Planet of the Apes
(2-4:30 p.m., FX) - Tim Burton's visually imaginative, narratively fragmented rethink of the 1968 cautionary tale about the human astronaut (Mark Wahlberg) who crash-lands on a planet where apes on horseback rope and brand humans as though they were cattle.
Mission: Impossible III
(8-10:30 p.m., TNT) - Whatever your feelings about Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams' film is nirvana for thrill-seekers. The creator of
cares more about his hero's heart than his hardware, and the result is a film that restores the human factor to the franchise - and to its producer-star. With Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as the glacial villain.
P.S. I Love You
(8-10:15 p.m., HBO) - Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank tackles romantic comedy by reteaming with
director Richard LaGravenese for this adaptation of Cecilia Ahern's novel. Swank plays a young widow mourning the untimely death of her husband (Gerard Butler), who has left behind letters advising her on how to live without him. Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star.
(9-11 p.m., COM) - We wish we had thought of this. When Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) is rejected by every college under the sun, he comes up with the obvious solution: create a school of his own. With the help of some fellow rejects and a lease on the local abandoned psychiatric hospital, the South Harmon Institute of Technology starts to look pretty real. Jonah Hill, Blake Lively and Lewis Black also star.