9 pm: MI-5 on BBC America
Missed MI-5 (aka Spooks) the first time it aired (if you can call it that) in the US on A&E? BBC America is giving you a second chance to catch this taut espionage series from the beginning. On tonight's episode ("The Rose Bed Memoirs"), the team is forced to contend with the aftermath when a jailed Parliamentary member's memoir leaks to the press.
9 pm: Veronica Mars on CW
I'm still so bloody angry at the CW I can taste it. But before Veronica Mars disappears off the airwaves completely, catch the few summer repeats while they last. On tonight's repeat episode ("Of Vice and Men"), Veronica is disappointed in Keith's relationship with Harmony, but she's got relationship issues of her own as she and Logan have a major fight. Meanwhile, Veronica edges closer to solving the rapist mystery, but ends up drugged by the Hearst College rapist.
9:35 pm: Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea on Sundance Channel.
The brilliant documentary, armed with a wicked sense of humor and John Waters as narrator, has its US television premiere tonight. Get a chance to catch a glimpse into a little seen world, populated by a cast of remarkable eccentrics, and a forgotten piece of California history.
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Jace's blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.