‘The Closer’ opens sixth season of crime solving
The Season 6 opener of basic cable’s most popular drama, “The Closer,” finds Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) in a cranky mood. She and her team of LAPD detectives have just moved into their brand new high-tech headquarters, but all the gadgets and gizmos are proving to be a major hassle. Meanwhile, there’s an internal struggle brewing over who will become the next police chief and, oh yes, a few murders to solve. 9 p.m. Monday, TNT.
Other best bets:
Sunday: Agatha Christie’s most famous spell-binder, “Murder on the Orient Express,” gets the remake treatment in a new “Masterpiece Mystery!” presentation. David Suchet shines as Hercule Poirot, who probes the death of an American businessman aboard a London-bound train. 9 p.m., PBS.
Sunday: “The Glades” is a new drama series that has Matt Passmore playing a former Chicago homicide detective who relocates to a beautiful and sleepy Florida town. Of course, he soon learns that it’s not as idyllic as it seems. 10 p.m., A&E.
Sunday: Have a sweet tooth? You’ll definitely want to check out “Kid in a Candy Store.” It’s a new series that sends host Adam Gertler across the country in search of outrageous goodies. We’re drooling already. 10:30 p.m., Food Network.
Monday: “A Small Act” is an inspiring documentary that tells how Swedish school teacher Hilde Black began donating $15 a month to help sponsor young Kenyan student Chris Mburu. Her humble gift ultimately helped to deliver Mburu out of poverty and into Harvard Law School. He went on to become a United Nations human rights advocate. 9 p.m., HBO.
Monday: Angie Harmon returns to series television in “Rizzoli & Isles.” She plays a hard-nosed detective who teams with her best friend and medical examiner (Sasha Alexander) to solve crimes. First up: the grisly slaying of a wealthy couple. 10 p.m., TNT.
Tuesday: The new drama “Covert Affairs” is like “Alias” without the annoying mythology. Piper Perabo stars as a young CIA agent who kicks a lot of bad-guy butt. It debuts immediately after the Season 2 premiere of “White Collar.” 10 p.m., USA.
Wednesday: The TV crime wave continues just as “Psych” kicks off its fifth season. The opener has Shawn and Gus (James Roday, Dule Hill) looking for the missing daughter of a Chinese mob boss. 10 p.m., USA.
Thursday: Patricia Arquette, eat your heart out. “Mary Knows Best” is a series that follows a real psychic — Mary Occhino — and her family as they do the things psychics do. But can she predict what kind of ratings the show will get? 9 p.m., Syfy.
Friday: Patricia Richardson, LeVar Burton and Kellie Martin star in “The Jensen Project.” It’s a TV movie about brainy researchers working to make the world a better place. 9 p.m., NBC.
Saturday: The low-budget TV film, “Goblin,” could be good, schlocky fun — or a huge waste of time. It’s about a creepy creature bent on taking a baby from an unsuspecting family. Naturally, it’s up to a teenage girl to take him on. 9 p.m., Syfy.