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

The Rick Mercer Report (8 p.m./8:30 NT): Tonight Rick is in Langford, BC where he trains with the Canadian National Rugby Team and then goes to the University of Victoria to shave off World Cup Rugby star Adam Kleeberger’s immense beard for charity. Rick also ventures to Fergus, Ontario to ride with the Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team.

22 Minutes (8:30 p.m./9 NT): The 80s are back in style and there are more than just animal print pants in common between then and now. Alan Thicke joins us as guest host of our look-back-at-the-80’s show! Special appearances by Ben Mulroney, David Suzuki, Bob MacDonald and musical guest, The Spoons.

Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (9 p.m./9:30 NT): After finally reading David’s book, Michael (Matt Watts) disappears. Frantic, David (Bob Martin) asks for Claire’s (Tommie-Amber Pirie) help. Eventually Claire finds Michael holed up in the basement of the father who abandoned him, Stanley Peter Dyer (Michael Murphy). David busies himself with Mrs. Bronfman (Lynne Griffin) and her dead cat issues.

The Debaters (9:30 p.m./10 NT): This week the show explores Social Networks with Charles Demers and Elvira Kurt and Extinct Animals with Sean Cullen and David Pryde.