Simon Cowell Gets Company
American Idol returns with a fourth judge, Kara DioGuardi, and Fox promising less horrible auditions.
Between 24 and Superstars of Dance, these two hour TV blocks are killing me! Luckily it didn't take much brain power to flip between 24 and Superstars of Dance. Dance because, well...it's a dancing show and 24...predictable, so no brain power needed.
Tonight On TV -- Tuesday, January 13Fox fills the night with music, sort of. It's the return of American Idol where Simon Cowell has company on the judge panel beyond the usual suspects Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.
NBC goes with The Biggest Loser and then Olivia goes undercover as a madam on Law & Order SVU.
CBS has a strong line-up. First Ducky is accused of war crimes on NCIS, a young football player is murdered on The Mentalist and on Without a Trace, the team searches for Elena's former partner.
A man with a skull raises questions on ABC's Homeland Security, then it's a double dose of Scrubs, followed by Primetime: What Would You Do?
Over on cableThe Food Network's answer to Top Chef begins tonight. On Chopped, a new group of chefs battle for dominance each week as they take on a variety of culinary challenges.
Leverage is new on TNT tonight with Nate and the gang going up against the mob.
FX has a new episode of Nip/Tuck, Oxygen delivers The Bad Girls Club and Bravo has The Real Housewives of Orange County.
If you like to star gaze, check out the History channel series The Universe, new at 9:00.
News and notableBreaking news from the Television Critics Association -- Fox has canceled Prison Break. Just, not right now. The show has at least four more episodes to air but then their breaking days are over.
Also according to Michael Ausielle, What About Brian's Amanda Detmer has booked a short arc on Private Practice.
He also reports that Dante's Cove star Gregory Michael will be joining Greek as a love interest for Calvin.
SCI FI Channel gave Destination Truth the go-ahead for a third season.
TNT has picked up Ray Romano's mid-life crisis series Coming of Age. Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula also star.
SOAPnet has a quirky new series called Being Erica. It's about a woman who can time travel in order to fix mistakes in her past. The series premieres February 19.
Today's clip: American Idol!