By Mike Hughes, Gannett News Service
and Derek Paiva, Advertiser Staff Writer
"Everybody Loves Raymond," 8 p.m.; and "Two and a Half Men" 8:30 p.m., both CBS. First, "Raymond" gives Robert some extra troubles. His father-in-law points out one of his quirks; soon, everyone is talking about it. Then "Men" continues its habit of adding a sexy woman to complicate the plot. This time, it's Teri Hatcher, best known for "Lois & Clark." She plays Liz, the notorious sister of Alan's estranged wife, Judith. Back when Judith married Alan (Jon Cryer), Liz was intimate with his brother Charlie (Charlie Sheen) in the coat room. Now at Jake's 11th birthday party Liz makes her move on Alan. There's a trend there.
"Big Wave Country: An Incredible Day On O'ahu's North Shore," 9 p.m., KFVE. This documentary takes a look at O'ahu's North Shore surf culture and community. It includes interviews with professional surfers, including Garrett McNamara.
"NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323," 7 p.m., ABC. Mandy Patinkin stars as an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. He probes a plane crash, including the possibility that terrorism was involved. Flashbacks look at what happened; Ted McGinley and Eric Close co-star.
"Cracking Up," 7:30 p.m., Fox. Ben manages to chase away an intruder at this upscale home. His next problem is calming down the lady of the house (Molly Shannon).
"Las Vegas," 8 p.m., NBC. Mark McGrath, who found fame as the singer for Sugar Ray, sings at the casino. That causes Ed (James Caan) to fume when Jillian (Cheryl Ladd) pays attention to the singer.
"Average Joe: Adam Returns," 9 p.m., NBC. In last week's opener, Adam Mesh met lots of women, all reportedly his fans from the original "Average Joe." Now NBC complicates things by adding some bikini models.