“Survivor: Redemption Island” (8 p.m., CBS). Season premiere. The 22nd season kicks off in Nicaragua, with a couple of familiar faces: Boston Rob and Russell. They’ll lead opposing teams, and this season, those who get voted off will get a second chance to stay in the game. If they can survive Redemption Island. I’m kinda sick of Russell, who’s on for a third time in four seasons, but you have to admit, he’s a compelling character. I hate him, but he’s compelling.
“Modern Family” (9 p.m. ABC). It’s Lily’s birthday, and Cameron is peeved that he can’t appear as Fizbo the clown. Speaking of clowns, Mitchell and Clarie’s flaky mom (Shelley Long) is back with her new boy toy (Matt Dillon), who’s also Clarie’s ex.
“Top Chef All-Stars” (10 p.m., Bravo). It’s a “Sesame Street” Quickfire, as the chefs make cookies for Cookie Monster, Elmo and Telly. Damn, why not CM, Grover and Oscar? Elmo and Telly annoy me. Anyway, then the cheftestants take over a Target and cook dishes from ingredients found in the aisles. Yuck.
“Mr. Sunshine” (9:30 p.m., ABC). After last week’s lackluster series premiere, this show really has to prove itself tonight. Nick Jonas guest stars as a troublesome pop star and Crystal (Allison Janney) holds a Most Valuable Employee contest. Which, of course, is rigged. OK, that could be funny. (But the clips I’ve seen have not been funny. So we’ll just see.)
“Justified” (10 p.m., FX). Would be a must-watch, except by recording “Top Chef” and saving it for later you expose yourself to spoilers. There are a lot fewer spoilers in Harlan County. Tonight, Raylan and Tim the Sniper escort a pregnant prisoner to a doctor’s appointment (guess if things go awry), Loretta learns she’ll be living with Mags, and Boyd takes a job at a coal mine and says he’s a reformed man. Riiiight. I love this show, it’s got such well-drawn characters.
“Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” (10 p.m., CBS). Series premiere. For those who can’t get enough violence and gruesomeness, here’s a spinoff of the popular series starring Forrest Whitaker and, of all people, Janeane Garofalo. No thank you. Ooooh, and it’s already been dubbed the worst show of the year.