Modern Family, The Defenders, Cougar Town, and Undercovers

Season 2 premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

The Middle

Doris Roberts, a.k.a. series star Patricia Heaton’s former TV mother-in-law-from-hell, guest-stars as Brick’s (Atticus Shaffer) new, slightly judgemental teacher.

Series premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

Undercovers

Married ex-spies Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha Bloom (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) decide to get back into the thrills and spills of espionage after they’re called upon to track down their agent friend, Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre).

Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., ABC

Modern Family

Phil (Ty Burrell) agrees to get rid of the family’s old station wagon, Jay (Ed O’Neill) helps Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) build a princess castle for Lily, and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) plans a study date.

Season 12 premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

Law and Order: SVU

In the two-hour premiere, the team finds a missing 10-year-old girl in the custody of a man (guest star Henry Ian Cusick) who insists he did nothing wrong. He then agrees to help Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) with another case.

Season 2 premiere, 9:30 p.m., ABC

Cougar Town

Courteney Cox’s former Friend Jennifer Aniston guest-stars as Jules’ new psychiatrist, and the pair's seemingly instant bond makes Ellie (Christa Miller-Lawrence) jealous.

Series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

The Defenders

Nick (Jim Belushi) and Pete (Jerry O'Connell) are buddies and defense lawyers, doing right by the law-breaking citizens and visitors of Las Vegas. In the premiere, they meet their firm's new associate, who used to be an exotic dancer.

11:35 p.m., CBS

Late Show with David Letterman

The wait is over: Dave welcomes (back) Joaquin Phoenix.

Also on the airwaves...
Survivor, 8 p.m., CBS
Hell’s Kitchen, Season 8 premiere, FOX
America’s Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW
Better with You, Series premiere, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Criminal Minds, Season 6 premiere, 9 p.m., CBS
Hellcats, 9 p.m., CW
Top Chef reunion, 9 p.m., BRAVO
Man vs. Wild, 9 p.m., DSC
Man v. Food, 9 p.m., TRAVEL
The Whole Truth, Series premiere, 10 p.m., ABC
The Choir, 10 p.m., BBC America
Top Chef: Just Desserts, 10 p.m., BRAVO
Terriers, 10 p.m., FX
The Real World reunion, 10 p.m., MTV
LA Ink, 10 p.m., TLC
Tosh.0, 10:30 p.m., COMEDY

What are you watching tonight?


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Criminal Minds , law and order svu, real world reunion
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Modern Family, Undercovers
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the middle, better off with you, and cougar town...
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Terriers, The Defenders and Undercovers.
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ehhhhhh
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SVU, The Defenders, Hell's Kitchen, ANTM, Criminal Minds, Hellcats and I'm gonna try Undercovers, although I thought the teaser was a complete bore - everyone is just so darn enthousiastic...
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Modern Family!
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Modern Family, Terriers, The Whole Truth and the Defenders
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Undercovers, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Defenders, Letterman, Hellcats, Better With You, Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Whole Truth, Colbert and Stewart.
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Pretty light night compared with the last two. Undercovers, Criminal minds and maybe The Whole Truth just because i love Rob Morrow.
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Criminal minds and Cougar Town.
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ghost hunters & man v wild
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Undercovers, Modern Family, Letterman, Terriers
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Law and Order SVU, Undercovers and Modern Family.
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YAY, just the whole ABC night, THESE SHOWS ARE GREAT
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CRIMINAL MINDS!!!!!!!!!! So glad it's back!!! And maybe Undercovers...
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The Middle, Undercovers, Better With You, Hellcats, Cougar Town. Tosh.0. I HATE reality shows, wish they'd go away. still this Modern Family is overrated, ever thought it was funny
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Undercovers, Criminal Minds, The Defenders or The Whole Truth (haven't decided which one, yet), Ghost Hunters, Terriers
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Hell's Kitchen, SVU, Hellcats, Undercovers,etc.
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haha "You look just like my friend Rachel!" it's weird seeing those two act togther when they're not rachel and monica... it's like omg friends is on... ohh wait, where the hell are the rest of them??!
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yainer jose pertuz
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