Tonight in HD: June 12

Season Premiere: Hawaii Five-O (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The reboot that bombed in different time slots last year returns to ride the ratings wave of NCIS. The second season opens with McGarrett in prison awaiting trial for the governor’s murder, with Kono suspended from the force pending an internal investigation. “What makes the show so much fun to watch is that despite it being pretty point-A-to-point-B, the journey is packed with action,” Cinema Blend said. “So what’s basically an episode about McGarrett breaking out of prison and hiding until his name is conveniently cleared has enough going on to keep the story zipping along. The introduction of Terry O’Quinn’s character is also a welcome addition, in part because there’s no such thing as too much John Locke, and more importantly because it gives Steve something new to squirm over. Anyone who has watched this show in its entirety knows that the best episodes come when Steve is under duress, for one reason or another.” ✭✭✭

The Middle (TV2, 7.30, 5.1) Imagine if Lou Grant had retired from The Trib to live in the midwest … In inspired stunt casting, Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from a veteran newsman — guest star Ed Asner, of Lou Grant/Mary Tyler Moore fame. “The best part of the episode was the guest appearance by Lou Grant … oh, sorry, I mean Ed Asner,” said The AV Club. “Except I don’t, really, because it’s not like there’s any question which of Asner’s past performances the part was intended to emulate. I won’t even waste time quoting my favourite lines from the scene, because I basically loved everything that came out of Asner’s mouth. I wish there was some way to bring him back every where, but in the meantime I’ll just take comfort in the knowledge that being too scared of the guy to quit the paper route means that, technically, he could come back anytime the show wants an excuse to work with him again.” ✭✭✭✭

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Heath struggles to cope with Bianca’s medical dramas; Dex is caught between Lottie and April; Roo and Lottie throw Harvey a surprise picnic. ✭✭

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) When Chandler and Monica tell Joey and Rachel that they want to live together, Monica is hurt that Rachel doesn’t react as strongly as Joey; Phoebe tries to find out how Ross really feels about Rachel. ✭✭✭✭

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Murray avoids painful reality; Wendy can’t hide from the truth; TK discovers the dark side of Josh. ✭✭✭

Suburgatory (TV2, 8.00, 5.1) Tessa decides to get a job and Dallas invites her sorority sisters to stay with her but her rival sorority sister, Tulsa, decides to crash the party. Robin Givens guest stars. ✭✭

Funny Roots (TV3, 8.00) Jeremy Elwood goes in search of his funny roots in the country where he was born, Canada, where he tries to grasp Vancouver humour before writing and performing an all new set. ✭✭✭

GCB (TV2, 8.30, 5.1) With a little help from her new love interest, Heather gets Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fundraiser; Amanda and Carlene find a new reason not to get along. ✭✭✭

NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Someone on the inside leaks classified information, and Gibbs partners with psychiatrist Samantha Ryan (guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) to solve the case. ✭✭

The Closer (TV One, 11.00, 5.1) After a woman is killed by someone wearing a ninja outfit, Brenda and the squad soon realize they might have a bigger case on their hands than they thought. ✭✭✭✭

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