Filmmaker Spike Lee returns to New Orleans with a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "When The Levees Broke" about the city after Hurricane Katrina.
This time around, Lee delivers "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," a two-part documentary that will air on HBO tonight at 9 p.m. Part 2 airs tomorrow night at the same time.
This documentary has gotten a lot of buzz, particularly because the BP oil spill took place while Lee was down there shooting. (Lee also caught the hoopla of the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl).
Though the oil spill was still being resolved after Lee finished shooting, he still devotes about 40 minutes of the documentary to it. What was interesting during the time he was shooting, Lee was very critical of the Obama administration's handling of the crisis, much as he was of the Bush administration's handling post-Katrina. It will be interesting to see how much of that is evident in the final cut of the documentary.
Lee also interviews many of the key figures who drew criticism for their handling of Katrina. It should make for some interesting viewing.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: I tried to give it several episodes, but I ran out of gas on "Rizzoli & Isles." (TNT, 10 p.m.) Part of it was my frustration about bringing Isles into the active investigations. As a cop reporter, I know the medical examiner doesn't get involved the way Isles does (though, of course, it wouldn't be much of a show each week if she didn't). It follows a new "Closer" at 9 p.m.
ABC Family has new episodes of "Secret Life of an American Teenager" and "Huge" from 8-10 p.m.
Showtime airs "Weeds" at 10 p.m., followed by "The Big C" at 10:30 p.m.
On the networks, Lightman must rescue Foster's boyfriend on "Lie To Me" (Fox, 9 p.m.) Also, ABC has "The Bachelor Pad" from 8-10 p.m., followed by "Dating In The Dark" at 10 p.m.
Finally, NBC airs the Miss Universe pageant at 9 p.m.