“Community” (8 p.m., NBC). The vice president is set to visit campus, so the school holds student elections that pit friend against friend.
“The Office” (9 p.m., NBC). Todd Packer is back. David Koechner guest-stars as the salesman (and Michael’s best friend) who’s a walking sexual harassment lawsuit. Everyone’s freaked out because he wants to get a desk job, allowing him to annoy everyone firsthand, everyday. Nice to see Koechner back, and it’s be doubly nice to see him on an upcoming episode when Will Farrell’s on — a little “Anchorman” reunion. Now if only they could get Paul Rudd on board . . . .
“Parks and Recreation” (9:30 p.m., NBC). Ron and Leslie go to Indianapolis to drum up support for the Harvest Fair. Back home, Tom tries to pitch a new cologne and April and Andy look for cheap ways to have fun.
“30 Rock” (10 p.m., NBC). Liz hires a female writer to get some feminist cred, while Jack hatches a plot to control Kabletown.
“Ingenious Minds” (7 and 7:30 p.m., NatGeo). The first episode profiles John Elder Robison, and author and sound adviser to Pink Floyd and Kiss; the second focuses on pinball wizard Robert Gagno.
“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox). A two-hour episode where the top 20 are revealed.
“Perfect Couples” (8:30 p.m., NBC). OK, I’m disliking this less. Last week’s episode was actually kinda funny. It’s still not great, but it’s getting better, and that’s encouraging. Tonight, Julia joins Rex in a doubles tennis tournament, and half of the gang goofs off in an open house.
“Thurgood” (9 p.m., HBO). Laurence Fishburne stars in the Tony-nominated stage play about the civil right lawyer who became the first black Supreme Court justice.
“Archer” (10 p.m., FX). Sterling’s manservant, Woodhouse, asks for help when members of his WWII unit start mysteriously dying. (Certainly couldn’t be from old age.) And Sterling gets stuck babysitting his son, Seamus.
“Jersey Shore” (10 p.m. MTV). Snooki’s past hookups come back to haunt her, and Mike pranks the girls, then gets ditched by Pauly D and Vinnie. And Ronnie mopes around and clogs up more toilets.
Game of the night
Gonazga vs. St. Mary’s (8 p.m., ESPN2). The Gaels could pretty much wrap up the WCC title with a win.
“Babies Behind Bars” (10 p.m. TLC). Series premiere. Count on it being as bad as it sounds.