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The DIY network goes truly old school "The Shatner Project" (10 p.m.) not only engages in the celebrity home makeover genre, but stars one of television's most enduring figures. As TV legends go, Shatner is right up there with Cloris Leachman and … more
"Ben Franklin's Balloons" on "NOVA" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings) recalls a revolutionary moment in human achievement. Man's ability to leave the ground was pioneered by a pair of brothers - but they weren't … more
Perhaps humans aren't as unique as we think. "Real Apes of the Planet" (8 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-G) celebrates the 400 or more species of higher primates and explores ways that human behavior resembles those of chimps, apes, … more
By Kevin McDonough Are family ties more powerful than fate? Featuring a story resembling a fairy tale or a modern nightmare, the documentary "Twin Sisters" on "Independent Lens" (10 p.m., PBS, … more
As long as television exists, two things will most probably remain true: Lifetime will produce movies about women wronged seeking revenge, and TV networks of every stripe will adapt Stephen King novels into movies and … more
By Kevin McDonough Friday nights mean business. With its emphasis on creativity, entrepreneurial energy and hustle, "Shark Tank" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) has become a dependably popular series for ABC. Tonight, a woman thinks she can sink a … more
By Kevin McDonough The notion of justice denied, justice delayed or justice defeated permeates the dial. An entire generation has grown up watching "Law & Order" and all of its spin-offs. The Dick Wolf-produced series explores the workings of … more
By Kevin McDonough We live in an era when technology is both omnipresent and indispensable. Some people cannot cope without smartphone technology that didn't exist 10 years ago. How did we live without the Internet, which came into wide use over … more
By Kevin McDonough This season has seen a glut of romantic comedies - "Selfie," "Manhattan Love Story," "A to Z" - that all try too hard, each in their own way. Add "Marry Me" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) to that list. This comedy is as shrill and … more
By Kevin McDonough A bundle of fascinating contradictions, the hourlong comedy "Jane the Virgin" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) promises to be the most talked-about new network show of the year. It's a … more
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