White Collar

White Collar
9/8c USA
The drama kicks off its second season with all the intrigue and clever criminal schemes fans have come to expect. In the season opener, Peter and Neal try to protect New York's banks from a sophisticated thief known as the Architect, a crook who has successfully knocked off banks in several other cities. The duo's best-laid plans don't get off to a great start, however, when bank alarms across the city sound at the same time. — Brie Hearn

America's Got Talent
9/8c NBC
In the wake of the colorful preliminary-audition episodes and last week's tension-mounting Las Vegas installments, the sizzling summer competition show advances to the next step. Judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan have trimmed, tweaked and ultimately shaped the Top 48, and 12 acts from that coveted contingent return in the first of Season 5's live and lively performance shows based in Los Angeles. — Dean Maurer

The Hills
10/9 MTV
It's the end of an era as this groundbreaking reality series wraps up after six seasons of (un)scripted drama. Since the Laguna Beach spin-off debuted four years ago, the female leads — and some of their flames — have become bona fide celebrities, all while growing up or losing it (ahem, Heidi) before our very own eyes. Now it's time to say good-bye... for now. We're sure it won't be long till the next spin-off emerges. — Karen Andzejewicz

MLB All-Star Game
8/7c Fox
Four straight one-run losses may indicate the AL has no huge advantage tonight over their NL counterparts, but until the Senior Circuiters get that elusive "W," the AL's streak is going to be the story of this game. The National League lost only one game between 1963 and 1982, but the current streak (the NL's last win came in 1996) is the longest unbeaten run in All-Star history. AL hurlers dominated in last year's 4-3 victory, retiring 18 straight from the second to the eighth inning. — Dave Roeder

Covert Affairs
10/9c USA
Piper Perabo stars in USA's newest offering as the still-wet-behind-the-ears CIA trainee Annie Walker, who's unexpectedly promoted to field agent. Annie assumes her exceptional linguistics skills contributed to her rise through the ranks, but, of course, her über-secretive CIA bosses may have their own reasons. Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and Anne Dudek also star, and Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy joins the regular cast in next week's installment. — Brie Hearn

Deadliest Catch
9/8c Discovery
It's a clash of the Time Bandit titans as Mike and Scott both set their sights on the captain's chair. Elsewhere, Edgar Hansen schools his greenest deckhand on the hydros while Capt. Phil Harris struggles to stay alive, and bad weather checks in to remind us that this is still a show focused on crab fishing and the occupational hazards that go with the trade. — Michael Chant

World's Wackiest Game Shows
10/9c Travel
The Japanese have long been known for their outrageous game shows. After all, American gems like Wipeout, Hole in the Wall and Silent Library are all Japanese imports. But the rest of the world is catching up and creating their own wacky televised contests for cash and prizes. This new series spotlights the weirdest ones out there. — Karen Andzejewicz