Best of the week

  • Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:35pm
  • Life

Tonight

“The Voice” kicks off Season 5 and celebrates the return of original coaches, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who are back to spar with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. 8 p.m., NBC.

The final season of “How I Met Your Mother” will take place over one very long weekend as Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) prepare for their wedding. Of course, we’ll finally get to know the “mother.” 8 p.m., CBS.

James Spader stars in “The Blacklist,” one of the season’s more promising dramas. He plays Raymond “Red” Reddington, a long-wanted fugitive who offers to help the FBI catch bad guys. 10 p.m., NBC.

Tuesday

Grab the Kleenex “NCIS” fans. The new season launches with two episodes largely devoted to bidding farewell to beloved Ziva (Cote de Pablo). (8 p.m., CBS).

Wednesday

Yes, it’s a Springsteen song, but “Born in the USA” is also the title of the Season 2 opener of “Revolution,” which is back for more lights-out action and suspense. 8 p.m., NBC.

“Modern Family” returns for Season 5. Still laughing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that the opener is an hour long. 9 p.m., ABC.

Thursday

As “The Big Bang Theory” launches Season 7 with back-to-back episodes, Leonard returns from the North Sea to find out that Sheldon and Penny have been spending some quality time together. 8 p.m., CBS.

Friday

Temperamental chef Gordon Ramsay’s latest is “MasterChef Junior,” a reality series that has him working with kid cooks and doing his best to hold his tongue. 8 p.m., Fox.

Saturday

Don’t agree to take a college-entrance exam for a friend, because if your score isn’t high enough, you could end up dead. Thanks to “The Cheating Pact” for that one. 8 p.m., Lifetime.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times

More in Life

‘Last Jedi’ is the best ‘Star Wars’ movie since the first one

This instant-classic popcorn movie makes clever references to the past while embracing the new.

Jesse Sykes brings her evolving sounds to Cafe Zippy in Everett

She and Phil Wandscher make a return trip to a club that she values for its intimacy.

Red wine usually costs more, but you can still find bargains

Here are five good-quality reds that won’t drain your grocery budget.

Beer of the Week: Skull Splitter and Blood of My Enemies

Aesir Meadery of Everett and Whiskey Ridge Brewing of Arlington collaborated to make two braggots.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Ugly Sweater Party and Canned Food Drive at Whitewall: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing… Continue reading

Student winners to perform concertos with Mukilteo orchestra

This annual show is a partnership with the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association.

‘Ferdinand’ a modern take on the beloved children’s story

The lovable bull is back in an enjoyable but spotty animated film from the makers of “Ice Age.”

Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

A classmate of Dustin Hoffman’s daughter says the actor exposed himself in 1980.

Art mimicks reality in engrosing ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’

The Korean film tells the story of an actress recovering from an affair with a married director.

Most Read