"Hole in the Wall": The success of the Japanese-inspired "Wipeout" has led to this obscure game show in which limber contestants try to fit through life-size cutouts in a Styrofoam wall. The premise has me wondering if my TV set will squeeze through my living-room window. (7 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9.)

"Kath & Kim": The wildly popular Australian comedy gets the remake treatment with the help of Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as a dysfunctional mother-daughter team living under the same roof. Preview videos were not available, but Shannon's involvement alone merits attention. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, KARE, Ch. 11.)

"30 Rock": How do you top a season that earned a record-breaking number of Emmy nominations? With Oprah, of course. The Queen of Daytime will guest-star, as will Jennifer Aniston and Megan Mullally, but let's hope the show stays focused on the main cast and doesn't turn into an all-star "Love Boat." (8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, KARE, Ch. 11.)

"Life on Mars": The struggles of a modern-day cop who gets trapped in the '70s are a walk in the park compared to the behind-the-scenes troubles of this BBC remake. The pilot was relocated and recast after shooting started. The upside: Producers convinced Harvey Keitel to submit to wide, loud ties and join the force. (9 p.m. Oct. 9, KSTP, Ch. 5.)

"Eleventh Hour": International export night continues with this adaptation of a 2006 British series about a biologist (Rufus Sewell) who tries to solve scientific crises without losing his cool or slipping into his native English accent. (9 p.m. Oct. 9, WCCO, Ch. 4.)