State of the Union (6 p.m., pretty much every network). Why are there reruns tonight and out-of-place syndicated shows (“Access Hollywood,” “Judge Judy”) on the network channels? Blame Obama.
“A Day in the Life” (8 p.m., CSN-BA). A day in the life of Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. Watch him play video games, work out and hopefully not get busted for smoking pot. Hmmm, you know, this would have been a much more interesting show if it had been filmed during baseball season. On a game day.
“Lights Out” (10 p.m., FX). Johnny tries to get the gym’s top boxer, Omar, a title shot (even though he didn’t look too impressive last week). Meanwhile, Lights’ 40th birthday approaches, and the cops find his MP3 player on a dead body. I’m liking this show, but not as much as “Terriers” back in the fall. Sadly, I think it’ll join “Terriers” in cancellation land — its ratings have been pretty bad in the first two weeks.
“Pioneers of Television” (8 p.m., PBS). Part 2 tonight focuses on the great Western series of the past: “Gunsmoke,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza” and such.
“The Space Age: NASA’s Story” (9 p.m., PBS). A history of the Apollo program, from the tragedy of Apollo 1 to the moon landing of Apollo 11.
“The Game” (10 p.m., BET). This once-canceled CW sitcom and “Girlfriends” spinoff is back with new episodes and getting huge ratings, especially for basic cable. I had literally never heard of it until last week. Perhaps I’m not in its target demo. But if you want to catch up, the season’s first two episodes air at 9, with a new episode at 10.
“Chopped” (10 p.m., Food Network). One chef messes up a trout appetizer, while another tries to poison the judges in the entree round. Fun!
“Southland” (10 p.m., TNT). Ben has to make a death notification, and Lydia and Josie deal with an odd murder suspect.
“White Collar” (10 p.m., USA). Ooooh, a flashback episode! Neal recalls his first meetings with Kate and Mozzie, and Peter remembers the first time he busted Neal.
“Onion Sportsdome” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central). More funny but disposable sports satire.
“Teen Mom” (10 p.m., MTV). Ugh. I disapprove.