8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Stefan and Damon attempt to turn Elena’s humanity back on by bombarding her with emotion at prom. (A+ for effort, guys, but…)
8:30 pm Sunday Night Football (NBC) | Season 27 premiere: The Baltimore Ravens go up against the Denver Broncos in Colorado in the season opener.
9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The remaining designers put the “sweat” in sweatshop by competing in field-day events for extra work time and then creating performance wear for Heidi Klum’s New Balance line. Michael Kors returns as guest judge.
9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | James now knows what Michael really is up to. Uh-oh….
9 pm Tamar & Vince (We tv) | Season 2 premiere: Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert prep for the arrival of their first child and Tamar’s new album.
10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Star Gregory Smith directs this episode, in which the officers of 15 Division realize they’re being targeted by someone out for revenge, and Oliver has what the show’s official synopsis calls a “gut-wrenching, life-changing moment.”
10 pm Luther (BBC America) | Luther thinks a vigilante killer may be behind three recent deaths.
10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Season finale: Jenna bars Ryan from seeing Wilfred when he needs him most. (Not yet renewed.)
8 pm Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (Cartoon Network) | It’s up to Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin to stop the Dark Side before the galaxy is inundated with clones of Jek 14 (who is, of course, himself a clone).
8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Midseason finale: In the conclusion of a two-parter, Mel poses as Joe’s wife when she meets his mother (played by guest star Faith Prince, Spin City), sister (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Retired at 35) and grandmother (Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond). By the end, thanks to grandma’s meddling, Mel and Joe are very confused about their relationship…
8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Midseason finale: Emma’s mother’s reappearance could cause trouble for Ben. Lacey Chabert (Party of Five) returns as Dr. Amy Shaw.
9 pm Luther (BBC America) | Special time: Luther’s date with Mary is interrupted by another murder.
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Jeremiah comes to a disturbing realization when Shelby asks about Hank’s use of pain meds; political mudslinging calls Evan and Paige’s relationship into question.
10 pm Surviving Evil (Investigation Discovery) | A serial killer abducts a suicidal teen at gunpoint.
10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Back-to-back episodes: The comedy hosts a Mary Tyler Moore reunion when Elka and Mamie get members of their bowling team — played by Moore and former co-stars Cloris Leachman and Valerie Harper — together at a restaurant. (Hollywood vet George Hamilton and Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson also guest-star.) Then, in the season finale at 10:30, Victoria’s wedding to the incarcerated Emmet is nigh, and Elka helps Joy reunite with her child’s father (played by The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson), whom she hasn’t seen in 32 years. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) | Season 9 premiere, new network: When the guys finally break Dee, her new sense of self-loathing has an unexpected effect on her stand-up career. (Find FXX on your TV.)
10:30 pm The League (FXX) | Season 5 premiere, new network: The gang travels to Los Angeles for Andre and Trixie’s destination wedding. (Find FXX.)
Check local listings The Young and the Restless (CBS) | The daytime staple honors its grande dame Jeanne Cooper (who passed away in May) with the first episode of a two-part memorial service for her character Katherine Chancellor. Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen (Psych) returns as Father Todd, who presides over the event, while Lauralee Bell, Tricia Cast, Adrienne Frantz and Michael Damian are among the past cast members on hand for the tribute.
8 pm Extreme Weight Loss (ABC) | Season finale: Chris helps an obese police officer who must pass a fitness test in order to keep his job. (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | It’s down to Jasmine, Amy, Aaron and Fik-Shun. Get those voting fingers ready, America!
8 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) | Nikita star Maggie Q joins the improv troupe for the evening.
9 pm The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) | Midseason finale: Jeffrey finally tells his parents that he is gay; Hanna accidentally reveals to Benny that Tony is his father.
9 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie convinces Teo to turn on one of his own, in the hopes of bringing Henry down.
10 pm Luther (BBC America) | Season 3 premiere: Detective Chief Inspector John Luther is back, and he’s got his hands full with a murder with similarities to a cold case from the ’80s, a dead scourge of the Internet and a new love interest.
10 pm Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO) | Season finale: As the pre-season draws to a close and the team preps to face the Indianapolis Colts, the coaches get ready to make final roster cuts. (Already renewed.)
11 pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) | Daddy’s home! Stewart returns to the satirical news show after a summer abroad.
11 pm Web Therapy (Showtime) | Friends reunion alert: Matt LeBlanc guest-stars as Nick Jericho, a gambler who’s a new client of Fiona’s.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1
6 am – 3 pm Arrested Development (IFC) | If you weren’t crazy about the Netflix episodes, may we suggest some original flavor Bluths this weekend? (Also airs Monday, 6:15 am – 5:15 pm.)
7 am – Noon Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning (History) | It turns out the legendary families are still squabbling in this reality series.
11 am – 2 am Monday Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network) | We told you there was more L&O!
