On TV this week
Heroes, 9 p.m., NBC Remember when this show was creative, dynamic and fun to watch? Oh, those were the days.
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS In a stunning move, Horatio dramatically removes his sunglasses and says something in a gruff voice. Oh, and some guy is dead in a hotel room, too.
My Own Worst Enemy, 10 p.m., NBC Christian Slater wakes up in the middle of gunfire. Is it another screening of Kuffs?
The Biggest Loser: Families, 8 p.m., NBC The contestants split up into singles, and one of the eliminated contestants gets to return. What happened to the others? Eaten.
SERIES PREMIERE Extreme Loggers, 10 p.m., Discovery Something tells us that harvesting lumber from the side of a mountain cliff precludes the need for the term "extreme."
SERIES PREMIERE Cha$e, 10 p.m., Sci-Fi Contestants compete in a reality series as they are chased through Los Angeles by "hunters" in this real-life video game. We're only a step or two away from The Running Man now, kids.
The 42nd Annual CMA Awards, 8 p.m., ABC It's entirely possible Kenny Chesney might win an award at this thing, even though he's only been nominated seven times.
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW We've reached that sad point in the season in which we officially don't like the way any of the girls look, and only barely tolerate the personality of one, so we root for her. Let's go, Annaleigh!
SEASON PREMIERE Top Chef: New York, 10 p.m., Bravo Another 17 wannabes face humiliation for not being able to pull off a demi-glace. And learn how to make a good aioli, people! Jeez.
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC While we didn't like Dr. Hahn all that much, we can appreciate she's more than a little torqued about Izzy still being at the hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunt is quite the awesome new guy, ain't he?
Dirty Driving: Thundercars of Indiana, 10 p.m., HBO The residents of Anderson are still crazy about cars, even after GM packed up 33,000 jobs when it closed a plant there. Luckily the people take out their frustrations by watching the races at the local speedway every Friday night. While searching the want ads.
ER, 10 p.m., NBC The long-awaited return of Dr. Green — in flashback form, anyway. Strange that it comes just after series creator Michael Crichton died of cancer.
Super-Manny, 9 p.m., ABC Is it a one-off or a pilot for a new series? You decide, as a developmental therapist tries to figure out why people's kids are lunatics.
The Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m., TBS Upon being transported to a magical land, a clueless schoolgirl murders the first person she meets, then forms a band of outcasts to kill again.
In Search of Myths and Heroes, 10 p.m., PBS Are you telling us King Arthur could have been real? And he was a Welsh freedom fighter? And there was a real magical sword and a Holy Grail? Oh, no, there are just a bunch of legends about that stuff.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org