Brooke Shields has, for the most part, played relatively glamorous roles on TV. But she’s back as trashy neighbor Rita Glosser in tonight’s episode of The Middle (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).
And Rita’s collection of loud, large wind chimes puts her at odds with Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton).
Also on this week’s episode, Brick comes up with a new snack idea and Sue tells the family that she and Darrin are dating again.
Elsewhere on TV ...
Stanley Cup playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins as Columbus Blue Jackets (5 p.m., NBCSN); Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars (6 p.m., CNBC); St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (7:30 p.m., NBCSN);
NBA playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats at Miamia Heat (5 p.m., TNT); Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (6 p.m., NBATV); Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (7:30 p.m., TNT)
Survivor (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Woo takes a very hard fall while trying to gather coconuts.
Nature (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at Japan’s snow monkeys.
Suburgatory (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): On a camping trip, Fred loses Victor in the woods.
American Idol (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining contestants perform.
Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The serum sends Roy into an uncontrolled rage.
Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The family travels to Australia.
Nova (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A report titled "Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest?"
The 100 (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Bellamy and his crew search for Octavia.
Legit (8 p.m., FXX): Jim turns to prostitution.
Mixology (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kacey confronts Dominic about their relationship.
Nashville: On the Record (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Cast members perform songs from the show.
Your Inner Fish (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The traits that humans inherited from primates are detailed.
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