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ORG XMIT: NYET176 In this image released by ABC, J.R. Martinez, right, and his partner Karina Smirnoff perform on the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)

Monday

"Dancing With the Stars" 7 p.m., ABC: The competitors hoof it to movie music. I'm hoping for a cha-cha to the theme from "Jaws."

"Terra Nova" 7 p.m., Fox: Dinosaurs and time-travelers from a dystopian future, I get, but a virus that causes memory loss and paranoia? That's just science fiction gibberish.

"Monday Night Football" 7:30 p.m., ESPN: The Bears take on the Lions in Detroit. Go, Bears!

"The War of 1812" 8 p.m., PBS: Reenactments and scholarly knowledge examine the War.

Tuesday

"Last Man Standing" 7 p.m., ABC: If the premiere of this awful Tim Allen sitcom throwback is any indication, it won't be the last show standing.

"Women, War and Peace" 9 p.m., PBS: Matt Damon narrates this five-part exploration of women's rights in war- and peace-time.

Wednesday

"H8R" 7 p.m., The CW: Levi Johnston faces his haters. Could this mark Sarah Palin's CW debut?

"Modern Family" 8 p.m., ABC: What could make this show even funnier? David Cross as an aggravating city councilman, that's what.

"Revenge" 9 p.m., ABC: Emily turns her vengeful sights from the rich folk what done her daddy wrong to a therapist who helped destroy her childhood.

Thursday

"Charlie's Angels" 7 p.m., ABC: This show is now remaking individual episodes of the original - tonight's outing, in which the angels are jailed in Cuba, is based on an episode from 1976.

"The Big Bang Theory" 7 p.m., CBS: "Star Trek" universe denizens Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner guest star.

"The Office" 8 p.m., CBS: The rejuvenated, Steve Carell-less series visits - wait for it - Schrute Farms, always a good sign.

"Independent Lens" 9 p.m., PBS: New host Mary Louise-Parker ("Weeds") introduces Season 13's premiere look at a troubled, Muslim-themed superhero comic book in "Wham! Bam! Islam."

Friday

"Ghost Adventures" 8 p.m., Travel: Personally, I think the Winchester house, explored tonight, really is haunted - by the 6,000 camera crews that have already explored it on these ghost shows.

Saturday

"Rules of Engagement" 7 p.m., CBS: A first-run, network sitcom on a Saturday night? If I were David Spade, I would be looking for a new job.

Sunday

"Sunday Night Football" 7:15 p.m., NBC: Bears vs. Vikings in Chicago. Go, Bears!

"Masterpiece Mystery" 8 p.m., PBS: "Harry Potter's" Jason Isaacs portrays Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie investigating murder and missing persons.

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