In the new drama “Red Widow” (9 p.m., ABC), a suburban mom (Radha Mitchell) is thrust into a life of organized crime after her husband is killed.

On “Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS), the contestants are in New Zealand, and an injury threatens to end the race for one pair.

After a couple of weeks off, “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) returns with a new episode that has Elsbeth continuing her defense of Eli against a federal probe and Peter preparing for a debate.

The History channel debuts two ambitious projects tonight: the five-part “The Bible” (8 p.m.), followed by the Dark Ages drama “Vikings” (10 p.m.).


The network best known for its lying teens (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Lying Game” and “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is trying something new this week. Tonight’s episode of “Switched at Birth” (8 p.m., ABC Family) will be silent, relying entirely on American Sign Language. Other shows have gone the silent, or mostly silent, route: Last year, “CSI: NY” relied on the music of Green Day to tell its story, and let’s not forget “Hush,” one of my favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episodes. Tonight, “Switched at Birth” will let the characters’ hands do the talking in an episode about a protest at a fictional school for the deaf.

In reality TV land, the “Biggest Loser” (8 p.m., NBC) contestants get makeovers, while “The Bachelor” (8 p.m., ABC) rejects tell all.


They’re dropping like flies over on “The Taste” (9 p.m., ABC), although that’s probably not the best analogy to use for a show that revolves around food. After last week’s triple elimination, another three contestants are kicked out of the kitchen this week, reducing the field to the final four. This week’s assignment: Prepare spoonfuls of food that are seductive.

If you’re not in the mood, “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS) are both new.


I admit… it’s growing on me a little. On “The Neighbors” (8:30 p.m., ABC), Marty teaches Larry and Jackie how to drive. (Teaching an alien to drive must be almost as stressful as teaching a teenager. Almost.)


A couple of weeks ago, “Community” (8 p.m., NBC) celebrated Halloween. Tonight, it’s time to head to Shirley’s for a Thanksgiving episode. (At this rate, that should put a Christmas episode sometime around Easter.)

As if Finch and Reese don’t have their hands full preventing one murder at a time, on tonight’s “Person of Interest” (9 p.m., CBS), the machine gives them six numbers at once.

On “Glee” (9:30 p.m., Fox), the cast delivers their 500th musical number (a rendition of “Shout”), as the glee club honors music in movies.


“Fashion Star” (8 p.m., NBC) is back. Because that’s just what we need… more fashion advice from Jessica Simpson.

A more welcome return: “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC). Nick finally faces off with his boss/the man who stole his girlfriend/supernatural royalty Renard.

— Heather Chavez