TV picks for Tuesday, Feb. 12
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“NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS): If you watched the Super Bowl you might have noticed an ad for “NCIS” that seemed to suggest that fan favorite Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) is returning to the show. The CBS cast listing for tonight’s episode, “She,” does not include de Pablo’s name, but the episode description does refer to Ziva: After a malnourished and confused 9-year-old is found hiding in a storage unit, NCIS reopens an old missing persons case when the girl is believed to be the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago. Also, Bishop discovers notes that Special Agent Ziva David kept on the case long after NCIS officially stopped investigating. Sunnie Pelant Guest Stars as 9-Year-Old Lily Burke.
“The Gifted” (9 p.m., Fox): When one of the Inner Circle goes missing, Reeva intensifies security in the compound, but realizes that her plans may already have been exposed. Furious and paranoid, Reeva resorts to violence. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Reed consider using the serum to restrict Lauren’s use of her powers, hoping it will help her as she wrestles with nightmares about the Inner Circle and her ancestors. And it’s a war of two extreme ideologies when the Morlocks and the Purifiers come face-to-face in battle.
“Boomerang” (10 p.m., BET): This new comedy series, produced by Lena Waithe and Halle Berry, picks up roughly 25 years after the film of the same name. Marketing professionals Bryson Broyer (Tequan Richmond) and Simone Graham (Tetona Jackson) look for ways to attain success while trying to renovate the legacy of their parents’ agency.
“Frontline” (10 p.m., PBS): Tonight’s installment is titled “The Abortion Divide.” Filmed at a Pennsylvania abortion clinic, where women face unplanned pregnancies and protesters outside, the film draws on the groundbreaking “Frontline” film that aired on PBS 36 years ago, “Abortion Clinic.” Now, this program examines what has changed (medically, legally and culturally), and follows those on both the pro-life and pro-choice side – in addition to telling the intimate stories of the women faced with the decision of whether or not to have an abortion.
“The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti” (10 p.m., HBO): This documentary delves into the remarkable tale of the 78-year old NFL Hall of Famer, whose story encompasses turns as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, broadcaster, executive and philanthropist. Though considered undersized for the pros, the Notre Dame grad became a star defensive player in the AFL with the Boston Patriots, and later, with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. In 1979, he also became a TV star when he started co-hosting HBO’s “Inside the NFL” with Len Dawson, a job he’d hold for more than two decades. In fall 1985, life changed suddenly and tragically when his youngest son, Marc, was paralyzed from the neck down while playing football at The Citadel. What the Buoniconti family did next is nothing short …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment