Leverage

Leverage
9/8c TNT
The schemes and scams draw to a close in tonight's summer finale. (No worries, Leverage lovers: The series has been renewed for a fourth season, to follow this one, which resumes in December.) The shakedown is on when Nate Ford's scheme team work to defeat a rogue financier who has reputed ties to their top prize — top-level evildoer and International Man of Misery Damien Moreau. The game plan to locate and squash Moreau involves a faux-murder frame-up, with Parker moving to the forefront of the mission...but beware, there could be an unfortunate turn of events. Jonathan Frakes, he of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, directed the episode. — Dean Maurer

All American Handyman

9/8c HGTV
HGTV's latest competition series takes on the handyman set as 20 hopefuls compete for a $10,000 prize package and a development deal with the network. Pros Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray are the resident judges for the challenges and are joined each week by a guest judge. In tonight's premiere, the pack is slashed in half as 10 finalists are chosen after a freestyle building challenge. — Brie Hearn

9/11: After the Towers Fell
9/8c Discovery
It's hard to believe that nine years have passed since the event that launched two wars and has helped define a generation happened. If there's someone in your household who may have been a little too young to really understand what happened on 9/11, this look at rescue efforts conducted at Ground Zero could serve as a good history lesson. For the rest of us, hopefully, it'll be a reminder that, as Americans, we still have it in us to come together for a greater good. — Michael Chant

Mel B: It's a Scary World
9/8c Style
Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice of the Spice Girls) enters the latest phase of a career that has included stints as a pop singer, dancer, actress and TV host, not to mention a tabloid staple, with her own reality series. The show chronicles Mel B's hectic life with husband Stephen Belafonte and her daughters Phoenix and Angel. On tonight's opener, Mel considers an opportunity to sing with the Pussycat Dolls and questions whether she should attend the Shrek Forever After premiere since the film's star, Eddie Murphy who is Angel's father, will be there. — Tim Holland

Jerry Lewis Telethon
9/8c Syndicated
There was a time when Jerry Lewis didn't give it his all for "my kids" on Labor Day weekend, but most Americans can't remember it. (This is Lewis' 45th go-round on his fund-raiser for muscular-dystrophy research, and the median age in the U.S. is 36.7.) In any event, he's back again in Las Vegas, joined by such old friends as cohosts Jann Carl, Nancy O'Dell, Tony Orlando, Alison Sweeney and Ace Young. Music acts include David Archuleta, Enrique Iglesias, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Manilow, John Ondrasik, OneRepublic and War, and the comedy lineup ranges (alphabetically) from Charlie Callas to Bob Zany. — Paul Droesch

Freaky Eaters
10/9c TLC
This eye-opening documentary series profiles people with strange obsessions to certain foods. They work with a psychotherapist and a nutrition specialist to get to the root of their compulsive behavior and improve their diets and overall well-being. In the premiere, an intervention is staged for a 34-year-old diabetic who has a dangerous addiction to cheeseburgers that could end up costing him his life if he doesn't make a change soon. — Karen Andzejewicz

Mad Men
10/9c AMC
In the flush of Don's Clio Award, the Oscar of the advertising world, another important deadline looms at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. As if the agency doesn't already deal with its share of emotional baggage, they now have to take care of the real deal. A big account with Samsonite is on the table, and since there's a lot of lucre in luggage, it's a priority. Elsewhere, the firm scores tickets for the Sonny Liston-Cassius Clay heavyweight bout, and all agree that Clay "would make one helluva ad man." — Ray Stackhouse