TNT, 8:00 pm ET
It’s a big night in the NBA as LeBron James plays his first regular-season game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers when the Cavs host the N.Y. Knicks. Following that game, TNT airs the Oklahoma City Thunder at the L.A. Clippers.
ESPN, 7:30 pm ET
This marquee primetime matchup in the ACC has the Florida State Seminoles, fresh off their big win over Notre Dame, visiting the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
The Biggest Loser
NBC, 8:00 pm ET
No, this isn't "Wipeout" -- though a certain challenge facing the remaining contestants in the new episode "Penalty Box" may make viewers think they've tuned into a different show. Huge treadmills positioned over water put the competitors to the test, and that's not the only one during the hour. The members of one of the teams go to Las Vegas without their trainer, while others have to perform cleaning chores effectively before they can move on.
FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is the keynote speaker at a forensic science convention, and it's no mystery she ends up in a mystery -- investigating someone's remains found during the event -- in the aptly titled new episode "The Corpse at the Convention." The stakes rise when Dr. Hodgins (TJ Thyne) becomes a suspect in the death. A professional rival (guest star Nora Dunn) causes Brennan additional discomfort. Amy Davidson ("8 Simple Rules") also guest stars.
The Vampire Diaries
CW, 8:00 pm ET
A homecoming party staged at the corn maze generates all sorts of complications in the new episode "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here." Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Liam (guest star Marco James) to go with her to the event, which turns dangerous and prompts Alaric and Jo (Matt Davis, guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) to initiate rescues. Stefan (Paul Wesley) seeks Caroline's (Candice Accola) help in counteracting trouble caused by Enzo (Michael Malarkey).
Food Truck Face Off
FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
On day one of the new episode "South Pasadena Truck-Off," the competitors learn that while the love of cooking is all well and good, it won't necessarily help you cope with the myriad challenges of successfully running a food truck. Day two offers little relief, either, as they have to compete not just against each other, but also more established food trucks during a very busy dinner service outside the local farmer's market. Alpana Singh, Steak Shapiro and Andrew Gruel are the judges; Jesse Palmer hosts.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
ABC, 8:00 pm ET
It just wouldn't be the season without this, right? Linus stakes out a spot in the pumpkin patch, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin. While he continues his annual vigil, Charlie Brown discovers stones in his trick-or-treat bag, Lucy becomes maternal and Snoopy gets moonstruck. Created by "Peanuts" mentor Charles M. Schulz, the animated, long-beloved special -- originally televised in 1966 -- features the music of Vince Guaraldi.
American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014
HALLMARK, 8:00 pm ET
James Denton and Beth Stern host the fourth annual awards ceremony honoring canine finalists for their remarkable devotion, bravery and companionship and celebrates the powerful relationship between dogs and people. The honorees are recognized in the categories of military, search & rescue, law enforcement, arson, guide and hearing, therapy and service. An eighth category, Emerging Hero Dog, recognizes ordinary pets who do extraordinary things.
CBS, 8:31 pm ET
On the strength of Allison Janney's recent award wins for the show, the sitcom starts Season 2 with "Hepatitis and Lemon Zest." The actress' character Bonnie gets plenty of screen time, and reasons for outrage, as she rails against daughter Christy's (Anna Faris) ill-advised decisions on spending. Christy gets a break from that situation as she supports a newly sober woman (guest star Jamie Pressly). Former "Soap" co-star Ted Wass directed the tale.
ABC, 9:00 pm ET
A convict who maintains he was wrongly sentenced for an assassination seeks Olivia's (Kerry Washington) help in the new episode "An Innocent Man." Mellie (Bellamy Young) feels a strong kinship with a former first lady. With the White House facing a new threat, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) does something surprising. Brian Benben, who also worked for executive producer Shonda Rhimes on "Private Practice" (and is wed to "Revenge's" Madeleine Stowe), guest stars.
Project Runway All Stars
LIFETIME, 9:00 pm ET
Fourteen designers return for Season 4 of this spinoff series, which originally was conceived to give high-profile designers from past "Project Runway" seasons another chance at the title that eluded them the first time. As on Season 3, though, two former (and formidable) "Runway" winners, Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10) and Michelle Lesniak (Season 11), are in the mix. Alyssa Milano is back to host and judge, along with Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman; Zanna Roberts Rassi returns to mentor the designers.
CW, 9:00 pm ET
A clash between religious factions looms, leading Mary and Francis (Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) to intercede, in the new episode "Blood for Blood." The timing is unfortunate for Greer's (Celina Sinden) planned nuptials, also since surprising information about Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault) is exposed. A journal found by Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) provides eyebrow-raising information about certain skills of some court members. Anna Popplewell also stars.
