WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
AMERICAN IDOL (8PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
The first 12 perform. Is it just me, or is this cycle already feeling long?
NEW & NOTABLE:
NCIS (8PM CBS, Global in Canada)
It’s like Freaky Friday when a case from Tony’s past has him and Gibbs changing roles. Okay, it’s probably not at all like the great Jodie Foster flick (do not get me started on the Lindsay Lohan remake!), but wouldn’t it be cool if it was?
BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES (8PM NBC, E! in Canada)
Weight loss is an uphill battle. Tonight, that is literally true as the contestants climb a hill to find keys to the gym. Tell you what… if I climbed a hill and was rewarded with a workout, I’d be annoyed.
SCRUBS (8PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Remember a few weeks back when I speculated that ABC was burning through their episodes way too quickly? Well, guess what… two episodes tonight, both repeats.
THE MENTALIST (9PM CBS)
A country-club member is poisoned. Now if this weren’t a show that revolves around murders, I’d totally suspect it was bad cream cheese, but that’s probably not true in this case.
LAST RESTAURANT STANDING (9PM BBC America)
Proving the whole “waste not, want not” thing, contestants have to use every part of an organic pig in order to make delicious dishes. Can’t wait to see what they do with the tail.
LAW & ORDER: SVU (10PM NBC, CTV in Canada)
Strippers and dead guys and transgender teens… come on, what more do you want?
NIP/TUCK (10PM FX)
How these guys avoid sexual harassment suits is beyond me. Tonight, Sean makes a play for the new anesthesiologist. On the one hand, who can blame him, seeing as she’s played by BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Kattee Sackhoff. On the other, her name is Teddy, and we’d think that would just leave him flashing back to those human stuffed bears his crazy agent specialized in!
WITHOUT A TRACE (10PM CBS)
A self-defense class can’t prevent a mother and her son from going missing. Personally, I’d demand a refund.