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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – American Idol Season Premiere

It always seems like such a long wait every year, but this time it doesn’t seem as long. American Idol seems to take forever between season finale and the next season premiere, but The X-Factor seems to have bridged that gap a little this year. After just a few weeks off after The X-Factor, now American Idol is starting out with all-new auditions. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Mario Lopez cohosts, and Marg Helgenberger and Mark Feuerstein are the today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Cocktail. See Tom Cruise shake it up with Elisabeth Shue. 10:30 AM CT Cinemax

3. Far and Away. Period epic. And by that I don’t mean just in American history. I mean also in celebrity history. It’s the period from when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were married and made this film together. 2:300 PM CT WoMax

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Colin Firth and Uggie the Dog. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. College Basketball. Cincinnati at Connecticut. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

6. Whitney. Whitney and Lily clash during wedding planning, Alex looks for help from Neal to pitch his website idea, and Roxanne and Mark donate blood. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. The Middle. Frankie volunteers to help at the Super Bowl being hosted in Indiana, but is disappointed with her assignment, the Hecks use the Donahues new car when they’re out of town, and Sue tells Matt how she feels. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. One Tree Hill. Brooke and her dad talk about a new business opportunity, Julian worries about an investment, Quinn convinces Clay to get help, Millie tries to tell Mouth the truth, and Alex is tempted with an offer. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. American Idol. Series premiere. Auditions take place in Savannah, Georgia. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. State Fair Foods. A look at state fair food, from maggot melts and belly buster burgers in Colorado, everything on a stock from ostrich to alligator to casserole in Minnesota, cream puffs and deep-fried cheese creations in Wisconsin, the spiciest pizza in the world in Arizona, sinful sweets from chocolate-dipped tiramisu to red velvet funnel cakes in Iowa, and deep-fried bubble gum and fried spicy chicken flapjacks on a stick in Texas 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. NBA Basketball. Portland Trailblazers at Atlanta Hawks. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

12. Are You There, Chelsea? Chelsea can’t resist going out with Sloan’s high school boyfriend who shows up at the bar, and Rick locates his ex and finds out she’s engaged. 7:30 PM CT NBC

13. Suburgatory. George plans on taking the guys with when he wins a trip to Atlantic City, and they run into Steve there, who was supposedly in Singapore. Tessa with alone-time with Scott Strauss. Jay Mohr and Thomas McDonell guest star. 7:30 PM CT ABC

14. Criminal Minds. The team wonders if a series of murders means a notorious killer is at it again, and Reid contemplates that he could be doing more with his abilities. 8:00 PM CT CBS

15. Harry’s Law. Harry’s client is a 21-year-old who bought a kidney, Tommy and Oliver’s clients are twins who shared a husband who turned up dead. 8:00 PM CT NBC

16. Modern Family. Claire gets ready for her debate with Duane Bailey, Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily’s verbage before she is a flower girl, and Gloria is blamed by Jay for Stella’s strange behavior. 8:00 PM CT ABC

17. Ghost Hunters. Adam and Brit investigate the basement of Naples Hotel to see if they can hear voices from Topper, the alleged boy who hung himself in the hotel. The team moves around the basement looking for signs of movement and if they can hear noises coming from the boy. They position themselves at the bar and proceed to direct questions to Topper, when all of a sudden they hear what appears to be silverware dropping on the floor. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

18. Amazing Eats. “Beefy Burgers.” 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

19. College Basketball. Texas at Kansas State. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

20. Happy Endings. Penny plans to change the slacker she’s dating, Brad reverts to his college behavior, and Alex and Max try to get Dave to give up his V-neck shirts. 8:30 PM CT ABC

21. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The law firm Willows recommends to a friend takes a professional hit. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A private military control company’s executive is sexually assaulted, leading to detectives uncovering a larger conspiracy in Iraq. 9:00 PM CT NBC

23. Revenge. Ramifications could come from Daniel’s romantic proposal, Charlotte has to move back in with her mom, a person Jack cares a lot about betrays him, placing his life in jeopardy, and Nolan makes Emily consider her actions carefully. 9:00 PM CT ABC

24. Royal Pains. Hank puts a prescription error’s blame and Dr. Van Dyke, and the HankMed team goes to a divorce party. 9:00 PM CT USA

25. Dog the Bounty Hunter. Dog and his team go after a fugitive who was accused of assaulting a cop. 9:00 PM CT A&E

26. The Soup. 9:00 PM CT E!

27. Hot in Cleveland. For Elka’s 90th birthday, Melanie takes her to the Browns locker room and ends up dating the kicker, Joy and Elka get surprising medical news, and Victoria becomes convinced Elka is god. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

28. Face Off. the action goes aquatic as the contestants are tasked with creating makeups that can get wet. We see our contestants in teams once again and tempers flare up when Becky realizes that Miranda just might not be as experienced as she thought. Her frustrations get worse once Miranda starts getting aggressive as a result of Becky’s rude remarks. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

29. Top Chef: Texas. This week’s quickfire challenge leaves the chef’testants second guessing themselves when they must create a dish incorporating ingredients of their choosing. But here’s the catch, the ingredients are coming into the kitchen one by one via a conveyer belt, and while some chef’s strategy is to wait for the best ingredient to come though, others pick the first ones they see and start cooking right away. However, this quickfire is easy compared to the elimination challenge where the chef’testants must impress guest judge, and Top Chef fan, Charlize Theron. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Toddlers & Tiaras. Mia, Isys, an Saliz compete in the Old Hollywood-themed pageant. 9:00 PM CT TLC

31. The Exes. While STuart and Phil are out to dinner, they bump into Phil’s ex, Holly is confused when she receives mixed signals from a cute coworker, and Haskell starts a traffic school online. 9:30 PM CT TVLand

32. NBA Basketball. Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers. 9:30 PM CT NBA TV

33. Conan. Shaun White, Jordan Peele, and Sammy Adams are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT TBS

34. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Jennifer Garner, Ross Matthews, and Parachute. 10:35 PM CT NBC