8 pm American Music Awards (ABC) | Adele leads with four nominations going in, while Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry have three each. Performers for the night include Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Donning only a Speedo for their Detour task, the Racers get in touch with their inner exhibitionists. Coincidentally, I am wearing only a Speedo as I type today’s column. (Overshare?)
8 pm America in Primetime (PBS) | The four-part series concludes with a look at TV heroes who confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice — from Andy Sipowicz and Dana Scully to Jack Bauer, Dexter Morgan and Dr. Gregory House.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Lisa is disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the “tween lit” industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters, while Homer decides to cash in on the craze.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | When Glenn (poor Glenn) lets slip one of the two big secrets he’s been entrusted with, it results in a heated debate and an impulsive act; a bit of zombie-blastin’ manages to serve as foreplay for two of the survivors.
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm; Eli’s confidence is shaken by a rival spinmeister (guest star Amy Sedaris); Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) returns as Wendy Scott-Carr.
9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | In Belfast, Nucky and Owen make IRA leaders a barter proposition. Meanwhile, Jimmy and his partners broker a deal with George Remus.
9 pm Woody Allen: A Documentary (PBS) | Filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend for over a year and a half to create what PBS calls “the ultimate film biography.”
10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to find him; Brody chases down a mystery man who reveals a shocking truth behind those eight long years in captivity.
10 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Cullen’s search for the sergeant who strangled his wife is diverted by an unexpected obstacle; Durant organizes a search party to find the missing widow Lily Bell. Or at least the maps she’s lugging. Yeah, he just cares about the maps.
10:30 pm How to Make It in America (HBO) | Ben looks to stitch CRISP back together; Rachel gets advice from Edie.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!