Lori’s List: Rahm Emanuel visits Jimmy, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ springs a new batch

Written By By LORI RACKL TV Critic Posted: 06/01/2014, 08:46pm

“THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” (10:30 p.m. Tuesday, WMAQ-Channel 5): Fallon did Chicago’s Polar Plunge and now it’s time for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to live up to his end of the quid pro quo and be a guest on NBC’s late-night talker. Who knows what — if anything — Fallon has in store for the city’s leader? “Evolution of Ballet Dancing?” “Truth or Truth?” A nip-sync battle set to “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)?” Actor and writer Jonah Hill also guests. Musical performance by Soundgarden.

“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT” (7 p.m. Thursday, WLS-Channel 7): Kimmel carries on his annual tradition of half-hour primetime specials pegged to the NBA Finals, starting tonight with game one. The late-night host puts a basketball spin on signature comedy bits like “Mean Tweets” and “Lie Witness News.” Guests include Cameron Diaz, Tracy Morgan, Mila Kunis, Jason Segel, Snoop Dogg and Martin Lawrence.

“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Friday, Netflix): Thirteen new episodes of the video streaming service’s singular prison dramedy drop all at once, and bingers won’t be disappointed. Creator Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) continues to tell the fascinating stories of women rarely seen on “TV” in season two, whose premiere is set — spoiler alert — largely in Chicago. Joining the Litchfield ladies behind bars is an old enemy of Red’s (Kate Mulgrew, “NTSF:SD:SUV”) played with imposing force by Lorraine Toussaint (“Any Day Now”). Rating: ★★★★

“BROTHER VS. BROTHER” (8 p.m. Sunday, HGTV): Sibling rivalry reaches new heights with the eminently likable home-improvement pros and bros, Jonathan and Drew Scott. HGTV’s dynamic duo mentor teams of designers racing against the clock to boost the property values of various fixer-uppers. The weakest contestant gets the boot each episode. Representing Chicago is house flipper and designer Jennifer “Six” Hawn on Team Drew, which starts off season two on a shaky foundation.

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