Cowell's signature phrase, "I don't mean to be rude, but …", was usually inevitably followed by an unsparingly blunt appraisal of the contestant's talents, personality, or physical appearance.
The Windy City serves up its singing finest, with Shania Twain sitting in the guest judge chair. The next "Pants on the Ground" is out there and just in time -- Brett Favre is going to need some new locker room material next week.
Tonight at 8 pm on Fox
Back from hiatus and on a new night, that eye-candy showcase "White Collar" returns to the NBC-owned USA Network. In tonight's "Hard Sell" episode hunkster Neal (Matt Bomer) and Peter (Time McKay) infiltrate a corrupt Wall Street brokerage firm. Hmm, wonder where the inspiration from that episode came from?
Tonight at 10 pm on USA
The fastest-talking matchmaker is back in her quest of putting lonely rich people together with physically perfect partners looking for, well, rich people. Club owner Patti Stanger didn't write the rules of modern attraction, but she knows how to get good entertainment value out of them.
Tonight at 10 pm on Bravo