What's new tonight:
Criminal Minds (CBS) Looks like Criminal Minds is keeping this lame Spencer-plays-guardian-to-the-orphan-girl subplot going—seem like a fair trade-off for firing JJ and eventually edging out Prentiss (Paget Brewster, right), as well? If it ain’t broke (Minds is one of CBS’ biggest and most consistent hits), just go ahead and fuck with it. At least some things haven’t changed: Tonight, the BAU team tracks a serial killer targeting Midwestern families.
The Vanilla Ice Project (DIY) Series Debut: Not to be confused with The Alan Parsons Project, this new series follows the “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper as he renovates and flips homes. Seriously.
South Park (Comedy Central) Turns out that Stan is a hoarder, thus allowing South Park to get topical and piss all over hoarding reality shows. After last week’s Jersey episode, have to wonder if Matt & Trey are trying too hard these days. On the other hand, I really want ‘em to take on Glee, so never mind.
Tailgate Warriors With Guy Fieri (Food Network) Series Debut: Hey, another Guy Fieri show on the TV! As the title suggests, Guy hits NFL tailgate parties across the country and pits teams of tailgaters against each other in food challenges. So they’re not all just unwashed drunks flipping hot dogs and pounding Miller Lite in a parking lot? Another valuable lesson from the Food Network.
Also new tonight:
The Middle, Better With You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Whole Truth (ABC); Survivor: Nicaragua, The Defenders (CBS); Undercovers, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC); America’s Next Top Model (The CW); Ugly Americans (Comedy Central); Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo); Man vs. Food (Travel Channel), Harry Loves Lisa (TV Land); Terriers (FX)
Preview: If you still don’t believe me, here’s The Vanilla Ice Project.