Critic’s corner


Nashville  10 p.m., Channel 5

A pilot may be promising, but that doesn’t mean the show is going to follow through on that promise. “Nashville,” though, has stayed good so far. It’s a musical soap opera, but there are no straight-up villains. Every dislikable character, notably Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette (pictured) and Powers Boothe’s Lamar, have been given sympathetic back stories. And Eric Close’s gentle Teddy is starting to look a bit like a villain, as we learn about his dark secrets. By the way, Sam Palladio, who plays Gunnar, is British, and Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett, is Australian. Nice accent work by both.


Chicago Fire  10 p.m., Channel 7

Blah blah blah Lady Gaga’s boyfriend blah blah blah guy from “House” blah blah blah guy from “Oz” blah blah blah guy from “Sex and the City” blah blah blah shirts off in the firehouse blah blah blah Dick Wolf blah blah blah.

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Bid and Destroy  9-11 p.m., National Geographic

Someone’s giving mixed signals.

Pot Pie Paradise  10 p.m., Travel Channel


Been spending most my life living in a pot pie paradise.

LOLwork  11 p.m., Bravo

You has cat lurve?

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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