8 pm: My Name is Earl.
Earl returns will a brand new episode tonight ("Harassed a Reporter"), in which Randy comes to realize the power of karma when he tries to pull away from Earl. Is it just me or does this show seriously need to step it up, given the strengths of fellow NBC laughers The Office and 30 Rock?
8:30 pm: The Office.
On tonight's episode ("Safety Training"), Andy Bernard returns to work at Dunder-Mifflin following the completion of his anger-management classes, while Michael and Dwight attempt to illustrate the dangers of the workplace.
9 pm: 30 Rock.
On tonight's installment ("Corporate Crush"), Liz Lemon feels secure (uh-oh) in new relationship with boyfriend Floyd (SNL's Jason Sudeikis), while an NBC executive (guest star Rip Torn) warns Jack that he's watching him.
9:30 pm: Scrubs.
On a very special episode of Scrubs, members of the staff say goodbye to Nurse Roberts and begin to incorporate some of her lessons into their lives.
10:30 pm: This American Life on Showtime.
Based on the popular NPR radio series, this brilliant new Showtime drama seeks to capture first-person accounts of single themes. On tonight's episode ("The Camera Man"), a segment on cartoonist Chris Ware and a filmmaker who documents his alcoholic stepfather.
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