It's baaaaack! TV's most popular show returns, minus Paula Abdul. But with no Ellen for another month, her American Idol judge's seat will be kept warm tonight by Posh Spice herself, the fabulous Victoria Beckham. Tuesday, January 12
8:00 pm American Idol, Fox (2 hrs) SEASON PREMIERE Tonight’s the night we’ve all been waiting for! The show that gave us the gift of “Glambert” returns for its ninth season tonight. New judge Ellen DeGeneres won’t appear until Hollywood Week next month, but check out the Boston auditions tonight with guest judge Victoria Beckham. 8:30 pm Better Off Ted, ABC (30 min) NEW A typo in an office-wide memo about inappropriate behavior at Veridian orders all of the employees to use offensive language. Starring out actors Portia de Rossi and Jonathan Slavin. 9:30 pm Better Off Ted, ABC (30 min) NEW Ted and Veronica square off against Ted’s arch-nemesis who is trying to sabotage the project that the team has been working on. He clearly doesn’t know better than to step on Veronica’s feet. Starring out actors Portia de Rossi and Jonathan Slavin. 10:00 pm Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Bravo (1 hr) SEASON FINALE In the season’s final new episode, Tabatha travels to Illinois to help rescue a failing salon.
Victoria Beckham joins Simon, Kara and Randy as American Idol's 9th season kicks off with Boston auditions