Kids Choice Awards, Jonas Brothers

Teen Choice 2009
8/7c Fox
Surf's up! Actually, those coveted Teen Choice surfboards are up for grabs again tonight at the 11th annual awards gala, and the biggest buzz this year is for movies: Twilight leads the nominations pack with 12 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year weighs in with 10. Miley Cyrus and the series Gossip Girl also have 10 apiece, while this year's hosts, the Jonas Brothers, have nine. Incidentally, Cyrus and the Jonases perform, and the "Ultimate Choice Award" goes to...Britney Spears. — Paul Droesch

Lords of the Revolution
8/7c VH1
This series that profiles unforgettable movers and shakers from the '60s and '70s starts with a man known to himself and others as "the Greatest," heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali. Archival clips and photos and first-hand accounts, including comments from boxer George Foreman, tell the story of the man who influenced a generation with his dazzling boxing technique, conversion to Islam, radical politics (notably his refusal to fight in Vietnam) and his undeniable charisma. Others who left their marks slated for profiles this week: Cheech and Chong, the Black Panthers, Timothy Leary and Andy Warhol. — Fred Mitchell

The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
9/8c HBO
F. Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts in American lives, but the Jazz Age writer never met Marion Barry, the four-term Washington, D.C., mayor who was elected the last time after going to jail on drug-related charges. But as this 2009 documentary shows, Barry has always been a lightning rod for controversy, and it follows his 2004 campaign for a spot on D.C.'s council while reviewing his transformation from a fiery civil-rights activist in the 1960s to a rising star among black politicians in the 1970s. — Joe Friedrich

Raising the Bar
10/9c TNT
Steven Bochco's legal drama continues to lay down the law as it gets deep into its second season. Bobbi holds court tonight, advocating for a woman charged with smuggling drugs...but the involvement of Michelle's cop boyfriend leads to questions and raises eyebrows. Elsewhere, Jerry spiels to seal a better deal for his client, setting up a battle of wills and wiles with talented prosecutor Marcus McGrath. — Dean Maurer

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
10/9c Bravo
Kathy's sassy celeb-reality series closes its fifth season, and Kathy's taking it to the streets tonight. Her long-and-winding road to A-list bliss kicks into gear when she delights in news that she's going to receive her own star on the Walk of Fame. But destiny walks all over her, as the honor comes with a catch and a twist. Later, Kathy keeps company with Suzanne Somers, and calls on Barry Manilow to attend her Walk of Fame ceremony. Manilow writes the songs, but will Kathy have to write him off as a guest? — Dean Maurer