Broadway-themed television isn't limited to "Smash." To ensure that viewers are ready for Sunday night's premiere of "Lovestruck: The Musical," ABC Family will be airing four nights of romantic comedy and melodrama. The warbling kicks off with the little-seen 2009 remake of "Fame" (8:30 p.m., TV-PG), starring Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen and Megan Mullally.
I must admit that this film passed me by when it was released. But it did not go without criticism. Many scribes complained it lacked the grit and soul of director Alan Parker's 1980 original and presented a completely sanitized view of high school life. Now I know why it's being broadcast on ABC Family!
Friday night, the network offers two 2010 romantic comedies, "When in Rome" and "You Again." Saturday night, it broadcasts the animated musical "Tangled."
---Tales of war correspondents tend to be drenched in testosterone. The 2012 HBO movie "Hemingway & Gell- horn" put the emphasis on macho derring-do by writers of both genders. That is not the case with the documentary "Which Way Is the Frontline From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" (8 p.m., HBO).
Journalist Sebastian Junger, the author of "The Perfect Storm," pays tribute to photo-
journalist Hetherington, who was his collaborator on the 2010 Afghanistan war documentary "Res trepo" and who lost his life in Libya in 2011. "Life and Time" emphasizes the photographer's warm, engaging nature and his habit of becoming personally involved with his subjects in order to better understand them and convey their stories.
He saw war coverage not only as a means of reporting dire news, but as a way of exploring human nature and celebrating the actions of people who often behaved at their best and noblest under the worst conditions.
---Annie butters up Cornwallis on "Community" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
---Results are read on "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---The regionals inspire contestants to chase personal dreams on "Glee" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---Tim visits the finalists at home on "Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).
---On two episodes of "Anger Management" (FX, TV-14): baseball (9 p.m.); Charlie irks the neighbors (9:30 p.m.).
---Will and Jack must find a murderer who harvests victims' organs on "Hannibal" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton's 2012 send-up of the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" (10 p.m., Cinemax).
---On two episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, r, TV-14): Sheldon faces charges (8 p.m.); Sheldon's unwelcome intervention (9 p.m.).
---San Diego and New Jersey cultures clash on "Wife Swap" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Elena meddles with Caroline's prom plans on "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Walden's tough choice on "Two and a Half Men" (8:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
---"New Jim" and "Dwight Jr." on "The Office" (8:30 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG).
---Meredith frets about her unborn baby on "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC, r, TV-14).
---Evan blows Vincent's cover on "Beauty and the Beast" (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG).
---On two episodes of "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, TV-PG): outmoded laws (9 p.m.), honoring Jerry (9:30 p.m.).
---A silent partner on "2 Broke Girls" (9:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
---Olivia's new client (Lisa Edelstein) complicates a
Supreme Court nomination on "Scandal" (10 p.m., ABC, r, TV-14).
---Mark Mazzetti is scheduled on "The Daily Show
With Jon Stewart" (11 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Eva Mendes, Chris Messina and Alt-J appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS).
---Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero and T.J. Miller are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---Richard Engel sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Johnny Depp, Bill Carter and the Blame appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r).
---Jay Leno welcomes Olivia Wilde, Nick Offerman, Buddy Guy and the Experience Hendrix All-Star Band on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC, r).
---Ken Jeong, Jennifer Morrison and Phoenix appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Tracy Morgan, Andy Cohen, Deerhunter and B.J. Thomas visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC, r).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Ginnifer Goodwin and Salman Rushdie on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
Kevin McDonough can be reached at kevin.tvguy@g mail.com.