On TV this week
Chuck, 8 p.m., NBC John Larroquette and Melinda Clarke guest-star as a couple of hot-shot spies, which proves you can't take this show all that seriously.
Idiocracy, 8:30 p.m., Cinemax This Mike Judge satire is nothing new, but the plot is about how, in a couple of centuries, the morons populating the world will be running everything. Wait, a few centuries? Sounds a lot like right now.
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m., CBS Charlie tries cooking, Alan dates two women at once and Jake is drinking beer. When did everyone's personality traits get mixed up?
House, 8 p.m., Fox A documentary crew follows House around. We liked this episode better when it was on ER.
Privileged, 9 p.m., CW Megan has to cancel a spa weekend to chaperone a pool party for Rose and Sage? It's just not fair!
Presidential Debate, 9 p.m., all networks Tom Brokaw moderates the second debate, held at Belmont University in Nashville. We'd have to see the police reports, but we're willing to bet domestic disputes shoot up around 10:30 p.m.
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW The wreckage keeps rolling on the tracks, but hasn't flown off entirely just yet. When will one of the contestants permanently scar or disfigure one of the other would-be models, anyway?
SERIES PREMIERE The Tony Rock Project, 8 p.m., MNT Chris Rock's younger brother tries to tackle a man-on-the-street show. The joke's on you if you think it's going to be as funny as one of Chris' stand-up specials, though.
SEASON PREMIERE South Park, 10 p.m., Comedy The staple of beer-soaked dorm rooms across the country is back, and is featuring even more trademark gross-out comedy to keep you chuckling despite yourself. Side note: The Tampa Bay Rays haven't made it until they're a joke on South Park, so keep your fingers crossed.
SERIES PREMIERE Kath & Kim 8:30 p.m., NBC A spoiled daughter moves back in with her 40-something mom after a failed marriage. Believe it or not, it's not a reality show.
SERIES PREMIERE Eleventh Hour, 10 p.m., CBS Rufus Sewell, who once played the good guy in Dark City and bad guy in A Knight's Tale, is a biophysicist who works for the government thwarting people using scientific breakthroughs for nefarious purposes. Like Superman in a lab coat.
SERIES PREMIERE Life on Mars, 10 p.m., ABC This one actually sounds cool: A cop is bonked on the head and wakes up in 1973, still on the force, but without the technology. Try matching up fingerprints now, Detective Know-It-All.
Cathouse, 11 p.m., HBO This America Undercover documentary installment follows the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada. Among the patrons: A mother who brings in her 22-year-old son to lose his virginity, a couple celebrating their anniversary and two brothers looking to make a porn fantasy come true.
Most Haunted Live!, 8 p.m., Travel Is Gettysburg haunted? Sure, why not? Will they get proof live on camera? Don't hold your breath.
Stargate Atlantis, 9 p.m., Sci-Fi Jackson and McKay have to reactive the Attero device. Wait, doesn't that destroy the stargates? Oh, bother.
Life, 10 p.m., NBC A university's prison experiment goes horribly wrong when a student acting as a corrections officer ends up dead. They must have been pretending it was the prison from that old HBO show Oz.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org