NBC, 8:00 pm ET
Though it's only early August, one of the first sure signs of fall is football, and that makes its first appearance tonight in Canton, Ohio, with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Eli Manning and the New York Giants will kick off the preseason against EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills in a clash of teams with much to prove in 2014.
ESPN, 1:00 pm ET
The "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono Raceway is the scene today as Sprint Cup drivers gear up for the GoBowling.com 400. Kasey Kahne won a wild, crash-filled race here a year ago on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, passing Jeff Gordon on lap 159 of 160 to register his second victory of 2013. A field including Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- who won the spring Pocono race -- will oppose him.
NBCSN, 3:00 pm ET
IndyCar hits the road -- as in road course - at the Sports Car Course for today's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The 13-turn, 2.258-mile layout offers drivers a little bit of everything -- elevation changes, a narrow racing ribbon and a variety of corners. Scott Dixon, with four Mid-Ohio victories, runs well here, and he'll be in a field including Helio Castroneves, James Hinchcliffe, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and defending race champ Charlie Kimball.
WrestleMania 30: The World Television Premiere
NBC, 7:00 pm ET
For the sixth year in a row, NBC and WWE team up to present a new special celebrating highlights from 30 years of WrestleMania. Highlights include a preview of the upcoming matches between John Cena and Bray Wyatt, and The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, along with the return of such wrestling icons as Hulk Hogan, The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
FOX, 8:00 pm ET
After Principal Skinner (voice of Harry Shearer) gives the students a clean slate and promises the best-behaved among them can ride in a submarine. Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright), giddy at the prospect, resolves to become the perfect student, hoping that even his worst past mishaps will be forgiven, in "Yellow Subterfuge." Meanwhile, Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) suggests to Krusty the Clown (voice of Dan Castellaneta) that he sell off foreign rights to his past episodes to help himself out of a serious financial crisis.
ABC, 8:00 pm ET
A theme of some earlier installments resurfaces in "Hotties vs. Nerds 4.0." It's easy to tell the nature of the competitors on the obstacle course this time, some more notable for brains than beauty -- though beauty also has its place here. Co-host Jill Wagner has plenty of fun with the interviews, as she always does in such cases. And if she does, just imagine the mirth that hosts John Anderson and John Henson engage in.
ANIMAL, 8:00 pm ET
The two-part season premiere consists of the “Mission to Mexico” and “Mayhem in Mazatlan” episodes, in which Paul, Jimmy and the rest of the team head to Mexico to help launch a no-kill crocodile rescue at an aquarium in Mazatlan. The season premiere is preceded by a special “Mississippi Mayhem” episode, where the boys take a trip down memory lane as they recall the experiences from their month in Mississippi.
NGC, 8:00 pm ET
Black bears sleeping in our basements, baboons breaking into our kitchens, coyotes snatching our pets out of our backyards — wild animals are moving into our space. As humans continue to build and expand cities and suburbs around the world, animals are losing their homes and inching their way into ours. Guided by big cat tracker Boone Smith, Urban Jungle takes a closer look into cities across the planet, including Moscow, New York and Mumbai, which humans consider their own, but have become overrun with wildlife.
LMN, 8:00 pm ET
After standing trial for the murder of her husband and being acquitted, suburban widow and mother Cassidy Miller (Joely Fisher, "'Til Death") finds it impossible to resume her normal life in the face of widespread lingering suspicion by her former friends and loved ones, including her teenage daughter. Things take a turn for the worse when a neighbor Cassidy believes to be the real killer begins to follow and harass her. Denise Richards and Patrick Muldoon also star.
ESPN, 8:00 pm ET
Two disappointing AL East rivals accustomed to being in a postseason drive this time of year clash tonight at Fenway Park, where David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox close out a three-game series against Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. To date, the third-place Bombers and their injury-riddled pitching staff have gotten the better of the cellar-dwelling defending champs in the season series, winning six of 10.
FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) is elated when his buddy and former neighbor Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry) moves back to Quahog, but their reunion is over almost before it begins when their wives, Lois and Donna (Alex Borstein, Sanaa Lathan) get into a huge fight over parenting and forbid the boys to spend time with each other in "He's Bla-ack!."
CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) decides to conduct an "off the books" investigation to clear Al's (Dylan Walsh) name with Internal Affairs after he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a parolee he helped put in jail in the new episode "Stray Bullet." Jane Curtin and Dallas Roberts star.
