Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (IFC): I think this is the one with the whales. Nanoo-nanoo!
“The Cosby Show” (TV Land): They say the Obama presidency would not have been possible were it not for the gentle example of Cliff and Clair. On the chance that the contemporary, reality-TV version is canceled, why not bask in the memories? Hopefully it’s one of the rare episodes where an old blues guy comes to visit.
“Full House” (Nickelodeon): They say the Romney presidency would not have been possible were it not for the gentle example of Danny Tanner. Actually, nobody has said that, but what the heck, you’ve got a whole bunch of white people living together in the same space. And there are a whole mess of Romneys. Close enough. Hopefully it’s one of the rare episodes where Michelle does something adorable and D.J. learns a valuable lesson.
Phat Girlz (Oxygen): While no one doubts that Mo’Nique’s performance in Precious was both terrifying and astounding, it is well established within the industry that she received her Oscar for that film as an acknowledgment that the Academy had made a serious error in failing to award her for her tough, gritty portrayal of Jazmin Biltmore, whose obsession with her weight creates an obstacle on her path to true love. (Please note, this starts at 7 PM eastern, so you should plan to tune in then or else you’ll miss some crucial characterization work.)
“Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery): Given the way things are going, Alaska probably is going to be the last frontier. Start learning now about what life is going to be like when we all have to evacuate to what will soon be the only place left. Also, get ready for the phrase, “Yes, Queen Sarah,” because you’re going to be saying it a lot.