Louie (FX) — Season 2 premiere. I didn’t get around to writing a full review, but I’ve seen the first four episodes to this season, and I’m happy to report that this show hasn’t lost a step from its excellent first season. Louis C.K.’s stories are as true to life as ever, his stand-up still hilarious, his unusual narratives still fresh and darkly comic. As I’ve said before, “Louie” is less a comedy than it is a show about comedy — the daily mishaps and disappointments that shape the outlook of one of the world’s funniest men. (To whet your appetite for the 10:30 show, here’s a deleted scene that’s on the Season 1 DVD.)
Wilfred (FX) — Series premiere. In case you missed it, here’s my review. Long story short: very strange, but a nice companion to “Louie” in tone. Give it a shot if you’re drawn to the offbeat.
2011 NBA Draft (ESPN) — This could also be called “Tall Men in Bad Suits,” which sounds very much like an “SNL” sketch.
Rookie Blue (ABC) — Season premiere. Holy crap, ABC actually gave this a second season?
Futurama (Comedy Central) — Season premiere, in case you haven’t noticed the ads populating this website. In tonight’s episode, the characters all switch gender, as you saw in this preview clip back in May.
Burn Notice (USA) — Season 5 premiere. Michael heads to the jungles of Venezuela, where he’s totally going to find out who burned him. For real this time, you guys. Followed by the series premiere of Suits, aka “Lawyer Procedural 107.2B.”
Expedition Impossible (ABC) — Series premiere. From reality TV god Mark Burnett comes this copycat of “The Amazing Race.” Except there are teams of three people. So, you know, totally different.