On TV tonight
SEASON PREMIERE American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox The 12th season begins with no one talking about how The X Factor is falling apart and Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are fighting all the time. Wink, wink.
SEASON PREMIERE Ghost Hunters, 9 p.m., SyFy The TAPS team uses even more technology to not be able to prove anything actually happens in the locations they visit. That's what budget increases will do for you.
SERIES PREMIERE Bobby's Dinner Battle, 10 p.m., Food Bobby Flay asks home cooks with no training to cook a three-course dinner party as part of a new competition series. Get ready for Hamburger Helper, Stove Top stuffing and Blue Bunny ice cream every episode.
SERIES PREMIERE Ghost Mine, 10 p.m., SyFy A six-part reality series about a mine in Oregon being reopened after 80 years, then being filmed by a bunch of folks working there in an attempt to prove it's haunted. Watch out for the Boogens! Wait, that was in Colorado …
— Joshua Gillin [email protected]