p class="TEXT_w_Indent">This could be a good thing for a couple of reasons. First, Jack will have time to (finally) go to the bathroom. And I'm hoping 12 hours will keep the writers more focused on the main stories and eliminate much of the extraneous, crazy stuff that happens.
Don't get me wrong. Even in these first two hours, "24" is crazy. This is a show that has always required that you suspend disbelief in a big way, and that hasn't changed.
That said ... I had fun watching the first two hours.
Elsewhere on TV ...
NBA playoffs: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (5 p.m., TNT); L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (7:30 p.m., TNT)
Stanley Cup playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Ranger (7:30 p.m., NBCSN); Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (8 p.m., NBCSN)
Two Broke Girls (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Max earns her high-school diploma and reconnects with her estranged mother. (Season finale)
Dancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Another pair is eliminated.
The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The top eight contestants perform..
Star Crossed (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Trags are building a bomb.
Warehouse 13 (7 and 9 p.m., Syfy): Pete, Myka and Artie get trapped inside a telenovela.
Friends with Better Lives (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A guys' night gets out of hand.
Mike & Molly (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mike and Carl arrest Molly's literary idol for DUI.
The Tomorrow People (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Stephen tries to prevent the extermination of humanity. (Season finale)
Castle (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Beckett conducts a secret investigation linked to her mother's homicide.