TV TOP picks
1 The Nature of Things
8 p.m. on (NW)
Who knew that Earth’s biggest migration was vertical, not horizontal? In the new documentary “Ocean Magic at Night,” cameraman and marine biologist Rick Rosenthal captures for the first time footage of some of the billions of animals who nightly make a long trek from the depths of the ocean to its surface to feed, then at dawn begin the long dive back into the deep. The deep-sea exploration team at the Monterey Bay (Calif.) Aquarium Research Institute assists him on the project.
2 My Best Friend’s Wedding
8:10 p.m. on (TMNE)
The pretty woman gets pretty devious in this 1997 hit romantic comedy. Julia Roberts plays food critic Julianne Potter, who decides her best buddy (Dermot Mulroney) should be more than that and pulls out all the stops to keep him from marrying someone else (Cameron Diaz). Rupert Everett drew raves from critics and female fans for his portrayal of George, Julianne’s gay friend and co-conspirator. 3 Après Ski
9 p.m. on (SLICE)
Newly appointed manager Jim has just one week to prove his team deserves to come back for another season in “Last Run,” the season finale. Bobby, meanwhile, is extremely unhappy about Jim’s promotion, but when he meets with Joey to challenge that move, he’s too hungover from a party the night before to be very persuasive. Lynsey’s hard-drinking clients from Texas are working her last nerve, so she tries to find a way to satisfy them while keeping them away from the booze. 4 Bordertown
9:30 p.m. on (FOX-R)
Surely topical, as any observer of current political matter will recognize immediately, this new animated series concerns the relations between two families living on the border of the United States and Mexico. A Border Patrol agent (voice of Hank Azaria) feels competitive toward a wellto-do immigrant neighbor (voice of Nicholas Gonzalez). “The Engagement” — as this first episode is called — of two of their relatives doesn’t help matters.