8 pm/ET CBS
Billy Elliot, the Musical with a Tony-leading 15 nominations, is expected to dominate the evening, but whether it does or not, it will be a great night for lovers of Broadway. As always, musicals will be front and center at the 63rd annual celebration with performances from the nominated original musicals (Billy Elliot, the Musical; Next to Normal; Rock of Ages; Shrek the Musical) and musical revivals (Guys and Dolls; Hair; Pal Joey; West Side Story). There will also be numbers from three touring shows (Jersey Boys; Legally Blonde the Musical; Mamma Mia!). Neil Patrick Harris is the host. — Tim Holland
10 pm/ET Liftime
Change may be touted as a good thing, but people still resist — and it's no different on Army bases. As Season 3 kicks off, Emmalin has run away rather than leave for Brussels with Claudia Joy and Michael; Roxy gears up to battle Collin for the bar; and Denise's friends struggle to accept the truth about her affair. These ladies are certainly facing some life-altering situations, but it just might all be for the best in the end, right? — Rhoda Charles
Next Food Network Star
9 pm/ET Food Network
The Food Network kicks off its fifth annual search for new talent as 10 wannabe TV chefs begin vying for their own cooking series, hoping to follow in the footsteps of such past winners as Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo — or even Adam Gertler, last season's runner-up, who later landed his own show, Will Work for Food. In the opener, the hopefuls must cater a press party for the network's 16th anniversary. Adding to the intimidation factor is a room full of Food Network stars who will rate their dishes, including Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown and Masaharu Morimoto. — Karen Andzejewicz
10 pm/ET E!
Kendra Wilkinson is no longer one of the Girls Next Door. She's left behind her pampered life at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion and is now trying to make it on her own. In the premiere of her reality series, Kendra begins life in her new home and begins decorating. Her first accessory? A stripper pole! She also begins planning her wedding to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett. — Tim Holland
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
10 pm/ET BBC America
From the creators of Any Dream Will Do (which concludes tonight in a two-hour finale starting at 8 pm/ET) comes another televised talent search that gives aspiring actors a chance to land the coveted lead role in a musical. This time it's the role of Maria in a West End production of The Sound of Music. In the premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zoe Tyler and John Barrowman reprise their roles as judges, critiquing the good, the bad and the downright ugly, as open auditions are held across Britain. — Karen Andzejewicz
Denise Richards: It's Complicated
10:57 pm/ET E!
She's back! The The second eason kicks off with the Denise prepping for a wild New Year's Eve bash in Las Vegas with Lance Bass. Meanwhile, her father, Irv, tries to branch out and meet people for the first time since his wife passed away, but can Denise deal with her dad moving on?