By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Keen Eddie" debut, 8 p.m., Fox. On a night of rampant reality it's great to have a fresh alternative. "Keen Eddie" is pure fiction, a rich blend of comedy, action and neatly off-center characters. Eddie (Mark Valley) is a Bruce Willis-type New York cop, a handsome hero with macho swagger. When his drug bust goes wrong, he's sent to London to fix things. There, his cowboy cockiness baffles the locals. Producer-director Simon West (who directed "Con Air" and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") gives the opener lots of visual style, some of it overdone. He makes great use of the London settings and actors. Colin Salmon, a regular in James Bond films, provides a sturdy police boss. Alexei Sayle, who had a wonderful British sketch show, plays an elusive chap named Rudy. Then there's a stunningly beautiful newcomer named Sienna Miller. She plays a footloose college dropout who suddenly must share her mom's apartment with this odd American. It's a fun relationship, with hints of "Moonlighting."
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains," 7 p.m., CBS. For its annual specials, the American Film Institute polls movie professionals. Tonight, it lists the top good and bad guys in film history. Arnold Schwarzenegger who has been both the hero and villain in "Terminator" films hosts.
"American Juniors" debut, 7 p.m., Fox. The "American Idol" candidates slide down in age. Tonight and next Tuesday, we'll see their auditions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Tennessee. Those will produce 10 semifinalists who are ages 6 to 9, plus 10 more who are 10 to 13. On June 17 viewers can start voting to sift the field.
"Miss Universe Pageant," 8 p.m., NBC. Contestants from 75 nations compete for the title. Daisy Fuentes and Billy Bush (a TV-radio personality who just happens to be related to the president of the United States) hosts.
"The Real World" season-opener, 10 p.m., MTV. It makes sense to end the night with the show that helped shape Americans' reality taste. The 13th season of "Real World" begins with seven young people settling in Paris.