Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan: Aracnophobiacs beware! The second episode of this new adventure/travel series journeys to Laos in search of a rare, venomous, massive-fanged spider the size of a dinner plate (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America).
The Taste: Teams of professional and amateur cooks try to create the best dish in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC).
Pioneers of Television: The new episode "Superheroes" features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and the late Robert Culp — recorded days before his passing (8 p.m. KOCE).
Emily Owens, M.D.: While running triage in the ER in the wake of a bus crash, Emily (Mamie Gummer) performs an emergency skull procedure on a Marine in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA).
Top Gear: In the season premiere of the American version of the British hit series, the guys find the cars they drove in college and take a road trip through Mexico (9 p.m. History).
Vegas: Savino (Michael Chiklis) and his crew are stranded overnight in the desert and Mia's (Sarah Jones) father (Michael Wiseman) grills Jack (Jason O'Mara) for information about her. Dennis Quaid and Carrie-Anne Moss also star in this new episode (10 p.m. CBS).
White Collar: Peter and Neal (Tim DeKay, Matt Bomer) begin their investigation into Sen. Pratt's (Titus Welliver) involvement with a ring of corrupt cops who framed Neal's father (Treat Williams) and tore his family apart. Reed Diamond also stars in this new episode (10 p.m. USA).
American Experience: Henry Ford becomes the most influential American innovator of the 20th century (9 p.m. KOCE).
College basketball: Wisconsin at Ohio State (4 p.m. ESPN); North Carolina State at Virginia (4 p.m. ESPN2); Georgia Tech at Clemson (4 p.m. FS Prime); Kentucky at Mississippi (6 p.m. ESPN).
Hockey: The Ducks visit the Sharks (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).
Soccer: United States vs. Canada (6 p.m. ESPN2).
Pro basketball: The Hornets visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. TWSN).