Cartoon Network launches the first part of its new "CN Real" block of reality programming tonight with the premiere of this spooky new series in which five teens armed with high-tech gear investigate creepy locations that are rumored to be haunted. Their first stop is the Lincoln Heights Jail in Los Angeles, which is said to house the spirits of dead prisoners. After each investigation, the team posts the findings on the show's Web site, and viewers can vote on whether or not they believe the place is truly haunted.
* The Queen and I (8 pm/ET HBO2)
Bedfellows don't get much stranger than a revolutionary making nice with the ruling class, but that's what happens in this captivating 2008 documentary. Nahid Persson Sarvestani was a leftist radical in Iran who helped oust the Shah in 1979, and the filmmaker, now living in exile in Sweden, travels to Paris to meet the Shah's widow, Farah Pahlavi, to discuss the country's turmoil, past and present. Although their differences are palpable, the bond of a common homeland they both miss terribly is hard to deny.
The scrumptious spin-off serves up its second episode, but tonight's chief chefs get lost. That is, notable cooks Wylie Dufresne, Suzanne Tracht, Graham Elliot Bowles and Elizabeth Falkner must whip up island-flavored fare inspired by the TV series Lost. They'll be challenged and confounded, just like many a Lost viewer, when using ingredients such as fish, wild boar and fresh fruit to build their meal. Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof guest star. Not making an appearance: the smoke monster.
* Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer's All Star Comedy Jam (10 pm/ET Showtime)
NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal and actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer play host to a talented lineup of stand-up funnymen, including In Living Color alum Tommy Davidson and MADtv veteran Aries Spears. Joining them for the festivities are Kevin Hart and DeRay Davis. No punches are pulled and no target is off-limits as the guys skewer politicians, religion, big-box stores, current events and the general state of the union. Spears scores points with his dead-on and downright hilarious impersonations.
* I Survived a Japanese Game Show (9 pm/ET ABC)
Magide! Time again for intrepid Americans to venture onto the faux Japanese game show that Hell's Kitchen producers Arthur Smith and Kent Weed have conjured up in a real Tokyo studio. In case you missed it last summer, it's a team-based elimination contest that begins with 12 players. As for their challenges, host Rome Kanda's description of one ("so fast, so dizzy") pretty much fits them all. Incidentally, Magide (the show-within-the-show's title) translates roughly as "Are you kidding?"