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If there was an awards show just for people who host awards shows, Reba McEntire would be the belle of the ball. The singer takes her 12th turn as mistress of ceremonies at “The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.”(CBS, 8 p.m.)


Alyssa Milano is one of a quartet of “Romantically Challenged” thirtysomething singles looking for love in this new sitcom. With all due respect to Tony Danza and Judith Light, Ms. Millano will always be the boss to us. (ABC, 9:30 p.m.)



Ever since the dawn of time -- or at least since the 1970s -- mankind has wondered: Are we alone in the universe? The new series “Ancient Aliens” goes in search of proof that ETs made courtesy calls to Earth in ages past. (History,

8 p.m.)



It’s old-home week on “American Idol” as Season 7 winner David Cook (above with Mekdes, 7, of Ethiopia) and Season 4 champ Carrie Underwood join current hopefuls and a host of famous faces for the annual charity fundraiser “Idol Gives Back.”(Fox, 8 p.m.)


Torn between two lovers, feeling like Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), who must choose between childhood sweetheart Nancy (Julianne Moore) and sexy CNBC anchor Avery (Elizabeth Banks) on a new “30 Rock.”(NBC,

8:30 p.m.)



Dying is easy, comedy is hard, and the new series “Gravity” seeks the latter in the former as it follows members of a support group for those who have attempted suicide. Krysten Ritter (below), Ivan Sergei and Eric Schaeffer star. (Starz,

10:30 p.m.)



She’s a beloved actress having the best year of her career; of course, we’re talking about Betty White, who steals scenes like nobody’s business in “The Proposal,” the hit 2009 rom-com starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. (Starz,

9 p.m.)