“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (6 p.m., repeated at 9, Travel). I’m not usually a big fan, but tonight Andrew is in San Francisco and chows down on alternative food sources (i.e. food found in dumpsters — seriously). And a show about weird food in SF can’t be complete without a visit to Incanto. Can it? Worth checking out for the local color.
“Raising Hope” (9:30 p.m., Fox). Virginia and Sabrina find out secrets about each other; blackmail ensues. And Burt gets pressured to take the unkindest cut. (Hint: Snip snip!)
“Lights Out” (10 p.m., FX). Lights hires Reynolds’ former trainer to replace his dad. And speaking of that, did anyone else think Pops quit because he knew the Morales threw the fight? Seemed like Morales looked at Hal Brennan in the crowd before the second round, and laid down like a dog after that. I think Pops knows Lights is fooling himself if he thinks he’s in good enough shape to take on Reynolds. BTW, last week’s episode might have been my favorite so far.
“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox). The top 12 male singers perform, in viewers get their first chance to vote.
“No Ordinary Family” (8 p.m., ABC). I haven’t tuned in since the series premiere, but tonight features guest appearances from a couple of nerd-tastic “Battlestar Galactica” favorites: Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer. Suddenly, a reason to watch.
“White Collar” (10 p.m., USA). Peter and Neal swap identities to uncover a scheme that’s causing blackouts across New York City.
“20/20” (10 p.m., ABC). It’s a special primetime interview with America’s favorite connoisseur of coke and porn stars, Charlie Sheen. It’s lost some cachet, since this was originally an “exclusive” interview and now it turns out ABC is pretty much the last network to air an interview, but it will probably be the most-watched thing of the week because we all love to gawk at a train wreck. Sounds super skeevy though. Here’s my advice: Don’t encourage Sheen or the networks to cash in on his tailspin. Anything interesting from the interview will be leaked online, along with all the juiciest video clips. So skip tonight’s special, and just catch the highlights online tomorrow morning.