USA is unveiling a new strategy of moving some of its top dramas to other nights of the week, rather than airing them exclusively on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Tonight marks the return of the stylish "White Collar," (USA, 10 p.m.) which follows con man Neil Caffrey (Matt Bomer) as he is forced to consult for the FBI as part of his parole, even as he searches for his missing wife.
When "White Collar" wrapped up a few weeks ago, there was a huge twist at the end as it appeared that Neil's FBI handler Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) was behind the disappearance of Neil's wife.
As the show returns, Neil is wondering whom he can trust even as the FBI gets a huge case dealing with crooked stockbrokers. Neil and Peter have to go undercover, with serious trust issues developing between them.
"White Collar" has been one of the more solid entries USA has delivered of late, but I worry about it airing on Tuesdays, where it has to go against the likes of "The Good Wife" and, in a few weeks, "Lost." It's not the only USA show on the move; "Psych" moves from its Friday timeslot to Wednesdays beginning next week.
Here's hoping the move pays off for USA and that they aren't expanding too quickly.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: If you missed the "Human Target" pilot Sunday night, you can catch it again tonight (Fox, 9 p.m.) after a new "American Idol." "Target" will air Wednesdays. It's a fun show that follows a bodyguard (Mark Valley) who goes to extreme lengths to protect people with targets on their backs. It also stars Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley.
Not too much other new stuff tonight, except for "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted" on ABC, beginning at 9 p.m. and "The Biggest Loser," (NBC, 8 p.m.)
On cable, if you are catching up with "Southland," (TNT, 10 p.m.), then technically tonight's episode is new to you though it ran on NBC last summer.