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The X Factor USA

TV3, 9pm Simon Cowell's baby is in full swing stateside and tonight contestants journey to the judges' homes -- Nicole Scherzinger (below), Paula Abdul, LA Reid and, of course, Mr Cowell himself -- to try and make their mark. Steve Jones hosts.


DCI Banks, UTV, 9pm In the middle of solving a fairly brutal carjacking, Banks is suddenly dispatched to London to try and track down his boss's missing daughter and he's shocked when he discovers she's living with a local gangster.

Meanwhile, a perplexed Annie is wondering why he's left her with a case which is now a murder inquiry.


Entrepreneur Of The Year

RTE1, 7.30pm It should be a tonic to watch a programme like this given the troubled economic times we live in.

Expect to see plenty of money-making schemes designed to confront all the doom and gloom talk that has swamped the country of late. Padraig O Ceidigh presents this year's nominees.

London life


RTE1, BBC1, 8pm Alfie tries to impress Kat by acting macho, but ends up hurting her feelings -- and a mysterious stranger spots an opportunity to take advantage.

Tyler worries about upsetting Whitney as he gets ready to take her on a date, Syed hopes Masood can persuade Amira to let Christian be a part of baby Yasmin's life, and Rose looks for an excuse to avoid going on holiday with Dot.