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‘American Idol’ has Neil Diamond mentoring

“Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and more SNL in Primetime highlight’s tonight’s TV.

Celebrating 50 years of British musical influence, the Idols smile large

Tonight on TV

ABC kicks off the night with a double dose of “According to Jim,” followed by the “Dancing with the Stars” results show (will Shannon Elizabeth make it?) and a new “Women’s Murder Club.”
CBS sandwiches an old “The Unit” between new episodes of “NCIS” and “Shark.”

The CW is all new with “Beauty and the Geek” and “Reaper” while Fox does “American Idol” with Neil Diamond and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

NBC will bring up the rear with a “Saturday Night Live” tribute to Alec Baldwin (funny, but old news) followed by an excellent “Law and Order: SVU” with Robin Williams in an unusual role. 

Over on cable

On Bravo, it’s a lesbian cruise for the gals of “Workout,” a “Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” on MTV and WE talks polygamy on “Secret Lives of Women.”  All of them at 10:00. 

News and notable

— Last night on “Dancing with the Stars,” Latin actor Cristian de la Fuente was taken to the hospital with an arm injury that may be more serious than was let on. There’s no word yet as to whether he’ll be able to continue on in the competition.

— The Hollywood Reporter says that Angela Bassett will become a series regular on the final season of “ER” and Noah Wyle will return for a short arc.

— Natasha Henstridge of “Eli Stone” will join JAG’s “David James Elliott” in the $14 million dollar mini-series “Impact” about a dwarf star that strikes the moon.  It’s also the current project for Supernatural’s Samantha Ferris.

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