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Lie to Me
8 pm/ET Fox
Richard Burgi's longtime Desperate Housewives character, Karl Mayer, might have been killed off last season, but life in Hollywood goes on for Burgi, who turns up here as the governor of Virginia. Life goes on for the governor, at any rate, but not for the young woman who dies at one of his campaign rallies. Was it simply a botched assassination attempt? Cal suspects maybe not. Sheryl Lee plays the governor's wife, Janet. — Paul Droesch

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
8 pm/ET ABC
Ali has rejected (or been rejected by) 23 of the 25 guys who began this run for the roses in May, and 14 of them are on hand tonight to grill her and grapple with each other. Justin, the "entertainment wrestler" with two girlfriends in Toronto, isn't among them, but don't be surprised if his name comes up. And Frank, who left her for his Chicago gal last week, is certain to be a hot topic as well. Ali has taken her lumps in recent weeks, but she'll get to make the final choice (Chris L.? Roberto?) next week. — Paul Droesch

Rizzoli & Isles
10 pm/ET TNT
Boston's gal-pal crime fighters, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, handle a devil of a case. They probe a young boy's puzzling death, leading them to suspect he may have died during an attempted exorcism. It's a head-turning case, indeed, especially when Jane may have to decipher a message from beyond the grave to solve the case. Meanwhile, Jane's overprotective mother (Lorraine Bracco) plays Cupid and arranges a surprise date for her daughter. Donnie Wahlberg guest stars. — Dean Maurer

Secret Life of the American Teenager
8 pm/ET ABC Family
Normally on this show, you can catch one member of Tony Soprano's old crew (Sopranos vet Steve Schirripa plays Ben's dad), but now you can see two former Jersey wise guys when Michael Imperioli guest stars as Adrian's ob-gyn. In addition to getting medical support, Adrian gets an offer of friendship from an unlikely source: Amy, who just last week learned of Adrian's pregnancy. To say that Amy did not take the news well is an understatement, but she certainly can empathize with Adrian. — Jennifer Sankowski

Cake Boss
9 pm/ET TLC
Baker extraordinaire Buddy Valastro takes a trip down memory lane when he returns to his birthplace of Little Ferry, N.J., to be presented with a key to the city. Fortunately, he won't have a long commute, since it's only about 20 minutes from his Hoboken bakery. That leaves him plenty of time to work on this week's featured cake: a retro confection ordered by a 1980s tribute band. — Karen Andzejewicz

Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
9 pm/ET HBO
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has made her bones with lighthearted political documentaries such as Journeys With George, but she turns her camera on a more serious subject in this 2010 profile of kids whose parents are members of the working poor in California. Surviving week-to-week, mostly in motels in the shadow of Disneyland, they go to a special school for transient children while their folks often work two jobs but can't afford to rent or buy a home. — Joe Friedrich

Two and a Half Men (repeat)
9 pm/ET CBS
Emmy winner Jon Cryer reunited with Annie Potts, who starred with him in the 1986 classic film Pretty in Pink, when she guest starred as Lenore, Judith's inebriated mother. In this October repeat, Alan pulls double duty when he ends up looking after Lenore, too, while taking care of Judith's baby. Meanwhile, Jake blackmails Charlie with an incriminating photo. — Bill Ecklund