By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Lucky," 10 p.m., FX. Last week's episode brilliantly toyed with reality as Lucky (John Corbett) drifted in and out of consciousness after a car accident. It ended at a turning point: He didn't want to leave Las Vegas, after all. He wanted to continue his complex romance with Theresa (Ever Carradine). The bliss doesn't last long tonight. Within five minutes, they've had a fight. A bizarre scheme emerges, involving a beautiful stranger (Bo Derek). There are some neat twists in this funny episode. With this change in tone, "Lucky" reminds us that it's a dandy series.
"P.O.V.: Flag Wars" season-opener, midnight, PBS. One of television's best series returns for another summer of passionate documentaries. The opener focuses on the Old Towne neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Traditionally black, it's suddenly become a beacon for whites (gays, particularly) interested in historic restoration. Values collide fiercely. Chief Shango Baba Olugbala fumes when he's told that his hand-carved sign violates the historic-district ordinance. Good people collide in an involving human story.
"Sunshine State" (2002), 4:30 p.m., Cinemax. John Sayles has shown a knack for writing and directing sprawling stories focusing on one area. "Lone Star" visited Texas; "Sunshine State" tackles Florida with a cast including Angela Bassett and Edie Falco.
"8 Simple Rules," 7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC. In the first rerun, Paul (John Ritter) tries to interest his son in baseball cards. In the second, he's studying a book on parenting.
"Last Comic Standing," 8 p.m., NBC. This show got off to an impressive start last week, searching for an undiscovered comedy talent. It emerged with 20 people most of them funny and a few brilliant. Tonight, they each get another shot in Las Vegas. Then 10 will be chosen to share a house for the rest of the competition.
"Keen Eddie," 8 p.m., Fox. Here's the third episode of this likable drama-comedy about a macho American cop in London. Tonight, Eddie (Mark Valley) is supposed to protect an opera singer.
"I'm With Busey" debut, 7 & 9 p.m., Comedy Central. This reality series focuses on the offbeat life and perspective of actor Gary Busey.