TV highlights: ‘Americal Idols’ revamps its notorious Hollywood round


NASHVILLE: Rayna takes charge with stoicism in light of recent events and stands up to her father on "Nashville." (Mark Levine/ABC)
February 4

The usually torturous and game-changing Hollywood Round on “American Idol” (Fox at 8 p.m.) is now called Hollywood or Home this season. In an attempt to lessen the unfairness factor, contestants are now given another chance to impress the judges or risk elimination.

The hour-long documentary “Arlington National Cemetery” (WETA at 8) explores the history, mission and daily operations of this final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans, which draws more than 3 million visitors a year.

SERIES PREMIERE: With the help of commercial real estate expert Keith Simpson, each aspiring restaurateur on “Buy This Restaurant” (Food Network at 9) searches to find the ideal space for their new business. The series opens with a Texas couple who want to bring their juice food truck to a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

RETURNING SHOW: “Hoarding: Buried Alive” (TLC at 9) returns for the second half of its fifth season with Geoffrey, a man who’s already lost his home and has 30 days to clear the clutter or lose everything inside — including his two children.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Backroad Gold” (Travel at 9:30) introduces us to antique car expert Corky Coker as he scours the highways, back roads and small towns of America dealing for hidden riches to restore and sell in his Chattanooga, Tenn., business, Honest Charley Speed Shop. In the opener, Corky comes across a rare muscle car.

SERIES PREMIERE: The four-part series “Super Skyscrapers” (MPT and WETA at 10) follows the creation of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work and protect ourselves. The premiere takes a look at One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, in its final year of exterior construction and its milestone of reaching 1,776 feet.

Rayna takes charge in light of recent events and stands up to her father on “Nashville” (ABC at 10), while Juliette’s gaining success with her new single and attention from a producer.

Matt Damon comes to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guest Lenny Kravitz.

For Jay Leno’s second-to-last show, Sandra Bullock and country star Blake Shelton stop by “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with music from Vintage Trouble.

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Sarah Paulson are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from the Head and the Heart.

— Rachel Lubitz

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