President Obama Press Conference (all networks) — In his most beneficent and magnanimous act as our nation’s leader, Barack Obama pre-empts “American Idol” and “According to Jim.”
The Royal Tenenbaums (IFC) — The most enjoyable of the Wes Anderson films. Which is to say, the least grating. Uh oh, I just said something bad about someone’s favorite movie! Alert the film snobs!
Dogg After Dark (MTV) — Under no circumstances should you watch MTV between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. This show is mercilessly awful.
NBA Basketball (TNT) — Double-header: Pistons at Bulls followed by Rockets at Jazz. Yeah, I know: it’s a slow night.
Bad Girls Club (Oxygen) — The Season 3 finale. From the TV Guide description: “Sarah informs Noah about her sextracurricular activities in Cancun. Emotions run high when the ladies bid adieu — but not before demolishing the house on their way out.” Shame. It would have been way better to demolish the house with everyone still inside.
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (Comedy Central) — Who cares if it’s not new? It’s f-ckin’ Jim Gaffigan. Set your DVR for 10:00.