American Idol (8pm, Fox) - Season 11 opens with auditions in Savannha, Georgia. Auditions will go on for quite awhile, with episodes airing on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Nova: 3D Spies of WWII (9pm, UNC-TV) - A WWII Allied initiative to locate Nazi rocket bases is recalled. The program brought together experts from British universities and Hollywood to study 3-D stereoscopic photos of German territory that had been shot specially by Spitfires.
Happy Endings (9:30pm, ABC) - Penny decides to stop adapting her lifestyle to the guys she dates and elects to change them to be more like her. Her first attempt is with a thirty-something slacker who still acts like a teenager. Also, Max and Alex try to get Dave to stop wearing v-neck t-shirts.
Law & Order: SVU (10pm, NBC) - A private military contractor CEO is sexually assaulted following a run-in with protesters, and as the case is investigated, links are made to a conspiracy in Iraq. Harry Connick Jr. (right) begins a guest arc playing Executive ADA David Haden, who is also Olivia's boyfriend.
Inside Nature's Giants (10pm, UNC-TV) - The first installment of a new four-part PBS series looks at the sperm whale. That's right, the show dissects -- as in, performs an autopsy on -- a 45-foot sperm whale. Future episodes will study the monster python, the great white shark, and big cats.
Revenge (10pm, ABC) - Daniel proposes to Emily and Nolan convinces Emily not to act hastily. Meanwhile, Charlotte is upset when she learns she must return to living under Victoria's roof.
Top Chef: Texas (10pm, Bravo) - The chefs create a gothic dish fit for a queen, but the plate must embody the essence of evil. Whatever that means. Guest judge is Charlize Theron.