“Survivor: Redemption Island” (8 p.m., CBS). Last week’s episode was the most entertaining “Survivor” premiere in years. And oddly enough, Boston Rob and Russell had almost nothing to do with it. Gotta love Phillip, the completely insane former federal agent (gee, wonder why it’s “former”?) who runs around in fuschia undies. Kristina was interesting too, though her immunity idol play totally blew up in her face, and it was too bad to see Francesqua — err, sorry, Francesca — go so early. She seemed to have some smarts. Maybe she’ll survive a while on Redemption Island. Tonight, while Francesqua — err, Francesca — settles into life in isolation, Russell clashes with Ralph, the hillbilly covered in a thick, yeti-like fur coat.
“Modern Family” (9 p.m., ABC). Phil and Claire have a big fight, and Jay and Gloria try to intervene. Meanwhile, Cam enlists Mitchell and Luke to help him with a fundraiser.
“Top Chef All-Stars” (10 p.m., Bravo). It’s down to the final six, and time to start wondering just how far Tiffany and Mike Isabella can actually make it. They’ve seemed like the least worthy for a few weeks now. Tonight, Paula Deen guest-judges a deep-fried Quickfire, then the cheftestants serve up seafood for a Gulf fundraiser. That’s sure in Tiffany’s wheelhouse.
“The Daily Show” (11 p.m., Comedy Central). Jon Stewart interviews Donald Rumsfeld. Dude. THAT should be interesting.
“Late Show with David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS). Eclectic lineup tonight: Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), Hank Aaron and musical guests the Mountain Goats.
“America’s Next Top Model” (8 p.m., The CW). Season premiere. The 16th season begins, and Tyra is still a nutjob. To mark the occasion, she’s decorated the models’ house with photos of herself when she was 16. And tweaked the format a little bit. So tonight, no mass casting call to get to the final cast — the 14 finalists are there from the beginning.
“Justified” (10 p.m., FX). A school bus carrying painkillers is hijacked, and Boyd Crowder is the prime suspect. But nothing’s that simple in Harlan County.
“Carlos” (10 p.m., Sundance). The Golden Globe winner for best miniseries gets re-aired, all in one marathon night. It follows the violent career of Carlos the Jackal, the notorious ’70s terrorist/playboy. The six-hour miniseries runs until 3:30 a.m. or so. Set your DVR.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (12:35 a.m., NBC). Bel Biv DeVoe reunite for the musical performance. Wow.
“Shedding for the Wedding” (9 p.m., The CW). Series premiere. Basically “Biggest Loser” plus weddings. It interests me in exactly zero ways.
“Mr. Sunshine” (9:30 p.m., ABC). I’ve already completely forgotten this show is even on. Not a good sign. I’ll check back in at some point, but not tonight.