Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Coming to audiences in Disney Digital 3-D, Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself on another adventure after meeting Angelica, a mysterious woman he shares a past with. Sparrow is unsure of his feelings for Angelica.
She might be using him to find the mythical Fountain of Youth when she forces him onto “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship belonging to Blackbeard.
The hangover part II
After Stu’s disasterous adventure with his bachelor party in Las Vegas, he is being extra cautious and taking no chances with his wedding in Bangkok, Thailand.
However, two days before his wedding day, Stu and his friends get in trouble again after a wild night out. Will Stu be able to get himself out of trouble in time for his wedding? Rated R.
Kung fu panda 2
Living his dream as a dragon warrior, panda hero Po spends his days protecting the Valley of Peace with his fellow kung fu masters. But when Lord Shen, an evil peacock, shows up with a secret weapon that will blow China off the map and destroy kung fu for good, Po must find a way to stop him.
In order to defeat Lord Shen, Po must look into his past.
Fires of Kuwait
Shot in Kuwait in 1991, this documentary follows the men and women who fought to extinguish the fire and stop the 600 gushing oil wells started by Saddam Hussein and his troops during the Gulf War.
Firefighting teams from all over the world had developed unique ways to extinguish the fires. The film gives you a first-hand look and takes you to the center of the disaster.
Follow a team of ambitious filmmakers and the VORTEX2 research team as they go on a scientific adventure to document the birth of a tornado on film and uncover the science about how these mysterious natural phenomena are formed.
These storm chasers go to the heart of a tornado, giving an up-close look and puts them directly in the path of danger Not rated.
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WXTX at 8 p.m. for American Idol
And then there were three. Only one can be the next American Idol, so if your favorite is still in the running, get that dialing finger ready to cast your vote to keep that person around for the finals next week. Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will have something to say about the finalists’ performances tonight, but it’s up to you who stays and who goes.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for The Big Bang Theory
Dr. Wolowitz, I presume? Oops, never mind. Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) gets her doctorate, which means Howard (Simon Helberg) is the only one in the group without one, a fact that the other guys can’t resist teasing him about. Raj and Sheldon (Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons) become roommates after an unfortunate eavesdropping incident involving Leonard and Priya (Johnny Galecki, Aarti Mann) in the season finale, “The Roommate Transmogrification.”
WRBL at 8 p.m. for Flashpoint
Spike (Sergio Di Zio) has a personal investment in the SRU’s latest case, in which two prisoners escape from custody when the police car they’re riding in is involved in a crash with a bus. The cop transporting them (Gary Basaraba) turns out to have been Spike’s training officer, and Spike is not going to like what he’s about to find out about his old mentor and father figure. Enrico Colantoni also stars in the new episode “No Promises.”
WLTZ at 10 p.m. for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
While investigating a savage attack on a guy who seems to be an upstanding father (guest star Michael Gladis), Detectives Benson nd Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) encounter a second victim (guest star Kevin Alejandro) who has suffered an identical injury — a brand on his chest from a hot wire coat hanger — in “Branded.”
WTVM at 8 p.m. for The 2011 Billboard Music Awards
Fan support — in the form of sales, airplay, concert attendance, social media interaction and other factors — determines the winners of these awards, which span multiple musical genres. Ken Jeong (“Community”) hosts this year’s gala, with Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Cee Lo, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz among the scheduled performers.
WTVM at 9 p.m. for The Bachelorette
Dental student Ashley Hebert, the second runner-up from the most recent season of “The Bachelor,” is in the driver’s seat for this edition of its sister show. In the season premiere, she gets acquainted with her 25 suitors and singles out the guy who took a risk as the one who made the best first impression
WXTX at 9 p.m. for Glee
As a new season of “American Idol” winds down with the final singoff, so does the sophomore season of this hit musical comedy series, in which New Directions is off to Nationals to face some tough competition for the big title. Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele star.
Out on video
By Jay Bobbin
SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE
It’s appropriate that the 14th round of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s animated, irreverent Comedy Central series consists of 14 episodes. The revelation of who Mysterion is forms the basis of a multiple-part story. Otherwise, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny are up to their usual hijinks that involve various elements of pop culture, from social networks to fried chicken. (Not rated)
Billy Zane returns as a now-proficient shooter who takes his mentor’s son (Chad Michael Collins) under his wing to find and stop a marksman who’s choosing his targets with alarming randomness in the Congo. (Rated R)
“GROWING PAINS: THE
COMPLETE SECOND SEASON”:
It’s been a while since the first season of the former ABC sitcom was issued on DVD, but for fans of the misadventures of the Seaver family, any wait should prove to have been worth it. Joanna Kerns and Alan Thicke play the heads of the household, trying to maintain careers while also being good parents to their children. (Not rated)
THE GREELY EXPEDITION”:
Televised earlier this year on the PBS documentary series, this program recounts the mid-9th century trek by 25 men to gather scientific information in the Arctic. Only six of them ultimately would come back, citing such factors as sailing difficulties and dire hunger in explaining how their ranks had thinned so dramatically. (Not rated)