Check out '10 Items'

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.

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David Zurawik is on assignment. His column does not appear today.