1 – 6 pm Property Virgins (HGTV) | We see what you did there, including the word “virgins.” Nice try, HGTV.
1 – 10 pm Ray Donovan (Showtime) | Catch up on the first nine episodes of the new Showtime series.
4 – 11 pm Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN) | Queen O gives us an update on Hanson, Molly Ringwald, Columbine survivors, Mary Jo Buttafuoco and other memorable guests
8 pm – 1:50 am Tuesday The Bond Collection (Encore) | Bond, James Bond — all weekend long.
8 pm Foreclosed (Lifetime Movie Network) | When Jake (Desperate Housewives‘ James Denton) and Allison (Switched at Birth‘s Marlee Matlin) buy a foreclosed property in this made-for-TV pic, the house’s former owner (Ghost Whisperer‘s Jamie Kennedy) turns murderous in his attempts to retake his home.
9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | The models’ acting skills are tested (always a good time) when they shoot a fragrance commercial with a role-reversing twist.
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: Wo Fat returns as the team is tailed by a talk-show host (The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler) and her crew.
10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Season finale: Kiera confronts Alec while he’s finding out who Escher is. Will Alec change time to save the future? (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Cracked (Reelz) | Series premiere: This Canadian series – a blend of police procedural and medical drama – stars Stefanie von Pfetten as a psychiatrist who partners with the police department’s Psych Crimes Unit. Brooke Nevin (Breakout Kings), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) and Dayo Ade (The L.A. Complex) co-star.
10 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Comedienne (and, um, Friend of Matt Damon) Sarah Silverman, Adam DeVine (Workaholics) and Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) mess around with the guys.
11 pm Jon Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) | Missing the Daily Show fill-in host already? Watch him host sets by the very funny Dan Soder (Red Eye), Ron Funches (New Girl) and Mark Forward (The Rocker).
8 pm Motive (ABC) | Two-hour season finale: Flynn and Vega wrap the procedural’s freshman season with two cases: the murders of an executive assistant and a teen boy. Carly Pope (Popular) and Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1) guest-star. (Not yet renewed.)
9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco guest-judges one of her most favorite shows, in an episode where shoes inspire the contestants’ designs.
9 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Will Aaryn’s luck finally run out? (If so, how hard do you think Julie Chen will go there during the exit interview?) And as importantly, will the contestants break out of the unanimous evictions rut?
9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: Watch Nick do the panic moonwalk for the first time (all over again) on the morning after his (super smokin’ hot) hallway kiss with Jess.
9 pm Pawn Stars (History) | Back-to-back episodes: Before Rick & Co. go on hiatus for a while, the shop gets a new intern, and Rick and Chumlee check out a nearly mint 1969 Camaro Z28.
10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Andy and Swarek must cover for Marlo’s unprofessional conduct after a suspected pedophile is found severely beaten.
10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Season finale: David Giuntoli (Grimm), Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris), Emilie de Ravin (Once Upon a Time), Jerry Ferarra (Entourage), Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy) and Hoda Kotb (Today) play around in tonight’s season-ender.
10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Wilfred’s path to valor puts Ryan in danger.
8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | In the first half of a two-part episode, Joey tries to pass Mel off as his ex-wife at his Nona’s 99th birthday party.
9 pm The Unexplained Files (Science) | Series premiere: In 1978, a pilot and his aircraft disappeared from the skies above southern Australia. His last radio transmission: “The strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again. It is hovering, and it’s not an aircraft.” Creepy, right? If you’ve been jonesing for the goosebumps Unsolved Mysteries used to give you, check out this new, weekly examination of the weird.
10 pm FanAddicts! (Realz) | Series premiere: An appraiser helps a Harry Potter superfan sell some of his prized possessions — accio cash! — for a move to Los Angeles in the opener of this look at extreme pop culture junkies.
10 pm Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans (Velocity) | Miniseries premiere: Grey’s Anatomy hottie/racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey tackles the world’s oldest, most grueling automotive endurance race, France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
10 pm Surviving Evil (Investigation Discovery) | Series premiere: Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, The Lying Game) – who herself survived a near-fatal attack chronicled in tonight’s episode — hosts this series about victims who fought back against their attackers and survived.
10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling asks chefs to create dishes inspired by her favorite romantic comedies, while Yo Gabba Gabba is on hand to help the contestants win over some picky young eaters.
10 pm Top Shot All-Stars (History) | Season finale: A tunnel, barbed wire, mud and an AK-47 are involved in winnowing the final four to the season’s ultimate winner. (Not yet renewed.)
10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Victoria is stuck in the hospital on the day of her bachelorette trip, so Elka and Mamie bring Vegas to her. Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me) guest-stars.
11 pm The Soul Man (TV Land) | Season finale: Anthony Anderson (Law & Order) and Elise Neal (The Hughleys) appear in an episode that finds Boyce returning to his R&B roots to record a song. (Not yet renewed.)