New tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Michael Tuesdays & Thursdays, The Debaters on CBC

The Rick Mercer Report (8 p.m./8:30 NT): Tonight Rick is at the speedway in Brighton, Ontario where he participates in the Eve of Destruction by driving a trailer in a high speed race until it’s demolished. He is also in Calgary at the High Country Carriage Club for the horse and carriage races, a sport Prince Philip developed.

22 Minutes (8:30 p.m./9 NT): Check out a new episode of 22 Minutes, CBC-TV’s award-winning, record-breaking Canadian comedy institution.

Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (9 p.m./9:30 NT): Having a fear of bridges and living in Ottawa is a serious handicap which David (Bob Martin) attempts to help Michael (Matt Watts) overcome. Michael is seriously not ready for this exposure.

As part of the divorce settlement, David’s ex-wife, Stacia (Melody A Johnson), offers him the country house. Before selling it, he takes Sammy (Jennifer Irwin) there for an idyllic getaway. Heavenly turns hellish when Sammy finds out David still hasn’t told Michael about the book. In their own ways, both Dr. Wasserman (Edward Asner) and Sammy worry about David’s dependency on his patient and push him to tell Michael about the book.

The Debaters (9:30 p.m./10 NT): Do it Yourself. It’s true that self reliance is a good thing, but when it comes to home repair, is DIY really such a good idea? Andrew Younghusband and David Pryde. Cirque du Soleil. Is it the greatest show on earth? Debaters: Derek Seguin and Rebecca Kohler