The Office / Parks and Recreation / Community / 30 Rock (NBC) — NBC’s stalwart comedies finally return with new episodes, with Will Ferrell’s four-episode stint on “The Office” beginning tonight.
The Paul Reiser Show (NBC) — Series premiere. Obviously, Paul Reiser stars in this rip-off of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which has been getting panned by critics who like “Curb” as well as those who don’t. It’s got nothing for everybody!
American Idol (Fox) — Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna are scheduled to appear and sing a duet. Oh man, I hope Kelly Clarkson’s dropped some pounds since the last time I saw her. Otherwise just keep the cameras on Rihanna, thanks. I’m kinda in love with her (although I suspect she may not be a natural redhead).
Vampire Diaries (The CW) — Hey, female audience! I’m catering to you here. I hear that Klaus is going to appear at the dance tonight. Is Elena gonna freak or what?!? Totes excited.
Archer (FX) — Archer goes in search of his real father behind enemy lines in Russia. ”Not many women could bring me to orgasm in front of my mother. I don’t think.”
LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Pay attention! There’s some goodness in here: Matthew Morrison, Alexis Bledel, and Queens of the Stone Age on Conan; Ricky Gervais on “The Daily Show”; Caroline Kennedy on Colbert; Tyler Perry and Kendra Wilkinson on Leno; Seth Meyers, Carmelo Anthony, and TV on the Radio on Letterman; and Alison Brie on Kimmel (second guest). Hell yes Alison Brie. Also, Tyler Perry is the Leno-est black celebrity on the planet. Full listings at TV Squad.