By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY
?Most viewers will be watching Fox's revitalized American Idol(tonight, 8 ET/PT), but save a spot on your DVR for TV's best traditional family comedy, The Middle (ABC, 8 ET/PT).
Tonight, while the rest of the family is busy with Frankie's spring cleaning project, Brick (the adorable Atticus Shaffer) is out on his own ? offering advice for a price from a neighborhood information stand. If you know Brick, you know that makes perfect sense.
?A Middle repeat (8:30 ET/PT) leads you into TV's best comedy, period: Modern Family (ABC, 9 ET/PT).
Nathan Lane returns as Pepper in an episode that finds Mitchell, Cameron, Pepper and a symphony-refugee Jay sharing a "boys' night out," while Haley babysits Lily. (Yikes!) Philip Baker Hall also guests as a neighbor who befriends Luke.
?History explores our earthly inner-being on a Journey to the Earth's Core (9 ET/PT).
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