Private Practice, The Mentalist, and Jersey Shore

9 p.m., CBS


The team investigates the death of a call girl whose body was found in a dumpster. More (or significantly less) importantly, Carrot Top guest-stars as himself.

10 p.m., ABC

Private Practice

Addison’s mother (guest star JoBeth Williams) asks Addison (Kate Walsh) to help save her ailing partner (guest star Ann Cusack), Charlotte (Kadee Strickland) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein) do the nasty (or at least try to), and Violet (Amy Brenneman) debates whether she should publish a revealing personal memoir.

10 p.m., CBS

The Mentalist

The gang gets involved in the world of mixed martial arts as they investigate the death of a woman linked to a professional fighter. Whatever, as long as Simon Baker’s beautiful face remains scratch-free!

Season 3 premiere, 10 p.m., MTV

Jersey Shore

Angelina’s out, Deena’s in, and the rest of the crew is back in Seaside Heights to hit the gym, tan, do laundry, and sex each other up.

11 p.m., COMEDY

The Daily Show

Jon interviews comedian Patton Oswalt.

Also on the airwaves...
Wipeout, Season 4 premiere, 8 p.m., ABC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS
Million Dollar Money Drop, 8 p.m., FOX
$#*! My Dad Says, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Grey’s Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 10 p.m., BRAVO
Ace of Cakes, Season 10 premiere, 10 p.m., FOOD
NBA Basketball: Nuggets v. Kings, Thunder v. Mavericks Bowl: Miami Ohio v. Middle Tennessee State
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Northwestern v. Illinois, St. Mary’s v. Loyola Marymount, Xavier v. Cincinnati, Villanova v. South Florida

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