Chuck @ 8pm
Fans of Chuck, you're in luck! The seriously solid comedy-drama about a meek, geeky freak (Zachary Levi) returns for a second season. In the opener, unlikely spy Chuck is still entangled in guns, gadgets and girls. (Or is that bullets, bombs and babes?) Here, he mixes it up with a formidable operative (Michael Clarke Duncan) named Colt. This Colt has real kick: He's out to obtain a device that would potentially give rise to a new Intersect. Later, believing his spy career is behind him, Chuck asks Sarah out on a true first date. Back at superstore Buy More, Morgan uses quirky means to hire a new assistant manager.
Life @ 10pm
Life begins again for this quirky crime drama, which enters its second season tonight with Crews and Reese hot on the trail of a serial killer who's placing victims in numbered trunks around the city. The detectives are under the gun to find a connection between the victims, especially after they learn another trunk is out there and the victim may still be alive inside of it. Meanwhile, Crews continues his quest to unravel the conspiracy that sent him to prison by searching for the Seybolts' daughter.
Gossip Girl @ 8pm
First Serena starts reclaiming her queen-bee throne from Blair, and now she's scoring front-row seats to Eleanor's Fashion Week show. And she's attending said show with her new socialite buddy, Poppy Lifton, no less. So is Blair going to just sit back and take this? If you have to ask that, you don't know Blair. Meanwhile, Serena's ex, Dan, also gets a new pal: Chuck. He tags along with bad boy Chuck for a little walk on the wild side and soon learns just how wild things can get.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles @ 8pm
For those of you keeping score at home, this episode marks the second time this season that a glitch has turned our favorite petite killing machine into trouble for the Connor household. Cameron (Summer Glau) suffers digital amnesia, wanders off and meets a social worker who helps her revisit her past, which also happens to be our postapocalyptic future.