Pit Boss

Pit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet
Hard work should always be rewarded. Would that everyone had a boss as appreciative as Shorty, who takes his staff to Mexico for a little fun. The crew relaxes on the beach, goes shopping and enjoys a true Mexican fiesta, but before their escape is over, they get to reciprocate when the unexpected happens and Shorty finds himself in need of their support. — Rhoda Charles

Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words
11/10c Comedy Central
Ordinary comedians don't usually have routines that include haiku, statistics and how Shakespeare might write porn, but Bo Burnham is not an ordinary comedian. Not yet 20 years old when he performed this special in Boston at the House of Blues, the talented wordsmith tackles these topics and more with a signature rapid-fire delivery, and also accompanies himself on guitar and piano (and triangle!) for catchy tunes about irony, humor, feminism, Catholicism and men and women. — Joe Friedrich

Iconoclasts

9/8c Sundance
Hugh Jackman, a talented actor certainly not given to chewing the scenery, chews the fat with renowned master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The two, who happen to be neighbors and friends, discuss food, the cinema, family and the creative process, and also shop and prepare for a benefit dinner being given at Vongerichten's restaurant, ABC Kitchen, in New York City. Later, Jackman takes the chef to a boxing workout, where the actor is prepping for a film role. — Ray Stackhouse

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster

7/6c Cartoon Network
The cast of 2009's Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is back for another round of mystery and intrigue in tonight's live-action movie featuring a teenage Mystery Inc. gang. When Daphne lands her friends jobs at her uncle's country club, the group members think they're in for a great summer. But it's not long until they notice strange occurrences (mystical moonstones, a frog monster!) by the lake and decide to get to the bottom of the mystery. — Brie Hearn

NASCAR Racing
7:30/6:30c ABC
With six races to go, Jimmie Johnson's drive for five straight Sprint Cup championships pulls into one of his favorite locales, Charlotte Motor Speedway, for the Bank of America 500. Johnson thrives at Charlotte's 1.5-mile oval like Tiger Woods at Augusta National, with his No. 48 Chevy reaching victory lane a track-record-tying six times in just 18 Cup Series starts, the last coming in this event last year. Johnson's series lead is only 36 points over Denny Hamlin, while Kurt Busch sits 140 points back as he bids for a single-season Charlotte trifecta after taking the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 back in May. — Roger Leister

MLB Playoff
7:30/6:30c Fox
Tim Lincecum vs. Roy Halladay in Game 1 of the NLCS! It certainly sounds like tonight's contest in Philly between the Phillies and Giants could be one of those matchups you'll be reading about, or recalling you witnessed, many years down the road. In his divisional series appearance against Atlanta, the Giants' Lincecum gave up two hits and struck out 14. In his start against the Reds, Halladay came up a little short on the Ks (a mere eight); opting to be a bit stingier with the hits: He tossed the second no-hitter in postseason history. If you're one of those fans averse to pitching duels, you may want to skip this one. — Dave Roeder

Fantastic Mr. Fox
10/9c Cinemax
This Oscar-nominated animated adventure features the expressive voice of George Clooney as the title character, a wily vulpine scamp whose scheme to pilfer chickens from a trio of "the meanest, nastiest, ugliest farmers in the valley" triggers a battle between the farmers and a community of crafty critters. Other voice talent includes Meryl Streep, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. The delightful 2009 PG-rated film, which is based on a Roald Dahl novel, is directed by Wes Anderson, who cowrote the script and provides the voice of Weasel. — Ray Stackhouse