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Monday on TV: Tony is alive, and he’s back on ‘24’

First Published      Last Updated Mar 13 2017 02:18 pm

He's been good. He's been bad. He's been alive. He's been dead.

Carlos Bernard returns to "24: Legacy" (7 p.m., Fox/13) as Tony Almeida, who lived and died and lived again on the original "24."

In Season's 1, 2, 3 and 4, 7 and a Blu-ray/DVD-only prequel to Season 9, Tony was a good guy. He got shot. He was in a coma. He made a deal with a bad guy (to save his wife) and was sent to prison for treason. He was pardoned. He was a good guy again. He was gassed. He was injected with poison and died … or so we thought.

He returned from death. (Turned out the bad guy didn't actually kill him, just wanted to turn him to the dark side.) He worked with terrorists … but he was deep undercover. But then it's revealed that he was really working for terrorists. But then it's revealed that was only to kill the head terrorist. He's arrested and sent back to prison.

And, when last we saw him, he had been given plans to the prison so he could escape.

Which he did, obviously, because he's back in tonight's installment of "24: Legacy." Things aren't going well for the good guys, and Rebecca (Miranda Otto) turns to Tony for some help with an interrogation.

I won't tell you any more than that … because that would be too spoiler-y.

I really wish I could tell you that this "Legacy" season of "24" has been a great rebirth for the series … but it's not. It's basically the same-old, same-old. Very formulaic and completely familiar to fans of the original series.

Too bad. Sigh.

Also tonight, on "Superior Donuts" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) Franco is subjected to a stop-and-frisk by a cop for no reason, so Randy invites her fellow cops to a community outreach meeting. The episode has some really thought-provoking things to say about race relations.

If only it was funnier.

Elsewhere on TV ...

• NCAA women's basketball championship selection show (5 p.m., ESPN): The tournament brackets are announced.

• "Kevin Can Wait" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): When Kevin and Chale get jobs at a warehouse to help pay for the wedding.

• "The Bachelor" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the finale, Nick brings the women to meet his family; Nick and Vanessa hike to Santa Claus' workshop; Nick and Raven go ice skating; the Bachelor makes his decision. And then they talk about it in "After the Final Rose" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4.

• "The Voice" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Blind auditions continue.

• Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m., BYUtv): Southern Utah at BYU

• "Origins: The Journey of Humankind (7 and 10 p.m., National Geographic Channel): The human species is in an escalating arms race with super-bugs and super-viruses.

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