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Grey's Anatomy
9/8c ABC
Last May's shooting rampage took the lives of Reed and Percy, but Alex and Derek survived, so as Season 7 begins, the hot-doc core (minus Izzie) is intact, if shaken. So shaken that the services of a trauma counselor (James Tupper) are necessary. He'll decide when and if staffers can return to work. We do know, though, that Derek is walking away from the position of chief. (Welcome back, Richard!) We also know (or think we do) that Arizona and Callie and Alex and Lexie are solid. And as for Owen and Cristina: What's this we hear about wedding plans? — Paul Droesch

My Generation
8/7c ABC
High-school reunions can be fun, awkward and surprising. Now imagine that reunion being captured by a documentary filmmaker who also recorded you and your classmates 10 years ago, when you were wide-eyed graduating seniors. That's the premise of this new drama premiering tonight. Among those being revisited are the beauty queen who didn't become a star, the brain who works in politics and the overachiever who became a surfer dude — and just now learns that he fathered a child with his prom date. — Jennifer Sankowski

30 Rock
8:30/7:30c NBC
The lean, keen sitcom returns for a new season, a fifth cycle that comes complete with the usual galaxy of guest stars and fun mayhem. (Matt Damon, Paul Giamatti, Rob Reiner and Queen Latifah are among those appearing this season, and a special live telecast is slated for Oct.14.) Liz Lemon's love life has historically been sour, yet this Lemon's got a new squeeze — sightly pilot Carol (Damon). Will the romance take flight? Jack interferes, as is his nature, to make sure it does. Meanwhile, Avery (Elizabeth Banks) revamps Jack's apartment; Tracy copes with Kenneth's termination as NBC page; and Jenna emerges as a new TGS producer. — Dean Maurer

$#*! My Dad Says
8:30/7:30c CBS
He's been a Starfleet captain, upheld the law as a cop named T.J. Hooker, penned novels, spoofed himself on TV commercials, hosted Rescue 911 and played an eccentric lawyer for David E. Kelly — what could possibly be left for William Shatner to do? If this sitcom's premiere is any indicator, the answer is "channel Archie Bunker." Shatner stars as the dad in this series based on Justin Halpern's popular Twitter feed. — Michael Chant

9/8c Fox
Now that we know quite a bit about Olivia Dunham, it's easy to see she's a creature of habit and likes to be in control of her surroundings. So when she was stuck "over there" and taken prisoner at the end of last season, it would be an understatement to call it unsettling. Now, as we pick up where we left off in the third-season premiere, a desperate Olivia makes it her mission to find a way home, before she loses what's left of her mind — which is exactly what "Walternate" wants. — Joe Friedrich

Project Runway
9/8c Lifetime
The thread of Season 8 episodes continues to unspool, complete with the usual tangling couture dramas. Tonight, it seemingly even gets to customarily unflappable mentor Tim Gunn. ("Even I'm shaking over this," he says at one point.) Evidently, heightened drama surrounds contestant Valerie and tonight's unprecedented reward — one of the biggest in Runway history — has the clothiers on extremely sharp pins and needles. Now minus the humorous Michael D., who was ousted last week due to his "unfortunate mismatch," the still-standing designers must make it work by creating a high-fashion look. — Dean Maurer

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
9/8c CBS
Season 10 concluded with Ray (Laurence Fishburne) being brutally stabbed by serial killer Nate Haskell. In the 11th-season premiere, Ray fights for his life in a hospital while his fellow CSIs attend a funeral that suddenly turns deadly. But for many fans, young ones especially, the biggest reason to tune in is to see teen singing sensation Justin Bieber make his acting debut. He plays a troubled kid trying to protect his brother, who is responsible for a series of bombings. — Tim Holland