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TV Junkie: "Idol" Returns; Paul Newman and Diana Ross on Letterman; Ann Coulter's Ex is on Colbert

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A Word or 30:
Golden Globes redux: was happy that Sacha Baron Cohen won; Forest Whitaker, OK; Alec Baldwin, thank you; but "Cars"? "Grey's Anatomy"? No wonder I hate those award skeet skeet sessions.

Tonight - Tuesday - January 16th, 2007

Blues @ Ducks (PRIME, 7:00 p.m.)

"American Idol" (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) 2 hour season premiere

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"America's Funniest Home Videos" (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) A two hour death march of fun

"The Unit" (CBS, 9:00 p.m.) William H. Macy materializes as the President with a top secret assignment.

"Frontline" (PBS, 9:00 p.m.) Investigation of the child-molesting coverup organization, the Archdiocese of Boston

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) American-Israeli historian and journalist Michael Oren

"The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, 11:30 p.m.) Paul Newman(!), auto racer Sebastian Bourdais, Diana Ross(!) performs

"The Colber(t) Repor(t)" (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Conservative author, AOL "blogger," and former boyfriend of Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza: refers to the NEA as the "National Endowment for Pornography"

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) Matt Lauer (again), All-American Rejects perform

"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) SNL-alum Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan which means another episode of "Pale Force", Sparta performs

"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (CBS, 12:35 a.m.) Dame Helen Mirren, comedian Steve Trevino performs

"Jimmy Kimmel LIVE" (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) the Donald Trump, scary Carrot Top (he's all ripped now), Radiant performs

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Helen Mirren at the Golden Globes via AP