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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Carrie Underwood and Coldplay on Idol

American Idol is really rolling out the guests. Last week was Katy Perry and Queen, and this week is Carrie Underwood and Coldplay, and let’s not forget Little Steven appearing last night as mentor. Sadly, we won’t notice the performances much tonight, as we’ll all just be more concerned with who’s going home. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Bill Clinton and Elise Testone. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. NBA Basketball. Game 3 of First Round Eastern Conference Playoffs. Miami Heat at New York Knicks. 6:00 PM CT TNT

3. The Big Bang Theory. NASA reschedules Howard’s mission, jeopardizing wedding plans, and Penny is surprised by something Leonard says in the bedroom. 7:00 PM CT CBS

4. Community. Britta uses her psychology class skills to counsel the study group after a classmate dies, and Chang tries to get more control over campus security. 7:00 PM CT NBC

5. Missing. Giancarlo and Becca hurry to find Azimoff, Violet and Dax try to nab Becca, revealing an enemy 7:00 PM CT ABC

6. The Vampire Diaries. Klaus finds resistance from a surprising source when he tries to leave with Elena, Bonnie wants Abby’s help with a spell, and Stefan an dDamon talk about the future. 7:00 PM CT CW

7. American Idol. Carrie Underwood and Coldplay perform, and another contestant is eliminated. 7:00 PM CT Fox

8. Rules of Engagement. Jen and Audrey attend a concert, and Jeff makes plans without Jeff, hurting him. 7:30 PM CT CBS

9. 30 Rock. Angie brings Queen of Jordan back to TGS, Jack is forced to confront feelings about his mom because of news about Avery, and Liz gets in a feud. 7:30 PM CT NBC

10. Person of Interest. Finch gives Reese the day off on his birthday, hoping to keep him away from the newest person of interest. 8:00 PM CT CBS

11. The Office. Andy works on jumpstarting his comeback, and Jim and Dwight try to outsmart a salesman after Robert gets drunk and shuts down a local branch. 8:00 PM CT NBC

12. Grey’s Anatomy. The residents fret over the results of their exam, Arizona’s friend from childhood needs medical attention, the doctors try to help a patient without one third of his skull, and Julia wants to start a family with Mark. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. The Secret Circle. Blackwell wants Cassie to find a hidden crystal at the school by using her dark magic, Faye asks Jake to the prom despite him standing her up a few years back, and Dawn tries to stop Blackwell. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Touch. Martin helps a Frenchwoman find her biological mom and twin, an astronaut loses contact with Earth as his superstitious wife worries. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. The First 48. In the first hour, an unarmed man is shot down outside of a bar, and a woman is bludgeoned in her apartment. In the second hour, a lawyer claims his young client acted in self defense by murdering a man. 8:00 PM CT A&E

16. Swamp People. The hunting season is short and tightly regulated. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

17. Mary Mary. 8:00 PM CT WE

18. Parks and Recreation. With Leslie on a bus tour on the final day of her campaign a Pawnee VIP passes away, Any takes a closer look at a security threat, and Chris finds a depression cure. 8:30 PM CT NBC

19. NBA Basketball. Game 3 of First Round Western Conference Playoffs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks. 8:30 PM CT TNT

20. Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding. Kim Zolciak’s future in-laws are coming for a week-long visit, but according to ‘Psychic Rose’ they aren’t thrilled about the impending nuptials. This causes Kim to start smoking again. 8:30 PM CT Bravo

21. The Mentalist. While investigating a surfer’s murder, Lisbon gets back together with her ex-fiance, and Cho rethinks being in a relationship with Summer. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Awake. Bird and Britten look into what seems to be gang violence, Hannah faces a difficult situation between Rex and his girlfriend, and Harper has to take back a promise. Laura Innes guest stars. 9:00 PM CT NBC

23. Scandal. Olivia’s team help defend a pilot whose commercial plane crashed and killed all onboard, and w hen Amanda Tanner goes missing, Huck needs to refer back to his past to find her, and Fitz asks for help from the vice president. 9:00 PM CT ABC

24. Impractical Jokers. In the season finale, the guys toy with customers at a candy store using bizarre party props, they all try their hands at nosing, and they break the rules of appropriate elevator etiquette. 9:00 PM CT truTV

25. Kathy. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

26. 7 Days of Sex. A couple with three kids tries to keep their romance going, and a wife wants to loosen up her husband. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

27. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guest list tonight includes Robert Downey Jr., Katharine McPhee, and Toast to Freedom. 10:00 PM CT NBC