“Burn Notice” (9 p.m., USA). Michael has to protect a friend of Sam’s. Problem is, the friend is in prison.
“Boston Med” (10 p.m., ABC). In the season finale, a surgical team performs a face transplant. Dude. (Dude!) A freakin’ face transplant. On second thought, maybe I don’t want to watch this. If you’re not squeamish though, this should be fascinating.
“Project Runway” (9 p.m., Lifetime). The designers have to create “unconventional” outfits. I’m not sure how that’s different than any other episode, but OK.
“The Universe” (9 p.m., History). How solar magnetic storms could wreak havoc on the Earth. Or, Scenario No. 4,337 how our civilization will collapse.
“Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” (9 p.m., BBC America). He’s so much less obnoxious and more fun to watch on BBC shows (seriously, compare and contrast the tough-love British “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” to Fox’s shout-fest “Kitchen Nightmares”). In this “new” show (new to U.S. viewers), he travels to India for great food, scenery and meditation (ha!).
“Jersey Shore” (10 p.m., MTV). The fellas go creepin’ and – I’m just guessing here – JWoW wants to kick somone’s butt.
“Futurama” (10 p.m., Comedy Central). A robot planet puts evolution to the test. Wait, didn’t they already do this episode, set on Bender’s body floating though space? Hmmmm.
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Raiders vs. Cowboys (6 p.m., KICU Ch. 36). It’s the first exhibition game of the season. The Raiders should be better this year under new quarterback Jason Campbell, but unless you’re a frighteningly hardcore fan, don’t bother watching past the first quarter or so. The second halves of preseason football games are among the most boring, meaningless pastimes known to man.
“Man vs. Fish with Matt Watson” (9 p.m., Discovery). No! No no no! We already have “Man vs. Wild,” “Man vs. Food,” “Man Shops Globe,” “Shaq vs.” . . . I declare an end to shows with “Man” or “vs.” in their title. We have to take a stand against lazy titles.
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