With “Desperate Housewives” ending this season, ABC hopes to launch a new age of camp and catfights with “GCB” (10 p.m.) immediately following “Housewives.” After a few of life’s hard knocks, a former mean girl (Leslie Bibb) returns to Dallas to live with her mom (Annie Potts), where she must deal with the fallout from those bad ol’ days and former frenemies/victims (including one played by Kristin Chenoweth, now bent on revenge). “GCB” is based on the book, “Good Christian…” Well, there’s a reason ABC shortened the name.

If you prefer fewer catfights and more “fighting for your country”, then “Army Wives” returns tonight with a two-hour premiere (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

Also, I feel obligated to put in another plug for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (6 p.m.) It’s just that good.


While many shows are heading into repeats, “Alcatraz” (Fox, 8 p.m.) has not just one new hour, but two, clearing the soon-to-depart “House” off the schedule for the night.


If you didn’t catch its debut last week, catch “Awake” (NBC, 10 p.m.) online or on Hulu Plus, and then come back and catch tonight’s second episode. In its premiere, the dual-reality police drama did a great job of making sense of a complicated concept, but how will it do in its second week? And equally important, will my darned allergies return when detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) deals with the loss of his son and/or wife? It’s worth tuning in to find out.


Julianne Moore stars as Sarah Palin on HBO’s “Game Change,” which documents the 2008 presidential election.