What's On: Don't Leave Lone Star Alone!
The ratings-deficient new Fox drama Lone Star is indisputably the best-received new show of the season. So why isn't it pulling in American Idol ratings yet? It's because life's not fair, but Movieline exists because we want to rectify that. Join us tonight for the new episode, won't you? Also on TV this evening: Dancing with the Stars sizzles, Chuck goes transcontinental, and a certain Coen Bros. caper spices up Spike TV.
Lone Star [Fox, 10 PM]
Bob (James Wolk) recruits his father (David Keith) to help with the wind-farm scheme, and Lindsay begins to suspect that she doesn't know her man so well. According to series creator Kyle Killen, the show will need to about double its viewership in order to stay on the air. So tell your friends! Family members! Freaky exes! This show is worth more than two episodes.
Dancing with the Stars [ABC, 8 PM]
Will Jennifer Grey earn the highest score of the group for the second week in a row? Will Margaret Cho rebound from her pitiful 15-point debut? And what about Brandy? I mean, really, what about Brandy?
Chuck [NBC, 8 PM]
Chuck and Sarah go undercover at Milan fashion week because...well, because this is sort of like a Nickelodeon show. That's fine. This episode boasts the strangest trio of guest stars I've seen all year: Karolina Kurkova, Lou Ferrigno, and superstar Old Spice huckster Isaiah Mustafa. And maybe Oprah! I mean, why not?
No Country for Old Men [Spike, 9 PM]
Javier Bardem sports the scariest pudding-bowl haircut of all time as psychopathic bounty hunter Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers' 2007 Best Picture winner. He's after Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a man in West Texas who steals a trove of cash at the scene of a botched drug loot. Some argue that There Will Be Blood was more deserving of Best Picture than this, but I'll definitely take this film's mysterious final moments over P.T. Anderson's indecipherable concluding scene.