The Amazing Race

Amazing Race 17
8/7c CBS
The six remaining teams fly from Russia to Oman, where several surprises await them. But perhaps the biggest shock happens to Stephanie. During the leg, her boyfriend Chad proposes to her. As for the race itself, the pairs dangle from a rock mountain and try to avoid deadly mistakes like the one that proved "fatal" to father-son team Michael and Kevin Wu last week when they failed to correctly read a clue. — Tim Holland

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Betty White: America's Golden Girl
8/7c TV Guide Network
Some say it's tough for women over 40 to find work in Hollywood. And then there's Betty White, who's bucking that trend in a major way at age 88. Turn on the TV and you can find her almost anywhere: playing football in TV commercials, starring in the sitcom Hot in Cleveland and hosting Saturday Night Live. This special looks at her life and career, including her marriage to game-show host Allen Ludden, her days on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, and her current work. — Jennifer Sankowski

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
8/7c ABC
In early May, 2010, 13 inches of rain fell in two days on Antioch, Tenn., and the Lighthouse Christian School was destroyed. The school received national attention when heartbreaking footage of one of its buildings floating down the road was shown on the TV news. Ty and his team came to the rescue and rebuilt the school, with help from LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman portrayed by Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.  — Fred Mitchell

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Sunday Night Football
8:15/7:15c NBC
It's a battle of prime-time mainstays as the Patriots visit the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Pats have been dominating in this battle of the AFC elite of late, winning six of the last eight meetings, including four of five at Heinz Field. To make it five of six, they're going to have to shore up their rushing defense: In last weekend's humiliating loss to Cleveland, Pat defenders allowed Peyton Hillis to romp for 184 yards. That's more than three times what the Steelers allow on average per game (an NFL best 58 per). — Dave Roeder

Sarah Palin's Alaska
9/8c TLC
America's most famous hockey mom shows off the state she's proud to call home in this new series, which is part reality fare, part travelogue, documenting the former governor of Alaska's family life at home in Wasilla along with her explorations of America's "Last Frontier." In the opener, Sarah and Todd Palin go salmon fishing with their daughter, Piper, in Alaska bear country. They're not alone, though. Before long, a brown bear and her hungry cubs join in on the fun. Later, Sarah and Todd take on a challenging peak in Denali National Park. — Karen A. Kelty

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Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize
9/8c PBS
SNL vet and 30 Rock star Tina Fey follows in the footprints of such comedic greats as George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor and Lily Tomlin when she's honored with the 13th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Among the celebs slated to fete her are Martin and Michaels, as well as Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan and Amy Poehler. — Jeff Gemmill

Bored to Death
10/9c HBO
The success of Ray's comic book has taken some of the sting out of his breakup with Leah by lining his pockets with gin-and-tonic money and winning him legions of fans. But in tonight's second-season finale, it also attracts unwanted attention from a demented stalker, who terrorizes Ray on the eve of the Brooklyn Comic Con. Meanwhile, a cover mock-up may be the last straw for George at the magazine, and Jonathan is forced to defend himself from Louis Greene's accusations at a job interview. — Joe Friedrich