It's 50s night on American Idol. (Barry Manilow -- who just hit #1 with his 50s themed album, performs Wednesday). I predict Pickler will do Patsy Cline. My picks for the Top Five: Hicks, Doughtry, Paris, Mandisa and McPhee. Most everything else from 8 to 10 p.m. is in reruns, except for new episodes of Sons & Daughters (which I sampled about five minutes of) and Scrubs. At 10 p.m., Tom Selleck is still guesting on Boston Legal. Late night, Letterman has the very cool Jenny Lewis performing while Ferguson has Rosanne Cash, whose new album is one of the best of the year.
And -- as others have pointed out -- is CBS purposefully trying to kill its Amazing Race franchise? First they schedule a disastrous family season and keep the globe-trotting series stuck mostly in the US. Now they've put the very family friendly series on at 10 p.m. Genius.