The Warm Glow is officially back in business. I’m back from vacation, which, by sheer coincidence, had a bit of a TV theme (unlike when I traveled to Iceland pretty much entirely because I loved the “Amazing Race” episodes filmed there). My girlfriend and I went to the island of Bequia in the Grenadines, which was featured prominently over the summer on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” And while no, we didn’t hunt and eat any manicou, we did dine at a place Bourdain chowed down at, and our taxi driver happened to have driven him around too. So that was kinda cool. But now it’s back to the old grindstone, no more lazing about on beaches or sipping rum-based drinks, and it’s time to start catching up with a week’s worth of TV. Um, I think I’ll skip that rerun of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” though.
“Human Target” (8 p.m., Fox). Season premiere. The fun, semi-brainless action show is back for a second go-around of shootouts, kung-fu kicks and explosions. Tonight, Chance and Guerrero have to rescue their kidnapped partner, Winston, and two intriguing women join the cast; one’s a billionaire benefactor, the other’s a young thief. This is a cleverly written show that knows what it is, doesn’t over-reach and is frankly better than it should be. Believe me, there are far worse ways to blow an hour on a Wednesday night.
“Modern Family” (9 p.m., ABC). It’s Manny’s birthday, and everyone’s in a tizzy, especially the birthday boy, who’s facing a mid-mid-mid-life crisis.
“Cougar Town” (9:30 p.m., ABC). Jules is freaked out by Travis’ new, older girlfriend.
“Terriers” (10 p.m., FX). Hank gets a second chance to solve the case that got him thrown off the police force.
“Survivor: Nicaragua” (8 p.m., CBS). The castaways return to camp, only to find it’s burned down. Uh oh, did NaOnka leave the stove on?
“Circus” (9 p.m., PBS). In the season finale, one troupe scouts new talent, while a generations-old performing family wonders if their kids will carry on their tradition.
“South Park” (10 p.m., Comedy Central). In the season finale (already), Randy’s family suffers from his addiction to the Food Network. This has some serious hilarity potential.
“Finding Hulk Hogan” (10 p.m., A&E). That’s easy: Find a cheesy reality show on a second-tier basic cable network. Hey, there he is!