence in her death, and Sam (Rachel Bilson) believes him, though Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) thinks the case is open-and-shut. The resulting probe yields lots of surprises, including false identities. Aliyah O’Brien also stars. […]

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Beach Bites With Katie Lee

COOKING | 10:00 pm
Katie Lee heads to a popular Georgia vacation destination in the new "Tybee Island," a barrier island just 18 miles south of the culinary capital of Savannah. This tiny island is home to big flavors, as in a blackened fish hoagie so beloved that locals rallied to save the restaurant serving it. She also samples "hog wings," which offers the flavor appeal of hot wings, but with pork instead of chicken. Also: baked oysters with collards and bacon, and deep-fried strawberries. […]