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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – James Durbin on American Idol

James Durbin makes his return to the American Idol stage tonight. The rocker finished in fourth place last year and should have some good advice for this year’s crew. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Maya Rudolph, Josh Bowman, and Karmin. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Community. Britta wants her friends to help her stay away from her ex who is visiting, and Dean Laybourne gets Dean Pelton’s help to get Troy into the Air Conditioning Repair Anneex. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Missing. Becca looks for clues regarding Michael’s location, while Michael plans his escape. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. American Idol. Another contestant is eliminated. 7:00 PM CT Fox

5. NBA Basketball. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls. 7:00 PM CT TNT

6. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. In the first hour, twenty years after a couple were out hiking, and she fell off a cliff, the truth is revealed. In the second hour, a young detective uses her head and heart to try and beat the odds on the job. 7:00 PM CT TLC

7. Truck Stop USA. Bechtold is giving back to his best customers in a huge way. Not only will he offer truckers free cab cleanings with every fill up, he’s giving the 200th customer of Trucker Appreciation Weekend the “monster” opportunity to drive Big Foot! 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

8. Rules of Engagement. Jeff figures out Audrey uses sex to get what she wants, and Timmy and Russell make a soup spoon commercial. 7:30 PM CT CBS

9. 30 Rock. Jack gets encouragement from Liz to open up to his ill mom, Jenna goes out with a musician, and Tracy tries to convince his son to forget about college. 7:30 PM CT NBC

10. The Office. Robert makes the office hold a welcome party for Nellie, and Erin helps Andy practice breaking up with Jessica. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Grey’s Anatomy. Christina forces Owen to discuss the intimates details of his affair, Mark takes it seriously when he plays chief for the day, and Arizona, Callie, and Bailey plan a special evening for Teddy. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. Touch. Martin gets involved in a young woman’s mission for vengeance, and Teller tries to fix things with his estranged daughter. 8:00 PM CT Fox

13. The First 48. In the first hour, a man gets stabbed to death in his apartment in Dallas, with police believing a woman is behind it, and an innocent man dies after a wild gunfight. In the second hour, an update on the widow of a Darfurian immigrant who was shot in his store, as she worries the three men involved might not be brought to justice. 8:00 PM CT A&E

14. Sand Masters. Rusty Croft and the sculptors must design and create a huge, animal-themed sand sculpture to promote the Cheetah Run, a new attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Before digging into their work, the team explores the park’s sprawling, open-air African exhibits, get intimate with giraffes and hand feed rhinos. Then, after a broken water main threatens to flood the entire sand pile, one artist gets seriously injured while another accidentally causes part of the sculpture to collapse right in front of the client. :00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. Swamp People. Follow Bruce as he takes some tourists on one of his famous gator tours. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

16. Mary Mary. Erica and Tina pull together as they make a jaw-dropping decision that will put their financial future, personal relationships and reputation all at risk. To add to the drama, the ladies find themselves stuck in the middle of a heated argument over money between their sister/stylist Goo and manager Mitch. And to further complicate an already complicated situation, Tina is showing signs that she may be pregnant! 8:00 PM CT WE

17. Up All Night. Chris proposes to Reagan again after she loses her engagement ring, and Kevin tries to get back together with Ava. 8:30 PM CT NBC

18. Awake. Capt. Harper is worried about Britten’s interest in a tip that is linked to a case he was investigating before the accident, and Hannah gets ready for the move. 9:00 PM CT NBC

19. Scandal. Olivia protects a new client under investigation, and Quinn finds trouble. 9:00 PM CT ABC

20. Impractical Jokers. The guys go barking up the wrong tree at a pet store and take a swing as golf instructors at the driving range. 9:00 PM CT truTV

21. NBA Basketball. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors. 9:30 PM CT TNT

22. Conan. Jim Gaffigan and Arctic Monkeys are included on the guest list tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

23. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Tim Allen, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Feist. 10:35 PM CT NBC