How can there be so much great TV on Tuesdays, but so little on Wednesdays? Come on networks, help us out and space these a little!
“Lost” (9 p.m., ABC). It’s a Hurley-centric episode, featuring the return of Libby. Plus, Ilana leads a recon trip to Hydra Island. And hopefully we’ll learn a little bit more about Desmond’s revelation.
“Justified” (10 p.m., FX). Last week’s episode stumbled a little into typical cop drama. Hopefully this week will get things back on track. Tonight, Raylan has to bail his criminal father out of jail. Hey, at least he probably won’t shoot him.
“The Daily Show” (11 p.m., Comedy Central). With guest Rachel Maddow. The big “pop” you just heard was 10 million youngish, hip, liberal brains exploding.
“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox). Only because Adam Lambert is mentoring the remaining Idolists tonight.
“Glee” (9:28 p.m., Fox). Weird start time, and it’ll be a weird end time, pushing back the Channel 2 news to 10:30. Set your recordings accordingly. But TV’s best (errr, only) musical series is back after a four-month hiatus. The kids start prepping for regionals, and Sue’s back and gunning for Will. Madonna music is kinda the theme tonight, and rumor has it we’ll see Sue do “Vogue.” Should be interesting.
“Deadliest Catch” (9 p.m., Discovery). Season premiere. The sixth season begins with king crab season in the Bering Sea. It’ll be interesting to see how this season develops, since Captain Phil Harris – one of the featured fishermen – dies midway through. Should be a little extra poignant.
“Parenthood” (10 p.m., NBC). Yadda yadda yadda, family drama.
“V” (10 p.m., ABC). Who is John May? Hey, it’s Michael Trucco, Anders from “Battlestar Gallactica”! But this show ain’t “Battlestar Galactica,” and John May is no Sam Anders.