Thursday, Jan. 19
American Idol (8 pm) Stability is the keyword for this season as the judges’ panel remains the same for the second straight year, the first time the panel has been the same in consecutive seasons since the addition of the (short-lived) fourth judge following season seven.
“We’re holding stable” seems like a rather odd promotional message.
Parks and Recreation (NBS, 8:30 pm) Andy and April go to the doctor.
Amy’s case of herpes simplex becomes hilariously complex.
Snakeman of Appalachia (Animal Planet, 9pm) Verlin seeks to evacuate rattlesnakes and copperheads from a soon-to-be strip-mined mountain.
“Evacuate” usually applies to something you’d want to save…
The Office (NBC, 9 PM) When Robert decides to sell his mansion, Kevin suggests he throw a pool party for the office; Erin flirts with Dwight to get Andy’s attention.
Steve Carrel’s absence continues to be felt. Acutely.
Maybe Tim couldn’t make you a real boy, but I can.
Project Runway Allstars (Lifetime, 9 pm) The designers must create a cocktail dress for Miss Piggy.
Mondo finally has a role model: an outrageously fabulous muppet who has almost become a real person.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 pm) Meredith tries to choose a specialty.
Does the AMA recognize “Being a mopey bitchface” as a surgical specialty?
The Mentalist (CBS, 10 pm) Jane and the team try to investigate the death of a mob boss’ son, despite having very little evidence.
If having “very little evidence” is a big hurdle for you, maybe you don’t belong in a procedural…
And speaking of heinous…
When Girls Kill (E!, 10 pm) From The School Yard To The Prison Yard, E! Examines True Stories Of Teenage Girls Who Committed Heinous Crimes.
You know it’s gonna be good because it has “heinous” in the tag line.
Jersey Shore (MTV, 10 pm) The roommates try to adjust to life without Vinny; Mike confronts his demons; Pauly celebrates his birthday.