The Last Ship
TNT, 9:00 pm ET
After the crew gets a distress call near Jamaica, Chandler (Eric Dane) assembles a small team to attempt a rescue, only to wind up stranded at sea with Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) following a surprise attack. Back on the ship, Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the rest of the crew frantically try to find the lost pair before their enemies locate and capture them -- or worse. Rhona Mitra also stars in the new episode "SOS."
Long Island Medium
TLC, 9:00 pm ET
Brassy, bigger-than-life medium and mom Theresa Caputo returns for another season of helping ordinary folks get closure by passing along messages from their dearly departed. The season premiere finds Caputo surprising visitors to Las Vegas with spontaneous readings as she bumps into them, and viewers this season will get their own chance for a live reading by Caputo in their homes.
ABC, 10:00 pm ET
Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a mean girl at a high school Castle once attended. They're surprised to find the evidence pointing to a student with telekinetic powers, a la "Carrie," in "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Penny Johnson Jerald and Jon Huertas also star.
Oprah's Master Class
OWN, 10:00 pm ET
Words such as "living legend" and "icon" get trotted out with depressing regularity these days, but this new episode features a special guest who certainly qualifies for all the accolades she has received: Cicely Tyson, who started out as a model and then became one of the most electrifying actresses of her generation. This candid conversation finds Tyson, now 80, sharing some of the life lessons she has picked up along the way.
CBS, 10:00 pm ET
In the new episode "Family Plot," Roy (Cam Gigandet) makes time to represent the fiance of his ex-wife (guest star Megan Ketch) in a disputed property deal that may have escalated into homicide. Meanwhile, Jamie (Anna Wood) sweats out the results of a drug test given to Lee Anne (Georgina Haig). Shawn Hatosy, Adam Rodriguez and Kim Wayans also star.
RichKids of Beverly Hills
E!, 10:00 pm ET
The reality series returns for Season 2 with two back-to-back episodes that find Dorothy in China for the opening of an elite department store owned by her father, accompanied by Brendan, Jonny, Roxy and Morgan. Dorothy, however, is mainly distracted by a question that everyone is trying not to ask: Why didn't her boyfriend Cooper come along on this trip?
FX, 10:00 pm ET
Jim (Sean Astin) makes a startling confession after a secret autopsy reveals the bizarre way in which the "mystery virus" progresses through its hosts in the new episode "It's Not for Everyone." Nora and Eph (Mia Maestro, Corey Stoll) rush to find the father of the youngest plane tragedy victim, but they're beaten there by someone unexpected. A patient caught in the grip of the disease takes desperate measures to protect his family. David Bradley also stars.
HBO, 10:00 pm ET
This generally gloomy freshman drama series has polarized viewers and critics, but one point in its favor is that it has introduced a wider audience to Carrie Coon, an exceptional young actress. The new episode "Guest" focuses mainly on her character, Nora, who has a series of unsettling encounters while in New York to attend the second annual conference of DROP -- which stands for Departure Related Occupations and Practices. But you probably guessed that.
Halt and Catch Fire
AMC, 10:00 pm ET
Gordon and Joe prepare to transport the Giant; a suspicious defect causes a rift in the partnership; Cameron takes control of her future.
TNT, 10:01 pm ET
As the crisis abates, Lexi (Scarlett Byrne) emerges more ruthless and powerful than ever before in the new episode "Saturday Night Massacre." Tom (Noah Wyle) and the 2nd Mass must collaborate with the Volm if they are to have any hope of holding off the invading Espheni forces in what quickly turns into the bloodiest confrontation they've ever experienced. Robert Sean Leonard and Mira Sorvino guest star.
LIFETIME, 10:01 pm ET
In a new episode bearing the somewhat ominous title "Greater Good," President Westwood, Vanessa and Darius (Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Martin Donovan) grapple with a hostage crisis. After testing Kyle (Michael Graziadei), Alison and James (Marley Shelton, David Alpay) make a strange discovery that seems to raise more questions than answers. As the U.S. government prepares to open testing centers, the world reacts to news of the lottery.
PBS, 10:30 pm ET
Stuart (Derek Jacobi) has been waiting for "just the right moment" to tell his ancient mother about the true nature of his relationship with Freddie (Ian McKellen) and, as their 49th anniversary approaches, he's ready to make the big announcement. Not that he has much choice in the matter -- Ash (Iwan Rheon) has inadvertently blurted out news of the party to Mrs. Bixby (guest star Hazel Douglas). Be sure to stay through the closing credits of this Season 1 finale to hear some very funny phone messages from another living legend of the British acting world.