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Dancing with the Stars
9/8c ABC
This results show is all about doubles: two music acts and two eliminations. Taylor Swift is in the house to sing her new single, "Jump Then Fall," as well as "Love Story." Also taking the stage are Cuban stars Tiempo Libre, performing "Tu Conga Bach." As for the eliminations, first to go are the couple with the lowest combined score. Then, the second- and third-lowest-scoring couples compete in a dance-off for the judges, with the judges' scores determining which couple must leave. — Jennifer Sankowski

Hip Hop Awards '09
8/7c BET
Comedian Mike Epps steps in as host of BET's fourth annual Hip Hop Awards show, which honors musicians in 15 categories, including the fan-selected People's Champ award. Ice Cube is this year's honoree for the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award, which recognizes artists who have made a significant impact on the genre. The star-studded event is also packed with a slew of musical performers, including Soulja Boy, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous and Ludacris. — Brie Hearn

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
8/7c ABC
Viewers get an extra treat during this one-hour presentation of the Charles Schulz Halloween classic. In addition to Chuck's unexpected party invite, Snoopy's duel with the Red Baron and Linus' preparation for the Great Pumpkin, the deal is sweetened with a bonus cartoon of Linus running for class president.

2009 Scream Awards
10/9c Spike
Fans of the next generation of vampires won't want to miss the fourth installment of the awards show saluting achievements in horror, sci-fi and fantasy, as cast members from Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries will be in attendance. In addition, Quentin Tarantino presents zombie-genre godfather George Romero with the Scream Mastermind Award, and The Big Bang Theory cast pay tribute to Battlestar Galactica. — Michael Chant

Monica: Still Standing
10/9c BET
BET follows one of its biggest events of the year, the Hip Hop Awards, with the premiere of this new reality series starring R&B singer Monica. After spending many years off the radar, Monica is back and quite busy. While trying to cope with the pressure of putting together her fifth studio album — the success of which could have a huge impact on her career — she's also raising two young sons and going through the construction process on a new home in Atlanta. — Brie Hearn

NBA Basketball
7:30/6:30c TNT
For the second straight season, the Cavaliers face Boston to tip off the NBA season. However, unlike last year, they don't have to stand around and watch the Celtics cram yet another championship banner into their rafters. Instead, Shaquille O'Neal makes his Cleveland debut for the Cavs, who hope to extend the home-team domination in this series to 20 consecutive games (playoffs included). — Brendan Curley