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The hammer comes down on I Am The Night

Photo: Clay Enos (TNT)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, February 11. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

I Am The Night (TNT, 9 p.m.): The second “enjoyably odd” episode of TNT’s I Am The Night saw things get even worse for Chris Pine’s down-on-his-luck Jay Singletary—really saying something for a dude to whom we’re introduced as he’s chased off a beach by a sobbing, pleading woman and straight into a vat of nuclear-strength self-loathing. But as you might guess, Singletary’s troubles are far from over, and in “Dark Flower,” he has another run-in with bought-and-paid-for government suit Billis (Russian Doll’s Yul Vazquez).

But hey, at least our two storylines seem to be converging. Noel Murray will have the skinny in his recap.

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Arrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Wild card

Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood (Starz, 9 p.m.): What the hell, let’s make it an evening of behind-closed-doors Los Angeles history. This documentary centers on Scotty Bowers, “a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide-de-camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male—and female—stars.”

There’s certainly a salacious aspect to this story, but filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer approaches the subject with compassion and a readiness to embrace contradiction.

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Allison Shoemaker

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.