By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
By Mike Hughes
"Heist" debut, 9 p.m., NBC. There are fine reasons to skip this show. It makes us root for the crooks. It has a tangled story that will continue for the rest of the season. And it seems suspiciously like a copy of "Thief," which premieres next week on FX. Still, there's one thing on the other side: It is beautifully made.
"The George Lopez Show" and "Freddie," 7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC. Freddie frets because his young niece has an Internet romance. He suspects it's really a dirty old man, pretending to be a kid; actually, it's George's young son, Max. Soon, the families meet in Los Angeles and (in the second half-hour) Chicago.
"Out of Practice," 7 p.m., CBS. "Survivor" takes the week off then returns to Thursdays. Tonight, this episode offers a "Happy Days" reunion, when Marion Ross plays Henry Winkler's former secretary; meanwhile, his sons get so tangled up in a bet that they date women who are wrong for them.
"TV Land Awards," 7 and 10 p.m., TV Land. Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") hosts, honoring "Cheers," "Batman," "Dallas" and "Good Times."
"Lost," 8 p.m., ABC. Sun has found a crucial secret but isn't sure whether to tell Jin. Meanwhile, Ana Lucia is asked to interrogate the prisoner; she could be good at it.
"American Idol," 8 p.m., Fox. The field is trimmed to 10.
"Unan1mous" debut, 8:30 p.m., Fox. Nine people are locked in a bunker and told that one of them will win $1.5 million. The trouble is that they must unanimously decide who will get the money — and the longer it takes them to make a decision the less money there will be to win.
"The Evidence" debut, 9 p.m., ABC. This is your standard case-of-the-week murder show, with two extra touches. One is the sharp repartee between the leads, Orlando Jones and Rob Estes. The other is the fact that the evidence is described in advance. That doesn't work nearly as well because the evidence is too sketchy.