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No Ordinary Family
8/7c ABC
Dysfunctional families will try anything to become close again: Sunday dinners; TV hour; or even therapy. For the Powells, it's a simple matter of harnessing their respective superpowers. Of course, for Jim (Michael Chiklis), Stephanie (Julie Benz) and their two teenage kids, it takes a plane crash in the Amazon for these abilities to kick in, and in tonight's sci-fi drama series premiere, police sketch-artist Jim tests the limits of his immense strength, while his scientist wife measures her amazing speed. — Joe Friedrich

Inside the Actors Studio

8/7c Bravo
On hiatus since May, James Lipton's enduring interview series storms back to the airwaves with a freshly minted episode, and the results should be golden. Taking the interview hot seat is golden-girl Betty White, the entertainment world's 88-year-old "it girl." White is white hot, a grand dame who somehow manages to blend sweet grandmotherly humility with girl-gone-wild naughtiness, and whose universally praised hosting turn on Saturday Night Live in May further cemented her career renaissance. Tonight, this star of TV's The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show discusses her decades-long career as a comic actress. — Dean Maurer

8/7c Fox
It seems that Brittany (new regular Heather Morris) and Britney have ties that go beyond their similar first names, and you can find out what they are tonight, when the glee kids pester Will into letting them perform Brit's hits, including "Toxic," "...Baby One More Time" and "Me Against the Music." As for Spears herself, she has a cameo. Meanwhile, Emma's crush on Will might be a thing of the past: She's interested in a new guy, a dentist named Carl Howell (John Stamos), and whaddaya know, Will's feeling jealous. — Paul Droesch

Baseball: The Tenth Inning
8/7c PBS
Most baseball fans grow up with the game, so a great deal of its appeal is its history. Those who enjoyed Ken Burns' 1994 series — airing during a baseball strike, it still stands as PBS' most-watched program — got the chance to hear stories and see players that their fathers, and even grandfathers, enjoyed. Now, a current generation of fans can relive their own links with the sport in this two-part documentary that covers the last 16 years. Topics recalled tonight include Cal Ripken Jr.; international players; performance-enhancing drugs; the 1994 strike; and a lot of Barry Bonds. — Dave Roeder

Stargate Universe
9/8c Syfy
When we last saw our heroes, the Lucian Alliance made a play for Destiny that left the villains with the upper hand. How are they going to get out of this predicament? Leave it to the ethically challenged Dr. Rush to come up with a crazy, dangerous plan to retake the ship. Robert Knepper (Prison Break) and Julie McNiven (Mad Men) help kick off the series' second season. — Michael Chant

Running Wilde
9:30/8:30c Fox
Week 2 of this new comedy starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell finds Emmy and her daughter, Puddle, now settled into life back in the States. But they're not the only ones who have left the jungle: Emmy's fiancé, Andy (David Cross), follows her to New York and shows up at Steve's estate. And his timing couldn't be worse, as Steve was just about to take Emmy and Puddle away on a vacation. Andy's presence, however, throws a wrench in those plans. — Jennifer Sankowski

The Good Wife
10/9c CBS
At the end of the drama's hit freshman season, Alicia was confronted with a life-altering decision. She could choose to stand by her husband Peter as he again runs for political office or break away from her rocky marriage and pursue a romantic relationship with her boss Will. Either way, tonight's second-season premiere promises plenty of drama, not only on the relational front but also on the legal one. Cash-strapped Lockhart & Gardner will merge with a D.C. law firm, which will provide plenty of sparks for the sophomore year. — Tim Holland