SERIESAmerican Idol: Last season's champ Kris Allen returns to perform on a new episode of the talent competition (8 p.m. Fox).
SoCal Connected: A new edition of the newsmagazine profiles a former insurance broker who contracted cancer but was then denied medical coverage (8 p.m. KCET).
Behind Bars: This new documentary series about America's jails debuts with three back-to-back episodes (8, 9 and 10 p.m. Discovery).
Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Gordon Ramsay works his makeover magic on a Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., in this new episode (9 p.m. Fox).
Soundstage: Country music legend Willie Nelson is featured on a new edition of the concert series (10 p.m. KCET).
Burn Notice: "24's" Carlos Bernard guest stars on a new episode of the spy drama (10 p.m. USA).
The Sarah Silverman Program: Our heroine launches a write-in campaign for a fake mayoral candidate with a gag name in this new episode (10:30 p.m. Comedy Central).