“Futurama” (10 p.m., Comedy Central). Leela’s mutant friends fight for their rights on the surface world. And Devo guest-stars in the series’ 100th episode.
“The Universe” (8 p.m., History). If you want to be terrified, check out this episode about killer asteroids and the chances of one hitting Earth.
“Project Runway” (9 p.m.. Lifetime). The designers have to reinvent bridesmaid dresses. That could be amusing.
“Jersey Shore” (10 p.m., MTV). The girls fight over the anonymous letter. Good lord, that’s four weeks now that stupid letter has been the main plot point. I think that’s a hint that their time in Miami was completely uneventful and boring.
Need your football fix?
I get that you may need your dose of football. But tonight you have a choice of meaningless NFL practice with third-stringers or the pomp and circumstance as college football begins its season. Go with college.
Southern Mississippi vs. South Carolina (4:30 p.m., ESPN). So what if they’re teams you don’t normally care about? It’s the kickoff of the college season, and it’s always fun to root against SC coach Steve Spurrier.
Pittsburgh vs. Utah (5:30 p.m., Versus). A couple of high-profile running backs will take center stage in a game that just might have some interesting BCS implications a few months from now.
USC vs. Hawaii (8 p.m., ESPN). Speaking of hated coaches, it’s Lane Kiffin’s debut at USC. Watch the start of their first lost season on probation.
Or you can be a sucker and watch the last exhibition games of the year. which are played with the single-minded goal of avoiding injuries, so the starters won’t play much (if at all), making it even more meaningless. But if you need your NFL fix, and I know some of you do, check out the 49ers vs Chargers (7 p.m., Ch 5) and Raiders vs. Seahawks (10 p.m., KICU Ch. 36). Note the Raiders game actually starts at 7, but it didn’t sell out, so it’ll be tape-delayed at 10 (putting lame upon lame).