Oh, boy

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Spice Girl Emma Bunton lend a hand in a search for the next great “Boy Band,” a new reality-competition series in which the winners get a contract with Hollywood Records, followed by a tutorial on the definition of a “record.”

7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Fog machine

There was a time when any TV adaptation of a Stephen King story merited attention. These days, however, the horror genre is jam-packed with spine-tingling tales, which makes “The Mist” nothing more than a light fog. Skip this miniseries, and save your energy for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of King’s “The Dark Tower.”

9 p.m., Spike TV

Cheeky monkey

If British comic Tommy Maitland, host of the rebooted “Gong Show,” looks familiar, that’s because he’s played by Mike Myers. But the comic actor isn’t winking at the camera; he’s channeling Andy Kaufman’s Tony Clifton more than Austin Powers. The show isn’t much different from the 1970s original, which means it’s perfect for those who think a couple spitting banana pieces into each other’s mouth is just as entertaining as some teenager belting out a Whitney Houston song.

9 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Neal Justin