What to Watch Thu., Jan. 25
Last year's Winter Olympics opened my eyes to an unfamiliar sport: snowboard cross. How awesome is a superfast downhill race where competitors jostle each other while facing jumps, banks and moguls? And you gotta love the wipeouts. Twenty-year-old snowboarding star Shaun White won't be competing in the cross, but he will take on the the superpipe and slopestyle.
Pros vs. Joes (10PM, Spike) 2nd season premiere
Regular dudes try to beat football great Michael Irvin, big hitter Jose Canseco and ultimate fighter Randy Couture. Then, they go home crying.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships (9PM, ESPN2)
The specter of legend Michelle Kwan looms no longer. Good for young, up-and-coming skaters.
Sad for the rest of us.
Men in Trees (10PM, ABC)
Marin greets her new housemates -- a bat and a bear. There's a reason why city girls live in cities.
Nashville Star (10PM, USA)
While 'Idol' still picks through the crazies, y'all can check out some real singing tonight.
Best Evidence (9PM, Discovery)
In 1986, TWA Flight 800 disintegrated off of Long Island and led to the longest, most extensive and costly investigation in civil aviation history. Experts continue to search for answers.
ALSO NEW TONIGHT
Smallville (8PM, The CW)
Afro Samurai (11PM, Spike)
Check out your local TV listings for more
** Note: Bob Sassone's regular "What's on" posts will return Mon., Jan. 29. "What to Watch" will become a weekly post.