When in doubt,

imitate. "The Taste" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14) borrows a concept from "The Voice" and asks competitors, ranging from professional chefs to adventur-

ous home cooks, to submit their offerings to a "blind" taste test. The celebrity judges won't be told the name of the dish, the nature of its ingred-

ients or the biography of its creator until they sample and pass judgment.

Since one of the tasters is author and Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain, expect some of those judgments to be harsh. He's joined by British chef, author and TV star Nigella Lawson, chef and author Ludo Lefebvre and restaurant owner Brian Malarkey.

Also debuting is "Ramsay Behind Bars" (9 p.m., BBC America, TV-PG) in which chef Gordon Ramsay attempts to make prison food more palatable.

---"Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan" (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-PG) follows Charlie from "Lost" to exotic locales. First up: Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

---On a similar note, "Edge of America" (9 p.m., Travel Channel, TV-PG) follows writer Geoff Edgers to some peculiar fairs and festivals.

---"Frontline" (10 p.m., PBS) presents "The Untouchables." Producer Martin Smith questions why the Justice Department never pursued Wall Street bankers who knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage loans to investors all over the world, a practice that brought the global economy to the brink of depression in 2008. Wasn't this fraud? And isn't fraud against the law?

Some here contend the JusticeDepartment gave prosecutions a low priority because the banks and bankers in question were essential to the economic revival. Others worry fundamental underlying

corruption has gone un-

punished and may be

contributing to future

catastrophes.

---A man (Matthew Rhys) is accused of the evil deeds committed by his look-alike (also Rhys) in the new series "The Scapegoat" (8 p.m., Ovation).

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

---"Pioneers of Tele vision" (8 p.m., PBS) looks at prime-time soaps.

---The three-part series "The Abolitionists" concludes on "American Ex- perience" (9 p.m., PBS).

---Advice for Sutton on "The Lying Game" (9 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14).

---The new eight-part series "Wild Deep" (9 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-PG) goes far below the ocean's surface.

---A one-night stand on "The Mindy Project" (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

---Lamb suspects Savino of kidnapping and extortion on "Vegas" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).

---Anniversary surprises on "Parenthood" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).

---Naomi returns for Addison's wedding on the series finale of "Private Practice" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).

---The secrets of Neal's dad on "White Collar" (10 p.m., USA, TV-14).

---Drew's widow returns, trailing trouble, on "Justi fied" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA).

---"Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" (10 p.m., HBO) profiles Houston Rockets rookie Royce White.

---"Our America With Lisa Ling" (10 p.m., OWN) examines some of the sexual subcultures referenced in the book "Fifty Shades of Grey."

CULT CHOICE

Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) becomes the U.K.'s first woman prime minister in the 2011 biopic "The Iron Lady" (8 p.m., Showtime).

SERIES NOTES

---A bachelor party for Jimmy on "Raising Hope" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

---Awkward encounters on "Hart of Dixie" (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG).

---Back to the dating scene on "Ben and Kate" (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

---A former member (Piper Perabo) pipes up on "Go On" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).

---Nick has doubts about night school on "New Girl" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).

---Brutal truths on "Emily Owens, M.D." (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).

---Misplaced affections on "The New Normal" (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

LATE NIGHT

---Jennifer Lopez is scheduled on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (11 p.m., Comedy Central).

---Ryan Seacrest, Chris Hardwick, April Richardson and Gary Valentine are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).

---Kathryn Bigelow sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).

---Anne Hathaway, Johnny Manziel, Jake Johnson and the President's Own U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra appear on "Late Show With David Letter man" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r).

---Jay Leno welcomes Dana Carvey, Emmy Rossum, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).

---Julie Bowen and LeAnn Rimes appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).

---Craig Ferguson hosts Betty White and Morena Baccarin on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS, r).

Kevin McDonough can be reached at kevin.tvguy@gmail.com.