Not a lot of news today — the big deal tonight is that “White Collar” returns on USA at 10 tonight. A&E has “Paranormal Cops” starting up at 10:30, and Bravo has “The Millionaire Matchmaker” premiering at 10 also.

We also have some “Idol” news today. Simon Cowell is in talks with former and current co-workers about jumping into the American version of “X Factor.” And yes, he is talking to Paul Abdul. The new show will premiere on FOX in Fall 2011, and Cowell won’t be returning to “Idol” after this season.

Syfy is pulling out all the stops to plug “Caprica,” a new original drama. The 2-hour pilot has already been seen by 1.5 million viewers, and it hasn’t even aired yet. SyFy is working with Hulu, Apple, and Amazon and is offering DVDs and the streaming pilot on and various free on demand services. Syfy also placed Spanish advertisements on Telemundo to get Latinos interested. “Caprica” debuts on Syfy this Friday at 9 p.m.

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