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Law & Order: Los Angeles
10/9c NBC
Continuing the ripped-from-the-headlines theme that made the Law & Order franchise successful, the series premiere has Dets. Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) probing robberies committed at the homes of young celebrities in a plot echoing the real-life "Bling Ring" thieves who stole items from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. — Michael Chant

Survivor: Nicaragua

8/7c CBS
The La Flor tribe is a mess, as evidenced by last week's contentious tribal council, and tonight short-tempered NaOnka continues to ruffle feathers by getting into a confrontation with Kelly B. But the younger team does have an advantage. Since Espada used the Medallion of Power in the last challenge, La Flor now has the opportunity to put it in play tonight and gain the critical benefit that propelled Espada to victory last week. And if the older tribe loses, shaky Holly is high on the list to see her torch snuffed. — Tim Holland

Better with You
8:30/7:30c ABC
Things are heating up on the fledgling sitcom as Mia becomes alarmed when she and Casey go house hunting and he starts blowing smoke about buying an old, run-down firehouse. Now if the owners sweeten the deal with a Dalmatian...who knows? Meanwhile, already-retired Vicky is in the middle of a slow simmer as recently retired Joel starts working on her last nerve when he has trouble keeping himself occupied around the house. — Ray Stackhouse

Criminal Minds
9/8c CBS
Fans of the series have known that A.J. Cook will no longer be in the popular crime drama, and tonight she has her swan song. The writers have given her character, media liaison Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, some closure. In the season opener, it was her from-the-heart speech to Tim Curry's "Prince of Darkness" serial killer that saved a girl's life. Tonight, she takes center stage again — and has a final bow — as she tries to reunite a family with their missing daughter. — Bill Ecklund

Baseball: The Tenth Inning

8/7c PBS
It's the bottom of the 10th, and Ken Burns closes out his remarkable documentary about baseball's enduring appeal despite its many problems. Highlights include the game's ability to bring the country together following the 9/11 attacks and profiles of such stars as Pedro Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki and (yes, even more) Barry Bonds. Also featured: some thought-provoking commentary from famous writers and fans, and an assortment of the most amazing plays from the last 16 years. And, as Burns is a Red Sox fan, you can expect the Sox-Yankees rivalry and Boston's long-awaited World Series success. — Dave Roeder

Top Chef: Just Desserts
10/9c Bravo
In its first two episodes, the dessert-preparation competition series tasked the pastry chefs to whip up chocolate fare and sweet delicacies inspired by cocktails. But this contest about sweets has turned sour due to squabbling, meltdowns and tension. We turn to tonight's installment, which takes a cue from TV's popular Glee series and finds the remaining contestants trying to make the grade in a school-themed test. Here, they compete in a bake sale to raise funds for a high-school pep squad and glee club. Pastry chef Sylvia Weinstock appears as a guest judge. — Dean Maurer

10/9c FX
If you have been following this promising new detective show, you know that the convoluted case involving shady developer Robert Lindus (Christopher Cousins) is constantly bubbling just under the surface, no matter what Hank and Britt (especially Hank) are doing. It erupts in a major way tonight, when they're hired to steal $250,000 from a wall safe in one of Lindus's offices — by the imprisoned Lindus himself. Meanwhile, Hank (Donal Logue) discovers that his brilliant, emotionally unstable sister Steph (Karina Logue, Donal's sister) has been living in his attic unbeknownst to him. — Paul Droesch