On TV this week
Right America: Feeling Wronged: Some Voices From the Campaign Trail, 8 p.m., HBO We'd advise all the conservatives feeling left out by the new administration to watch this and quit saying no one listens to your point of view. But you can complain about the fact that this ode to McCain supporters was filmed by Nancy Pelosi's daughter.
Intervention, 9 p.m., A&E A 34-year-old gay man raised Catholic is an alcoholic, abusive partner who can't keep a job. Wow, it really is like a straight marriage!
Simon Schama's Rough Crossings, 10 p.m. (check listings in your area), PBS A retrospective of the slaves who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War. They were rewarded with a trip to Sierra Leone, where things are obviously so much better these days.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 10 p.m., NBC A guy is found bloodied and beaten in a strip club parking lot, and it's not Pacman Jones.
Leverage, 10 p.m., TNT Nate decides he's going to get revenge on an insurance company. We would feel bad for the insurance company, but their policy doesn't cover sympathy.
Without a Trace, 10 p.m., CBS A woman and her infant son go missing after a self-defense class. If something happened to her, she really should get her money back.
CSI: NY, 10 p.m., CBS A dead body falls from the ceiling during a balloon drop at a party. It gives new meaning to "this place is dead."
Top Chef, 10 p.m., Bravo See? Even ruining the salmon last week couldn't topple Stefan. He's like a machine! Oh, and say so long to Hosea, we're guessing. He's wound too tight for New Orleans, anyway.
The Exterminators, 10:30 p.m., A&E Vexcon has to deal with an alligator trying to eat a family's dogs. Billy's solution: Let it nosh on him instead.
ER, 10 p.m., NBC Sniff, it'll be the final Valentine's Day on this show. Wonder what guest stars they'll get for this one ...
Burn Notice, 10 p.m., USA Westen decides to help a man kill a corrupt politician in Miami. Wait, this isn't a documentary, is it?
SERIES PREMIERE Mistresses, 8 p.m., BBC America Four women in their 30s get lots of nookie. Kind of like Sex and the City, but with attractive stars.
Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m., NBC Tonight's lesson: It's okay to haze the new guy — he'll just laugh it off, and win football games for you, to boot.
SEASON PREMIERE Real Time With Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO No matter how insufferable he seems, Maher is still funny enough to stay on the tube.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org