American Idol on Fox at 8:00pm ET. 15th season premiere. This is the last season for this show, which has been on since 2002. I’m sure someone somewhere is sad about this (maybe Fox?) but by and large I think it’s been well past time to put this beast out to pasture. No one even pretends that the winner gets anything but one of the worst contracts in the industry anymore.
CBS Special: People’s Choice Awards on CBS at 9:00pm ET. I always find it funny that these don’t even air on a weekend. It’s like “Well, you probably didn’t have anything better to do tonight, right?”
American Crime on ABC at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere. So, weirdly, most of the cast is returning but the setting and story are completely different. It’s a very strange take on the “anthology series” model that’s been more popular lately but I guess when you’ve got Regina King and Felicity Huffman in your cast it’s only natural to see what all you can do with them.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FXX at 10:00pm ET. 11th season premiere.
Skin Tight on TLC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is about people who have lost hundreds of pounds of weight and now have excess skin problems. I guess it was an inevitable outgrowth of the “extreme weight loss” genre.