FOX, 9:00 pm ET
As more is discovered about Jack's (Nick Nolte) questionable background, he finds steadily lessening acceptance among his neighbors in the new "Episode Five." Beth (Virginia Kull) decides to talk to reporters, complicating matters for detectives Carter and Miller (David Tennant, Anna Gunn). Michael Pena, Jacki Weaver, Josh Hamilton and Jessica Lucas also star.
NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Jury duty often isn't convenient for those who are called, and Rebecca (Kate Walsh) joins those ranks in the new episode "Judge and Jury." If one would expect her job to make her more prone to want to fulfill the obligation, forget about it -- especially since it comes at the same time as the Serpico Olympics. Gary (Ryan Hansen) is prepped by Tedward (Tone Bell) to take her place in the games, in case it comes to that. Rob Riggle guest stars.
Two and a Half Men
CBS, 9:01 pm ET
The 12th and final season of "Two and a Half Men" premieres tonight. The major story for this season involves Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) trying to adopt a child as a gay married couple. The biggest question: Will Charlie Sheen’s character make a return from the dead?
A to Z
NBC, 9:30 pm ET
Any fan of "Ghostbusters" knows Ray Parker Jr. had one of his biggest hits with the title song, so it's apt that he appears as himself in the appropriately titled new episode "E Is for Ectoplasm." He's sought to attend, and thus bring more attention to, a company Halloween party. Andrew and Zelda (Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti) decide to join forces and throw their own bash to celebrate the occasion of trick-or-treating. Ben Falcone also guest stars.
CBS, 9:30 pm ET
The McCarthys are a tight-knit Boston family who are obnoxiously obsessed with sports. They’re loud, closed-minded and all competing to be the family favorite. Ronny (played by Tyler Ritter, whose father was the late John Ritter) is somewhat the black sheep of the family — he’s gay, civilized and doesn’t really care for sports. His father (Jack McGee), however, hires him to be an assistant basketball coach, and that’s where the story begins.
NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Crosby (Dax Shepard) is under the gun financially as the diner's business drops in the new episode "Too Big to Fail." The situation also takes an emotional toll on him, since he doesn't want to let Jabbar (Tyree Brown) down. Sarah and Hank (Lauren Graham, Ray Romano) stage a game night that doesn't turn out quite the way they planned, but Amber (Mae Whitman) provides a sizable assist. Drew (Miles Heizer) agonizes over choosing a major to pursue.
CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) returns from England to find a changed Watson (Lucy Liu) as the third season opens with "Enough Nemesis to Go Around." Not only has she been sleuthing independently, she has a new love interest (guest star Raza Jaffrey, "Smash"). Sherlock isn't alone, either: He's brought back novice detective Kitty Winter (guest star Ophelia Lovibond), who assists as he and Watson probe a drug kingpin's widow (guest star Gina Gershon).
Beat Bobby Flay
FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
In the new episode "An International Affair," "Chopped" host Ted Allen and one of his frequent judges, Amanda Freitag, size up Canadian chef Rob Feenie and Italian-born chef Patrick D'Andrea to pick which is more likely to take down Bobby Flay. Their eventual pick faces off against Iron Chef Flay, judged by Franklin Becker, Mark Birnbaum, Andrew Friedman.
The Carbonaro Effect
TRUTV, 10:00 pm ET
Magician Michael Carbonaro returns for more mischief in "Out of Control," his fall season premiere, which finds him in a holistic store treating customers to kale cannolis that seem too good to be true. Then, at a garden store, he startles green-thumb enthusiasts with seeds that seem immediately to sprout. Finally, at a toy store, he freaks out a co-worker by bringing a huge teddy bear to life.
How to Get Away With Murder
ABC, 10:00 pm ET
Annalise (Viola Davis) takes a special interest in a case involving a man who previously was handed a death sentence by Asher's (Matt McGorry) father in the new episode "Freakin' Whack-a-Mole." The details of where Asher himself was on a pivotal night are revealed. Wes' (Alfred Enoch) continuing anger toward Annalise over withheld information worries her. Billy Brown, Jack Falahee and Katie Findlay also star.
MTV, 10:00 pm ET
An extended 90-minute special kicks off this comic new docuseries that revolves around a group of friends residing in rural Wasilla, Alaska. Apart from Samantha, 19, they're all in their early 20s, so the daily lives of these 11 self-described "Slednecks" are an unpredictable combination of relationship drama and extreme games ranging from polar-bear plunges to human catapulting.