What to Watch: Tuesday

March 17, 2009
Tonight, we've got a gay Idol prospect, a special gay-inclusive episode of Rules of Engagement and the lovely Portia de Rossi makes an appearance on Leno. Yippee!

Sing it, Adam!

> 8:00 PM American Idol, Fox (2 hrs) NEW Openly gay contestant Adam Lambert is the man to beat! > 8:00 PM Dancing with the Stars, ABC (2 hrs) NEW Hour one recaps the events of the competition thus far, while hour two announces which couples will stay and who will head home. Gay judge Bruno Tonioli weighs in. > 9:30 PM Rules of Engagement, CBS (30 min) NEW Jeff finds out his new gym buddy (guest star Orlando Jones) is gay, and promptly freaks out. > 10:00 PM Chopped, Food Network (1 hr) NEW Ted Allen hosts this food competition show in which cheftestants compete to make extraordinary three-course meals out of everyday ingredients. This week, they’ve got to use string cheese in their appetizers and jicama in their entrees. Gross. > 11:35 PM The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC (1 hr) NEW Portia de Rossi hangs out with Jay to chat up her new comedy series Better Off Ted.