1.21.2009: Elvis Costello, 'Lie To Me,' 'Top Chef' : Monkey See Tonight on television: A few things other than Lost, believe it or not.
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1.21.2009: Elvis Costello, 'Lie To Me,' 'Top Chef'

So what do you do if you're not watching the season premiere of Lost later? There's still a good bit to choose from.

Tonight on the Sundance Channel's Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... series, your bespectacled host welcomes Kris Kristofferson, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, and John Mellencamp. In the clip above, Cash chats about her father's guitar circles. (Sundance, 9:00 p.m.)

Over on Fox, the new series Lie To Me, starring Tim Roth as The Mentalist — or, not The Mentalist, because he's on The Mentalist, but same difference — kicks off tonight. (Fox, 9:00 p.m.)

Damages viewers get another new episode this evening. Who wouldn't support an episode called "I Know Your Pig"? (FX, 10:00 p.m.)

Bravo has worked hard to create the impression that the "Restaurant Wars" episode of each season of Top Chef is a major event, and tonight is no exception. They're blowing it up into a 75-minute episode, which will undoubtedly feature fifteen extra minutes of mishandling scallops. (Bravo, 10:00 p.m.)