“American Idol,” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fox (live)
The remaining six finalists give it all they've got to stay in the running and become this season's American Idol. Each remaining contestant will perform two songs.
“Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites,” 7 p.m., CBS (new)
Favorite cast members are pitted against longtime fans of the show during the 26th season. This episode, castaways must decide whether to vote off someone more dangerous or an easy target.
“Modern Family,” 8 p.m. to 8:31 p.m., ABC (new)
Cam and Claire have flipped a house, and selling it is proving problematic. Manny's father, played by Benjamin Bratt, comes to visit his son with a new girlfriend.
“Nova — Australia's First Four Billion Years: Awakening,” 8 p.m., PBS (new)
This four-part series uses Australia as the focal point to study the history of the earth. During the first installment, scientist Richard Smith takes viewers back in time to see western Australia four and a half billion years ago.
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” 8 p.m., ION (1982)
Reunite with the very-shy Elliott and his extraterrestrial best friend in this Oscar-winning feature film about a boy's struggle to protect an alien.
“Criminal Minds,” 8 p.m., CBS (new)
A Colorado town opens a 25-year-old time capsule and discovers something horrific inside. Is this finding linked to a present-day murder?
“How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life),” 8:31 p.m. to 9 p.m., ABC (new)
Just-divorced Polly and her daughter, Natalie, have moved back in with Polly's wacky parents. Tonight, Polly has injured herself training for a 5K, and her parents must step in to take care of Natalie.
“Deep South Paranormal,” 9 p.m., Syfy (new)
Paranormal investigators head out of the bayou to check out some of the spookiest spots in the Deep South. During the season premiere, follow the team as they explore a train depot with a gruesome past.
— Andrea Kszystyniak
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