A look at tonight's sci-fi TV:
Chuck, "Chuck Versus Operation Awesome" – Brandon Routh, who I always thought was a pretty swell dude and one of the halfway decent things about Superman Returns, begins his recurring run on Chuck tonight. Routh plays Shaw, a new ... er ... super spy who becomes Chuck's mentor and his rival for Sarah's affections. Angie Harmon also guest stars in an ep that finds Chuck trying to save Captain Awesome from the Ring. (8 p.m. ET on NBC)
Heroes, "Pass/Fail" - George Takei and David Anders return as participants in a trial going on in Hiro's scrambled subconscious. Meanwhile Sylar gets all grabby with Claire and Samuel tries to impress Vanessa, who later remains unimpressed ... and probably dead. Probably. (9 p.m. ET on NBC)
Head after the jump for clips and more TV picks.