TOP PICK: ‘Lost‘ (9pm ET on ABC)
With only 18 original hours left until the final episode airs, the island’s violent shifts through time were ended by Locke when he traveled off-island in an attempt to persuade the Oceanic 6 to return. Back on the island, the survivors’ stay in late 70s Dharmaville was over when their covers were blown and they were accused of aiding “The Others,” and Sayid was gravely wounded during their flight. In addition, Ben killed Jacob at Locke’s request. But since Locke’s body was found to still be inside the coffin, exactly who or what is John Locke? And if Juliet was successful in detonating the hydrogen bomb, was she able to reset time, allowing Oceanic Air 815 to land safely in Los Angeles, or was the island destroyed along with all of its inhabitants? On the season premiere episode, “LA X” Parts 1 & 2, the aftermath from Juliet’s detonation of the hydrogen bomb is revealed.
KEY EPISODE: ‘American Idol‘ (8pm ET on Fox)
The judges continue their quest to find the next singing superstar in the “Mile High City” with returning guest judge Victoria Beckham. Don’t miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day when the “Auditions #7: Denver” episode of the show airs.
WATCH: ‘The Biggest Loser‘ (9pm ET on NBC)
This week, contestants are surprised by the return of the blue and yellow teams, who were sent home after the first challenge of the season. Now they’re back, 30 days later, to weigh in and try to earn a spot back on the ranch. Then a vigorous football challenge tests everyone’s stamina, except for one player sidelined with medical issues, and provides immunity for the winner – but a big disadvantage for the losing team.
DVR: ‘The Good Wife‘ (10pm ET on CBS)
Tensions are high as Peter’s appeal trial begins and Alicia defends a wealthy client in civil court whose innocence she doubts, even after he’s found not guilty in criminal court of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Diane decides to take precautions when a felon she successfully prosecuted is about to be released from prison.
DVR: ‘Kitchen Nightmares‘ (9pm ET on Fox)
When Chef Ramsay visits Flamangos in Whitehouse Station, NJ, he feels like he’s stepped back in time and into the rainforest. This family-run restaurant is in desperate need of a total overhaul, and with one of the owners stuck in the past and resistant to change, it’s nearly impossible for Ramsay to make any improvements.