Tonight in HD: March 9

SoHo Highlight: Luck (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Series finale: Jo is still in hospital; Escalante preps his race-day horses; Ace and Gus join the crowd for the epic showdown between the two stars of Santa Anita, Ace and Gus’ Pint of Plain and Walter’s Gettin’Up Morning. Eulogised the Wall Street Journal: “That’s it. Luck has run out. It started out with a rich pedigree and heavy hype, and ended in death and disappointment. And I’m not even talking about the series’ narrative, but the programme itself, from the rumoured tension between superstar executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, to the subpar ratings, to its ultimate demise after a third horse died during production. Yet, for all the dire plot developments in the finale, Luck ends on a high note for most of its main characters, giving you hope that even its biggest apparent losers might have fortune on their side going forward, making this conclusion especially bittersweet.” ✮✮✮✮

Homeland (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity, and recommits to his mission. "After the shocking revelations of the last couple of weeks, this was a return to meat-and-potatoes-style, character-based storytelling," said the AV Club. New York magazine put it this way: "If this week's episode is any indication, the folks behind the scenes at Homeland are quite concerned about viewers being able to like Nick Brody, even if he's a terrorist. And so we got an episode's worth of youth soccer, adorable moppets, and one hell of an emotionally bulletproof justification for turning on one's own country." ✮✮✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Heath’s quest for revenge endangers Bianca; Brax is confronted by memories of Charlie and leaves hospital; Leah admits her true feelings. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross’ new girlfriend seems nearly perfect until he visits her incredibly dirty apartment; Chandler helps Joey pick out a thoughtful present for Kathy’s birthday. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Rachel stamps on a misadventure; Vasa thrills in her dangerous liaison; Callum’s put in his place. ✮✮✮

Last Man Standing (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Mike is thrown for a loop when he meets his new neighbours, a loving lesbian couple, but finds that he and one of the women share similar interests. ✮✮

Modern Family (TV3, 8.00, 5.1) When an old neighbourhood kid returns to town as a billionaire, Phil thinks of what could have been. ✮✮✮✮

Criminal Minds (TV One, 8.30) The BAU team try to beat the odds when they investigate a series of casino-related murders; Garcia is concerned that she and Morgan are getting too close. ✮✮

Desperate Housewives (TV2, 8.30) Chuck calls Gabrielle, Susan and Lynette individually for questioning about the possible murder – of Alejandro; Bree’s life begins to spiral into despair when the women abandon her. ✮✮

Person of Interest (TV One, 9.30) Reese and Finch’s latest number is a desperate man near his breaking point.  As the case evolves, the duo calls upon a former person of interest to help. ✮✮

Revenge (TV2, 9.30) Victoria is overcome by doubt and loneliness as her family dissolves around her. ✮✮

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 9.35, 5.1) The CSIs work with the FBI to investigate the murder of a rancher who was also a ballistics expert. ✮✮

Saving Grace (TV3, 11.10, 5.1) Grace and her team investigate the savage slaying of a woman and the abduction of her son. ✮✮

Sky Movies Premiere: Hop (Sky 20, 5.05, 5.1) The teenage son of the Easter Bunny becomes the house guest from hell in a kiddie comedy the New York Times deemed "innocuous, though occasionally annoying and also, less expectedly, occasionally funny.” It's part of a triple-feature premiere marathon that continues with Soul Surfer at 6.40 and True Justice: Street Wars, another entry in the Steven Seagal franchise, at 8.30. (2011) ✮✮

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