On TV tonight
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW It's the go-see episode already, and it's augmented by a martial arts-themed photo shoot. Rejection and cultural ignorance in the same episode? Tyra's really turning up the heat.
Top Chef: Las Vegas, 10 p.m., Bravo We're still reeling from how Jennifer complained all last week about how she was sick, and then what does she do after winning $10,000? Kiss the judge. Gee, thanks.
SERIES PREMIERE Alaska State Troopers, 10 p.m., NatGeo It's like cops in Alaska, where the thin blue line arrests rapists, crank dealers and members of Sarah Palin's family.
SEASON PREMIERE Nip/Tuck, 10 p.m., FX Despite the creepy, fetishistic promo commercials for the latest season-opener, the economy is bad here, too. We watch TV to escape, not to remind us we can't afford to do anything but watch TV.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org