Tuesday, Jan. 18
8 p.m. on Fox
New season, new contestants, and the same old reliable judges - Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.
As the show's fourth season begins tonight, we'll get to see some of the best and the worst of the auditions that were held in seven cities across the nation.
8 p.m. on Pax
"World Cup Comedy"
Executive producer Kelsey Grammer joins hosts Mary Gallagher and Dan O'Connor for the finale of the first round of another reality series; this one's a comedy-improv competition.
10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Still more "reality." British comedian Jimmy Carr hosts a game show on which contestants try to answer general-knowledge questions while being subjected to "distractions" such as electrical shocks and objects smashed over their heads.