The Mentalist The Mentalist

The Mentalist
10/9c CBS
The team needs Jane for his powers of observation, and he needs them for protection, because it's obvious that if Jane ever carried a gun, he'd probably shoot himself with it. Tonight, the team needs to do it all when Jane is kidnapped. Once they go through his cases, though, it's clear that there are a lot of people who have a reason to hurt Jane. — Bill Ecklund

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NBA Basketball
8/7c TNT
The exalted trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had all of three minutes of preseason playing experience together when they took the floor in Boston on opening night. That's about the best excuse out there for the Heat's 88-80 loss that assured the NBA would not see its first 82-0 regular season. The subsequent stretch of wins are a better indication of Miami's potential to unseat the Eastern Conference-champion Celtics, who bring their (aging) talents to South Beach tonight for an early-season rematch. — Roger Leister

Burn Notice

10/9c USA
Burn Notice is back from its summer hiatus, and Michael is a bit worse for the wear. Though he's recovering from being shot, he still has plenty to keep him occupied, especially when a revenge-crazed lawyer sets his sights on a local gang and hires a paranoid bomb-maker to do his bidding. Michael and company must find a way to stop him before innocent bystanders are caught in the crossfire. — Brie Hearn

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