WRBL at 9 p.m. for Criminal Minds
After Reid is able to connect with an autistic child, the bond may prove helpful in finding the boy’s missing parents. Two former Interpol colleagues help Prentiss search for an old adversary in the new episode Coda. Sebastian Roche, Jessica Lundy and Mimi Kennedy guest star; Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore also star.
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USA at 10 p.m. for Fairly Legal
Metaphorically speaking, Kate is used to talking people off a ledge during her mediations, but she has to do that literally when an exasperated inventor (guest star Devon Gummersall) threatens to kill himself after his employer (guest star Currie Graham) — and the rights holder to his latest invention — fires him and asks Kate to find a fair resolution for the two of them in the new episode Believers.
WXTX at 9 p.m. for Fringe
This sci-fi drama’s twisty story lines may have reeled viewers in, but many hard-core fans say they keep coming back to spend time with the show’s complex characters. Tonight’s new episode, 6 Months Later, which hearkens back to last season’s memorable Peter flashback episode, revisits what was a very touching time for both the Bishops and Olivia.
WXTX at 9 p.m. for America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back
Addressing viewers from a federal law enforcement facility charged with monitoring every American border as well as any movement in the skies over the United States, host John Walsh urges fans of the show to help law officers find and arrest the most wanted fugitive in each of the country’s 50 states in 50 States, 50 Fugitives Special Edition, which also reveals how cutting-edge technology helps protect Americans from smugglers and terrorists.
WTVM at 8:30 p.m. for The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
James Franco — a best actor nominee himself this year — and Anne Hathaway co-host Hollywood’s biggest annual valentine to itself, as honors for achievements in film take place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Vying with Franco (127 Hours) in his category are early favorite Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Javier Bardem (Biutiful) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).
WRBL at 10 p.m. for Hawaii Five-O
McGarrett and the Five-O team are summoned to protect a ruthless dictator from assassination after a member of a security detail for an upcoming aid summit is murdered before he is able to reveal the details of the plot to kill the despot. Kelly Hu and Max Martini guest star in Po’ipu, Hawaiian for “the siege.”
WLTZ at 10 p.m. for Parenthood
Adam and Kristina turn to Dr. Pelickan (guest star Tom Amandes) for advice on how to talk to Max about his Asperger’s syndrome. Sarah looks to old flame Mark Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter) for help on a project. Crosby tries to fix things with Jasmine. Joel and Julia prepare to celebrate their eighth anniversary in this new episode.