WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
AMERICAN IDOL (8PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
Strap on your dancin’ shoes and get ready to boogie oogie oogie ’til ya just can’t boogie no more. That’s right, it’s disco night. I’ve avoided this show like the boil on the butt of humanity that it is, but even I am tempted to tune in tonight.
90210 (9PM CW, Global in Canada)
Donna and Kelly bond. I’m sure lots of supposedly interesting things happen to the “new generation” of Beverly Hills residents, but who cares. It’s Kelly and Donna, together again!
FRINGE (9PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
Olivia witnesses a suicide… in her dreams, and it soon becomes apparent her nightmares could be connected to the ZFT manifesto. All of which would certainly mean a lot more to us if we remembered what exactly the ZFT manifesto was.
NEW & NOTABLE:
SAMANTHA WHO? (8PM ABC)
Who out there was asking for more of this show? (Anyone? Bueller?) Well, whoever you are, ABC heard and is responding with not just one but two new episodes airing back-to-back! (I’m going to guess they were so busy responding to your request that mine — that they not cancel SAMANTHA WHO — got lost in the shuffle. I hope you’re happy.)
THE BIGGEST LOSER (8PM NBC, E! in Canada)
The contestants take part in a health trivia contest. Frankly, that sounds like this recurring nightmare I have in which I’m playing Trivial Pursuit and all I need is one more piece of plastic pie, but I keep getting science questions over and over and over.
REAPER (8PM CW)
Sam makes a deal tonight which could result in him learning the secret to regaining his soul. Meanwhile, the Devil amuses himself by causing tensions between Sam and Morgan. Oh, you devil you!
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8PM CBS)
The show has really been doing a great job of having Penny bond with the various guys this season as evidenced in this rerun during which her nasty remark about Wolowitz sends him into a tizzy.
DANCING WITH THE STARS (9PM ABC)
Natasha Bedingfield performs, as does the Irish group Celtic Woman. Oh, and someone’s going home.
RESCUE ME (10PM FX)
Tommy decides it’s time to have a little chat about the birds and the bees with daughter Colleen. Later, he meets the psycho-dramaturge (who knew there was such a thing?) who advised Sheila to “purge” herself of Tommy.
THE UNUSUALS (10PM ABC)
The detectives set up a sting at a store that sells murder weapons and body-disposal advice. Talk about putting the “beyond” in Bed, Bath & Beyond!