Smallville

Smallville
8/7c CW
Clark ought to know better than to make Lois aware that he's trying to protect her. But no. His efforts to steer her clear of the Vigilante Registrations Act story results in a declaration from Lois that she can take care of herself.  Of course, a flat tire on a lonely stretch of road has her doubting her own words as she finds herself in a dangerous pickle. — Rhoda Charles

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Dog Whisperer
8/7c National Geographic
Cesar Millan has rehabilitated hundreds of problem pooches over the years, but tonight's episode marks a first for the canine-counselor extraordinaire, who finds out whether his techniques will hold up in the wild when he works with three dogs that have been crossbred with wolves. He enlists the help of wolf expert Jennifer McCarthy to bring balance to three canine hybrids that have been running rampant through neighborhoods, destroying backyards and harassing other dogs. — Karen Andzejewicz

CSI: NY
9/8c CBS
Where's Supergirl when you need her? Helen Slater, who donned the red cape and tights as the superhero in the 1984 film, guest stars tonight as the mother of a kidnap victim. The kidnapper puts the missing boy's parents through hoops to find him, but the CSIs soon realize that he's doing so to manipulate crime scenes. The case begins with a badly decomposed body being discovered inside an abandoned car on a rooftop. — Tim Holland

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Primetime: What Would You Do?
9/8c ABC
Tragically, gay bullying has been in the news since the death of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi in September, and a bullying scenario is played out tonight by actors in real-life settings before real-life bystanders as ABC News' hidden-camera character test returns for its fourth season. Other scenarios include a high-school boy getting a lesson in more than schoolwork by the sexually aggressive older woman who's tutoring him; and a would-be recruit and an elderly veteran being harassed by antiwar demonstrators at a military-recruitment center. — Paul Droesch

What Not to Wear
9/8c TLC
Most people remember Mindy Cohn for her portrayal of Natalie Green on the 1980s sitcom Facts of Life. Now, the former child star is 44 and in dire need of a wardrobe intervention. So style mavens Stacy London and Clinton Kelly give Cohn a glam new look in the Season 8 opener, while helping her get rid of the frumpy, shapeless outfits that could easily land her on Hollywood's worst dressed list. — Karen Andzejewicz

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Blue Bloods
10/9c CBS
Fans of the Tom Selleck-Donnie Wahlberg drama should be happy to hear that the show was recently picked up by CBS for a full year. Tonight, the hit freshman series focuses on the deaths of three teens who die from a drug overdose linked to a particularly lethal narcotic. Danny works overtime to track down the deadly source before more victims are claimed by it. — Tim Holland

Sanctuary
10/9c Syfy
If your bank's checking fees and overdraft penalties haven't stressed you out, an Abnormal stashed in a safe deposit box might do the trick. Magnus and Co. try to make an unusual withdrawal, but it turns out that the critter already hatched, busted out and found a new hiding spot in a human host, which compels Kate to stage an armed robbery as a cover for the necessary quarantine. — Michael Chant