Life for the employees of Greens & Grains grocery store doesn't promise to get any easier - or less funny - as 10 Items or Less returns for its third season.
The late-night TBS comedy, which relies on both scripts and improvisation, stars co-creator John Lehr as Leslie Pool, the dedicated but hapless manager who's facing new challenges at the store he inherited.
Foremost among them: rival SuperValueMart's continuing effort to drive Greens & Grains out of business. Leslie is determined to protect the staff, including produce diva Yolanda (Roberta Valderrama); maintenance man Carl (Bob Clendenin), father of Yolanda's son; and butcher Todd (Chris Payne Gilbert), a favorite with the ladies.
But Leslie's shopping cart is full of potential pickles. The powerful Dairy Consortium is casting a shadow over Greens & Grains, and there's a shoplifter afoot with family connections to a store worker. (11 p.m., TBS) ***
Scrubbing in: The hysterical doctors of Scrubs launch their eighth season on a different network. And that's not the only change: Courteney Cox arrives as Dr. Kelso's replacement. (9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
Slimming down: It's a new year and time to shed those pounds. The Biggest Loser: Couples has a group of twosomes dealing with some weighty issues. (8 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
Late-night guests: Actress Queen Latifah visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and actor Kevin James stops by Late Show with David Letterman.
David Zurawik is on assignment. His column does not appear today.