‘Gossip Girl ‘ (8PM, The CW)
Poor Dan Humphrey … guess he hasn’t read the ‘Gossip Girl’ books, because if he had, he’d know that the new rich kid on the block is one Aaron Rose, destined to be the next boy toy on the arm of one Serena van der Woodsen. Of course, in the books, Dan is also bisexual, so the TV series will probably never be 100 percent faithful to the book series, but it is true that Aaron (‘Stick It’ star John Patrick Amedori) is Serena’s new Dan. Meanwhile, Humphrey kid Jenny makes a new friend in the rebellious Agnes, who convinces Little J that she needs to make a bold move with her fashion career, lest Blair’s mom squash it before it even begins.
[Yes I Like This Show.]
‘Heroes’ (9PM, NBC)
Good guy gone bad (Suresh), baddie (Sylar) with a chance to do good and save his bro (Peter) and a major catfight throwdown (Claire and the returning Elle) … there’s a little something for everyone. Trapped and terrified, Nathan and Tracy (Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter) fight for their lives against a much-changed, monstrous Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) to free themselves and the doctor’s other test subjects. Elle (guest star Kristin Bell) returns with a surprise for Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and her family, and Angela (Cristine Rose) tries to persuade Sylar (Zachary Quinto) to save Peter (Milo Ventimiglia).
[Im So OVER This Show.]
‘One Tree Hill’ (9PM, The CW)
Lucas’ cheesy prose not only makes his second novel a hit, but a big Hollywood so-and-so wants to option it for a movie. Only on The CW, kids, only on The CW.
‘My Own Worst Enemy’ 10PM, NBC
Edward treks off to Mexico to get info on Russian weaponry, but gets double-crossed. So what happens when a guy with dual personalities is double-crossed? We dunno, but it sounds like math might be involved.
[And we generally try to avoid math of any sort.]
‘Boston Legal’ 10PM, ABC
Murderous Catherine Piper (Betty White) returns to get help from Crane, Poole & Schmidt because, this time, she blew up her doctor. In her defense, she only meant to burn his office down; exploding him was a miscalculation. Elsewhere, Alan and Denny hit a dude ranch.
Chuck 8:00 PM, NBC
A life in espionage starts to take its toll on Chuck (Zachary Levi) who’s forced to try and explain his unusual behavior to Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and the Buy More efficiency expert (guest star Tony Hale), but a new assignment only complicates things. Then, a global terrorist comes looking for Jeff (Scott Krinsky), and Chuck has to socialize with him in order to find out what role he plays in the mission.
[I love Chuck.]
The Big Bang Theory 8:00 PM, CBS
He got the brains; she got the looks. Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) twin sister, Missy (guest star Courtney Henggeler), is in town, and it’s lust at first sight for Leonard, Howard and Raj (Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar). Sheldon puts an end to their competition for her attention by telling them he’ll decide whom she dates. A confidence drug helps Raj talk to Missy and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) but wears off at the worst possible time.
NFL Football 8:30 PM, ESPN
Look who’s in first place in the AFC South. For once, it’s Peyton Manning looking up at a rival, in this case Kerry Collins and the Tennessee Titans, who could enter tonight’s game in Nashville against the Colts a perfect 6-0. Last year these two teams split their season series, and it was Collins, in relief of an injured Vince Young, who engineered a second-half comeback versus Indy in Week 17 to get Tennessee into the playoffs.
[No Thank You.]
Primal Fear 9:00 PM, HIST
This two-hour documentary looks into what drives our fears and how they strike terror in an individual. Each fear — drowning; vermin; being buried, eaten or burned alive; the unknown — will be explored by looking at its history, the science behind it and a contemporary experience. Call us crazy, but don’t all of those things seem worthy of fear? You know what’s really scary? People who don’t find that stuff scary.
[Too scared to watch that.]
My Own Worst Enemy 10:00 PM, NBC
Edward (Christian Slater) is ordered to Mexico to get schematics for Russia’s next-generation nuclear bomb and finds himself double-crossed. Henry (Slater) agrees to meet with an inquiring FBI agent after discovering Edward inadvertently put his daughter Ruthy (Bella Thorne) in danger. Tom’s (Mike O’Malley) wife, Mary Grady (Missy Yager), becomes suspicious of his many business trips and hires a private investigator.
[Too bad its up against Boston Legal]
CSI: Miami 10:00 PM, CBS
Too bad Emmy has ignored this series — at least where the acting is concerned — because Emily Procter deserves a shot at a statue. That’s evident in this episode, in which her character, Calleigh Duquesne, is almost hit by a car. She shoots at the vehicle, and it crashes into a store, where a woman is found dead. From Calleigh’s guilt at possibly having caused the death to her relief at learning the truth — the woman was murdered — Procter’s acting is spot-on.
[I only like CSI-VEGAS]