On TV tonight
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox It was just a little ol' presidential address, folks, you'll be all right. Here's your Idol back.
America's Ballroom Challenge, 9 p.m., PBS Forget Dancing With the Stars, here's the real thing. And no dramatic fainting spells, either.
Lost, 9 p.m., ABC You mean they're going to answer questions about Locke's past? Start the DVRs, we're going to record this one.
SEASON FINALE Top Chef, 10 p.m., Bravo After weeks of free cookbooks, tiresome affair subplots and a broken finger, we get to stop hiding that we don't even know half the ingredients these folks end up using. For more on the finale, see Cuisine on Page 30.
Life on Mars, 10:06 p.m., ABC Sam tries to solve the case of a (gasp!) dead newspaper columnist. He must have been reading the trade magazines about the future of media. Either that, or he had a heart attack stressing about how to get his DVR to record at 10:06 p.m. What's that about?
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org