Giants vs. Dodgers (7 p.m., NBC-11). The Giants can pretty much crush L.A.’s slim playoff hopes with a good series.

“Beyond Survival with Les Stroud” (10 p.m., Discovery). Les goes spearfishing with “sea gypsies” in Malaysia.


No “Being Human” tonight; BBC America is running a movie marathon instead. Dammit, who survived the bombing?!?

Find a college football game today, there are a ton of them on. Of local interest:

Cal vs. UC Davis (1 p.m., CSN-CA). This should get ugly quickly.

Stanford vs. Sac State (3:30 p.m., CSN-BA). So will this one.

Oregon State vs. TCU (4:45 p.m., ESPN). Could be a really good game.


“The Great Food Truck Race” (9 p.m., Food Network). The four teams head to New Orleans and get drenched. Will anything stop the Nom Nom Truck?

“Rubicon” (9 p.m., AMC). A security breach puts API on lockdown. Dude, something better actually happen tonight. I’m all for taking it slow, but the pace is just glacial.

“My Boys” (10 p.m., TBS). PJ and Stephanie set Mike up with a classy date. Apparently they find him one: Rachael Harris joins the cast.

“Mad Men” (10 p.m., AMC). A deadline throws the office into a tizzy. I’d like to see how Don handles a tizzy. Or even a kerfuffle.


Boise State vs. Virginia Tech (5 p.m., ESPN). Best game of the weekend, or at least the most anticipated. A win here could clear the way for a BCS championship run by Boise State.

“Friday Night Lights” (9 p.m., ABC Family). Catch the fantastic high school football series (that’s really not about football)  from the beginning as ABC Family starts airing reruns. Tonight is the Season 1 pilot; for my money, one of the best, most compelling pilots ever made.

“No Reservations” (7 p.m., Travel). Tony celebrates his 100th episode by going back to Paris, this time joined by buddy Eric Ripert. There’s also a series retrospective at 6 p.m., but I kinda hate clip shows.