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Top Chef: Washington, D.C.
9/8c Bravo
The culinary competition series rocks the vote when it relocates to Washington, D.C., for its seventh season. A town marked by its fiery divisive politics gets hotter when 17 new food fighters square off in heats for top-chef honors and a $125,000 prize. In the opener, the chefs must prepare food fare that best represents themselves and their home region, plating their meals at the National Cherry Blossom festival. While one contestant will flower to a win, another will wilt and fade away. Series incumbents Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons return in their usual roles, while chef Eric Ripert serves as a new series judge. — Dean Maurer

TV's Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center for Media Special

8/7c CBS
The 30 most surprising moments in the history of television, chosen by select viewers, are counted down by host Jeff Probst. Among the shows represented are I Love Lucy, The Sopranos, American Idol and NCIS. Two already revealed shockers are Bobby Ewing's shower scene on Dallas and Dr. George O'Malley's unexpected death on Grey's Anatomy. The memorable moments are commented on by the stars and producers who were involved, including Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres, Howie Mandel, Arsenio Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Julie Chen and Regis Philbin. — Tim Holland

Hot in Cleveland
10/9c TV Land
Cleveland rocks again as the setting for TV Land's first original sitcom with a cast of genre all-stars. Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Frasier) and Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) play middle-aged Los Angelenos who, after their Paris-bound plane makes an emergency landing in Ohio, decide to stick around when the local men think these cougars are the cat's meow. They even find the purr-fect place to live, but clash with the house's cantankerous caretaker (Betty White). — Joe Friedrich

In Plain Sight
10/9c USA
Mary helps a homeless man who uncovered a bomb plot adapt to life in WITSEC, which also means working on his appearance so he'll be a viable resource on the stand. And as if that weren't a big enough challenge, Mary also agrees to help the man look for his birth parents. When they're located, Mary realizes she may have a whole new set of problems on her hands. — Brie Hearn

30 for 30
10/9c ESPN
One of the most surreal days and nights of our lifetimes gets a unique documentary treatment by director Brett Morgen in "June 17, 1994." Yep, time to hop into the white Bronco time machine to relive the day of the O.J. Simpson car chase. This being ESPN's 30th anniversary series, Morgen brings to light the wide array of sports events that were forever obscured by helicopter coverage of the L.A. freeways and, eventually, a Brentwood driveway. New Yorkers may recall the Rangers' Stanley Cup victory parade and the Knicks-Rockets NBA Finals, while golf and soccer fans remember being diverted from Arnold Palmer's last U.S. Open and the first U.S.-hosted World Cup. — Roger Leister

Fabulous Beekman Boys
9/8c Planet Green
Taking a page from Green Acres, city slickers Dr. Brent Ridge and his partner, I'm Not Myself These Days author Josh Kilmer-Purcell, buy a farm in Upstate New York in a bid to launch an organic lifestyle brand. Tune in for the series premiere to see how these two fish-out-of-water adapt to rural living. — Michael Chant

Mythbusters Top 25 Moments
9/8c Discovery
If there's a testament to the seemingly endless gullibility of the human race, it must be the fact that this show has been on the air for seven years now. Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant take a trip down their myth-busting memory lane and pare down their myriad experiences to their Top 25 moments for this retrospective. — Michael Chant