TV Junkie: Earl; Poets; Gibson; Slim Pickins tonight my friends -- I hope you had something else TiVoed
Tonight - Thursday
"My Name Is Earl" (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) Back-to-back new episodes.
"Survivor: Cook Islands" (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) Castaways' loved ones arrive on the island to pull at heartstrings, somebody cuts a finger with a machete
"Total Eclipse" (IFC, 8:40 p.m.) It's dueling poets, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Rimbaud and David Thewlis as Verlaine in this truly awful 19th-century costume drama.
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 9:00 p.m.) Danny Bonaduce guest-stars, providing us all with a reason not to tune in
"Scrubs" (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) Carla goes into labor. Look for plenty of non-sequiturs in this episode. This is followed by a new "30 Rock"; watch Alec Baldwin say "Lemon! Lemon!" over and over
"The OC" (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) Summer goes missing from Brown, or is it Brown goes missing from Summer?
"The Colber(t) Repor(t)" (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.): director of the National Human Genome Research Institute Dr. Francis S. Collins
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.): non-inebriated gentile Mel Gibson, Battlebot dude Bill Dwyer, Ludacris performs
"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.): SNL-alum Chris Kattan, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ciara performs
Chris Kattan with Joan Jett's girlfriend at the '06 Billboard Awards via AP