Tuning in: On TV this week.
Love Rules (ABC, 8-10 p.m.): Marilu Henner stars as the mother of a reluctant bride in a farce about the so-called "rules of engagement" that turn a simple wedding into an extravagant affair. But her plans almost frighten both bride and groom out of the wedding. The film is oddly cynical in tone, though it professes to be a romantic comedy. The best thing about the story is the idea that love can survive such trials.
Five Days To Midnight (Sci Fi Channel, 9-11 p.m.): This riveting five-hour miniseries comes equipped with a labyrinthine plot and a mind-bender of a physics problem to solve. A brilliant professor (Timothy Hutton) receives a briefcase from the future with his name on it. When he opens the file it contains, he finds pictures of his own murder - which will take place in five days. But if he changes the future, will he make the structure of the universe collapse? Back to the blackboard.
The Vice (BBC America, Mondays, 9-11 p.m. through June): Ken Stott stars as Inspector Pat Chappel, a British policeman, in this new miniseries. Chappel sets out to ensnare Detective Sergeant Vickers, a fellow officer who is one of the most vicious, murderous hypocrites in the police force. But to do so, he has to play some mind-boggling games with his quarry. Mystery buffs will find it thrilling, if a bit raw.
The Jury (Fox, 8-10 p.m.): Fox opens its new season with a sharp new courtroom drama that focuses on the members of a jury each week as they debate the guilt or innocence of a defendant. Each week ushers in a new jury and a new case. Back-to-back episodes gives us an introduction to the show's unusual writing style.