Tv Notes

March 11, 2009|By Los Angeles Times

Series

The New Adventures of Old Christine: : After an easily flustered mom (Kristen Johnston) calls Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) "a rock," Christine - who never met a compliment she didn't like - soon discovers being responsible is just exhausting. (8 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13)

The Chopping Block: : Two teams of eight compete in culinary challenges for a chance to open their own restaurant. In the first competition, the teams create menus for host Marco Pierre White to judge by the end of the day, and then open their restaurants for service within 48 hours. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11)

American Idol: : Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West perform, and one of the 13 finalists is sent home. (9 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45)

South Park: : Kenny takes his girlfriend to a Jonas Brothers concert, and they are given purity rings as the animated series returns for a new season. (10 p.m., Comedy Central)

Movies

The Family Man: : Nicolas Cage plays a work-driven bachelor who magically gets to live the married life he passed up years earlier with a former girlfriend (Tea Leoni). (8 p.m., ABC Family)

Late-Night Guests

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:: Ellen DeGeneres. (11:35 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11)

Late Show with David Letterman: : Tom Brokaw. (11:35 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13)

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