Edge of America 9 and 9:30 p.m., Travel Channel
Sometimes it’s strange to watch people you know on TV shows. They don’t seem quite themselves. But that is definitely Globe arts reporter Geoff Edgers you’ll see on his new Travel Channel series, just as it was him in his documentary about reuniting the Kinks, “Do It Again.” Edgers brings his wry, somewhat deadpan sensibility to a weekly tour of the non-guidebook activities across America. He hawks maple-bacon donuts in Portland, Ore., eats a beating rattlesnake heart, and slices and fries a calf testicle in Oklahoma. His take on the latter: “I just wish it didn’t have to be so ball-like.”
The Taste 8 p.m., Channel 5
This new series premieres, like the music contests, with a few audition episodes. The challenge for 29 contestants vying for 16 spots: to prepare a dish that will be rated in a blind taste test by celebrity chefs (from left) Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey, and Anthony Bourdain. Maybe someone will sneak in some fried calf testicle?
Late Show With David Letterman 11:35 p.m., Channel 4
Can we just give Anne Hathaway the Oscar now? Save us from a month of darlingness.
The Sisterhood 9 p.m., TLC
Thou shalt not imitate the “Real Housewives.”
Justified 10 p.m., FX
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