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Project Runway
9/8c Lifetime
Last week, the clothiers took a boat tour and created resort attire. Ultimately, the challenge was smooth sailing for winner April, but the designers made waves when some continued to belittle Michael C.'s fashion ability and Ivy blamed colleague Michael D. for her own fashion miscues. Poison Ivy, indeed. As resentment likely lingers, the style trials continue. In this outing, the designers are hemmed in by the politics of fashion in a sportswear challenge. Actress January Jones is the guest judge. — Dean Maurer

The Fence

8/7c HBO
Illegal immigration is a polarizing subject in the U.S., and at 35 minutes, Rory Kennedy's 2010 documentary probably isn't long enough to offer many solutions. But what it can do, perhaps metaphorically, is offer a look at the impact of a 700-mile fence along the U.S. border with Mexico — one that stretches more than 2000 miles — and listen to border-patrol agents, ranchers, historians and even coyotes (the people who smuggle immigrants), who come down clearly on one side of the issue or the other. — Joe Friedrich

The Apprentice
9/8c NBC
Celebrity contestants are pushed aside in favor of average folks when Donald Trump's business-themed reality competition returns for a 10th season. Sixteen civilian contestants — each impacted by the wilted economy — arrive in New York City and begin their 13-week interview process, hoping to resuscitate their careers by winning employment with the Donald. It's an office face-off in the two-hour opener when the candidates create modern-day workspaces, but a fight, suspect leadership abilities and an office accident mar the task. — Dean Maurer

Atlantic City: The Original Sin City
9/8c HBO
The upcoming HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, which unfolds in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, begins on Sunday, but if you want a peek at what the famous seaside resort was really like, be sure to catch this companion documentary to the series. Using interviews with authors and historians, it explores the people and places that made it a mecca for entertainment, vacations and, of course, illegal activity during the 1920s. — Joe Friedrich

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
10/9c FX
Gay marriage might not be legal in Philadelphia, but that's not stopping Frank and Charlie from becoming "friends with benefits" (health benefits) in the sixth-season opener. Bells are ringing, too, for Dennis and his high-school flame, Maureen Ponderosa (Catherine Reitman), whose brother Bill (Lance Barber) was Dee's high-school flame. And where does that leave Mac? Fulminating against gay marriage: He's upset because his former transsexual lover (Brittany Daniel) has married another guy (Miller High Life pitchman Windell Middlebrooks), and he thinks that's gay. — Paul Droesch

The Squad: Prison Police
10/9c A&E
The first season concludes in a dramatic way with a manhunt. When an inmate escapes, the team mobilizes a massive search to find the fugitive before he can cross state lines. The search could also be a matter of life and death when the agents learn that the man is a spurned lover and that he could be seeking revenge. — Bill Ecklund

College Football
7:30/6:30c ESPN
A Big East-ACC clash kicks off the third week of college-football action as Cincinnati travels to Raleigh to meet North Carolina State. The memories of last year's Sugar Bowl season under Brian Kelly have faded for the Bearcats (1-1), as new coach Butch Jones and QB Zach Collaros try to tame N.C. State without looking ahead to next week's huge home date with Oklahoma. Tom O'Brien's Wolfpack (2-0), in search of their first winning season since 2005, look to win one for their conference after a nightmare weekend that saw all four ranked ACC teams go down, including Virginia Tech's stunning stumble against James Madison. — Roger Leister