Just a brief update today.
After an interminable wait, the CW delivers new episodes of "Smallville" and "Supernatural" tonight. Unfortunately, the former show has a guest appearance by Tori Spelling, but at least the latter is the most underrated show on TV and always a lot of fun.
Meanwhile, a bunch of "ER" alums show up tonight (NBC, 10 p.m.), including Eriq LaSalle and Julianna Margulies. There have been rumors of George Clooney as well, but my guess is that if NBC had Clooney tonight, they'd be promoting it like crazy. On the other hand, this is NBC we're talking about.
"ER" follows a whole new night of sitcoms, including the final episode this season (and hopefully forever) of "Kath & Kim." (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
New episodes of "CSI" (CBS, 9 p.m.) and "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 10 p.m.) follow a new "Survivor." Note to "Hour's" FBI Agent Young: If you are charged with guarding the most important scientist in America, do not send him into a theatre with armed gunmen carrying nerve gas like you did last week. Just sayin'.
Speaking of long-awaited returns -- by other people, not by me -- "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" are back on ABC, beginning at 9 p.m. They follow a new "Ugly Betty."
And "Bones" (Fox, 8 p.m.) returns with its first new episode in a while before a new "Hell's Kitchen."
Finally, on cable, "The Beast" (A&E, 10 p.m.) is new, while on the History Channel, a new series called "Warriors," which details how ancient warriors fought in combat, debuts at 10 p.m.