What to Watch: NFL Kick-Off, Carrie Preston's Royal Visit, a Suburgatory Showdown and More

On TV this Wednesday: Are you ready for some Football Night in America? Plus, a Bloody-good guest star endures some Royal Pains, Suburgatory replays a memorable sorority showdown and The Soul Man might soon be a soul dad. Here are 10 programs to watch out for tonight.

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7:30 pm Football Night in America (NBC) | No Doubt and Mariah Carey perform (is it the late 1990s?) at this kick-off to the football season, leading into the Cowboys vs. Giants game at 8:30.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 6: Will this be the week that whatever mojo Cyrus is working on the judges – and America – wears off?

8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | Repeat to Revisit: Dallas invites her sorority sisters to celebrate A Cup of Crystals’ opening, but her rival Tulsa (guest star Robin Givens) crashes the bash.

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9 pm Damages (DirecTV) | In the final season’s penultimate hour, titled “I Like Your Chair,” McClaren’s latest leak thrusts Ellen into the spotlight.

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife) plays a romance novelist who – like her college-bound daughter – suffers a mysterious illness that Hank must treat. Rosanna Arquette also guest-stars, as a woman who travels to the Hamptons to find her family.

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10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Sugar Ray Leonard guest-judges a boxing-themed episode in which the chefs battle it out in the ring. (But probably not, you know, actually knock each other down.)

10 pm Dirty Jobs Down Under (Discovery) | What’s worse than having to catch crocodiles in Australia’s Adelaide River? Having to catch crocodiles in Australia’s Adelaide River… and then pump their stomachs to study their vomit.

10 pm Restaurant Stakeout (Food Network) | A Montclair, N.J. eatery is losing customers, so the owner invites Willie in to figure out what the staff is doing wrong when he’s not around.

10 pm The Soul Man (TV Land) | Season 1 finale: Things take an unexpected turn when Boyce counsels Barton and his ex-wife (Grey’s Anatomy’s Loretta Devine). In other news, might Boyce and Lolli welcome a soul baby next season?

10:30 pm The Exes (TV Land) | Season 2 finale: The gang crashes a party on Phil’s boss’ yacht, and Eden goes into labor.

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions. 

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  1. madbengalsfan85 says:

    Finally, football is BACK!!!!!

  2. Liz says:

    Go Giants!!!

  3. Jessica says:

    Ugh, freaking Cyrus. I cannot for the life of me see what people are voting for. I am still sooo bummed that Will is gone.

    • T.T says:

      theres one every season. If you recall Evan the broadway guy who made it to f4 even though he was horrible or phillip chbeeb even though he didn’t make it far he made it further than he should’ve.

  4. Velvet says:

    Royal Pains
    Ghost Hunters
    Dirty Jobs Down Under

  5. em says:

    I’ll catch the football game after I watch some baseball and Big Brother.

  6. G says:

    Big Brother, NFL.

  7. Renee says:

    FOOTBALL!!! Finally. This off season has felt twice as long as usual.

  8. ollie says:

    i doubt cyrus will be the one to go though he should . him over wil who can dance boggles the mind.

  9. Justin says:

    Royal Pains for me tonight. I’ll catch the football results on ESPN.