By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Life With Bonnie" (8:30 p.m.) and "The D.A." (9 p.m.), both ABC. ABC has had few intelligent shows during this wobbly season. Here are two of them. "Life With Bonnie" is Bonnie Hunt's clever comedy. Tonight, in its last new episode of the season, it has fantasies that could send the show in a new direction next year. "The D.A." offers tangled legal and ethical dilemmas facing a district attorney (Steven Weber) who's up for re-election. Tonight, ending its four-week try-out, it gives him new evidence in a decade-old case.
"Head 2 Toe" season opener, 3 and 3:30 p.m., Lifetime. This series has two women give each other makeovers with expert help, of course. That starts with Melissa Rivers (the California-casual ideal) and her mom Joan (whose tastes are still in long-ago Manhattan). It's an interesting half-hour, muted by the fact that Melissa looks so good now that the experts can only do harm.
"Merge" season opener, 4 p.m., Lifetime. This show is a delight, merging the mismatched furniture of newlyweds while they're honeymooning. Lisa Rinna brings infectious energy as the host.
"Danny Phantom," 5:30 and 6 p.m., Nickelodeon. Last week, this terrific cartoon introduced Danny, a high school freshman who is half ghost. In tonight's first episode, he learns it's not nice to step into your dad's body during parent-teacher conferences; he also regrets that his date has turned into a dragon. In the second, a legendary ghost-hunter wants to capture him.
"Joan of Arcadia," 7 p.m., CBS. This rerun is filled with mixed emotions. Joan is supposed to keep Adam's sculpture out of the art show. Her dad, the police chief, is asked to praise a man who killed a home intruder.
"The George Lopez Show," 7 p.m., ABC. George fumes when his mother can't praise him.
"The Big House," 7:30 p.m., ABC. Kevin reluctantly goes to church then is glad he did.
"Hope & Faith," 8 p.m., ABC. The sisters both work for a local newspaper.
"Third Watch," 9 p.m., NBC. Already suspended because her gun was stolen by Doc, Monroe (Nia Long) has a tragic car accident. Meanwhile, the Cruz-hating Yokas eyes a confrontation between Cruz and an ex-cop.