WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
AMERICAN IDOL (8PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
In week three, the kids sing Motown. Anybody else feel as if this show has gone, as so many reality shows do over the course of their runs, from charming to almost sad?
SCRUBS (8PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Dr. Cox… wait, are we reading this right? Dr. Cox actually praises J.D.? Isn’t that a sign of the apocalypse?
BETTER OFF TED (8:30PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
The company tries to create meatless beef in the laboratory. Quick, someone get us that “Where’s The Beef?” lady from the Wendy’s commercials on the line! She’s dead? Oh. Um, never mind.
LOST (9PM ABC, “A” in Canada)
Someone goes rogue and causes a whole lotta trouble for the others on the island. Based on the commercials that have been airing all week, I’m going with Sayid. He’s got “rogue troublemaker” written all over him.
NEW & NOTABLE:
SURVIVOR (8PM CBS)
Tonight’s episode is either a not-as-new-as-they’d-have-you-believe clipfest covering the first 15 days or a brand new episode. Commercials say one thing, listings say another. Guess you’ll have to tune in and find out!
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (8PM CW)
Cycle 3’s Tocarra hosts a sleepover for this cycle’s contestants. Oh brother. Then, the ladies take part in a posing challenge before doing a shoot in which they go to Ellis Island and pretend to be immigrants. “Give us your poor, your tired, your super hot…”
CHOPPING BLOCK (8PM NBC)
I was just asking someone yesterday if this show had been cancelled. Apparently, the answer is “no.” Or at least “not yet.” Tonight, the chefs incorporate “natural foods” into their menus.
CRIMINAL MINDS (9PM CBS)
A serial arsonist terrorizes a small town. Wouldn’t it be cool if they did so while singing “City on fire!” ala the crazy woman in Sweeney Todd?
LIFE (9PM NBC)
A coroner’s death becomes particularly troublesome when the team realizes that a whole lot of other cases could be comprimised by the outcome of this particular one.
CSI: NY (10PM CBS)
Okay, when our pals over at howrudeareyou.com kevetched about people who live in America but don’t speak English, some thought they were out of line. But on tonight’s CSI, the investigation into a subway shooting is complicated by the fact none of the witnesses speak the language. So take that, naysayers!
LAW & ORDER (10PM NBC)
The investigation into the murder of a television reporter digs up dirty details about a messy love triangle. Anybody else notice how many of tonight’s shows involve murders? No wonder I’m depressed by the time I finish the Wednesday-night listings!