“Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS). The teams travel to Ghana. Note to Vicki: That’s in Africa.
“Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO). Nucky, Rothstein and the cop, Van Alden, are all eager to talk to the sole survivor of the bootlegger massacre. So far this series has been good, not great, but I’m being patient. I figure it’s like “The Wire” and “Deadwood,” more of a slowly unfolding story and each episode is like a chapter in a book, where the sum is greater than its individual parts.
“Mad Men” (10 p.m., AMC). Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce calls a company-wide meeting, and gossip starts flying as to what’s going on. (Oh, nothing much, other than losing the account that makes up 70 percent of their income.)
“Law & Order: UK” (7:30 p.m., BBC America). Series premiere. Now, with wigs! It’s the British adaptation of the American classic. Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”) stars as a London detective — let’s say the Chris Noth role. You’ve seen the stories before (this plots are taken from old episodes of the original), but at least the British justice system and streets of London offer a new twist.
“Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Faceless Killers” (9 p.m., PBS). Kenneth Branagh stars in the first of three new 90-minute mini-movies about a moody Swedish detective. Tonight he investigates an elderly couple’s murder, which has sparked racial tensions. If “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” got you into Swedish crime stories, this might be right up your alley.
“Rubicon” (9 p.m. AMC). I know, I’m about the only person who hasn’t given up on this. Eh, only three episodes to go. Tonight, Tanya rejoins the team to help track down Kateb, and Katherine receives a threat.
“IRT: Deadliest Roads” (9 p.m., History). Series premiere. This spinoff of “Ice Road Truckers” takes some of the stars of that show and puts them behind the wheel of big rigs in India, ferrying supplies up into the Himalayas on narrow roads above treacherous chasms with insane drivers flying around them. It looks harrowing. Like, seriously, palm-sweaty harrowing.
“The Glades” (10 p.m., A&E). Tonight’s the first-season finale. I saw one episode and liked it, but this just got lost in the Sunday night shuffle. On any other night of the week, it’d be watchable, but there’s too much going against it on Sundays. But it may be worth a watch on On Demand or later through DVD.
“Bored to Death” (10 p.m., HBO). George’s nemesis Richard (Oliver Platt) hires Jonathan to see if his wife is having an affair. Meanwhile, Ray tries to win back Leah by making her a comic book. Um, yeah, that always works.
“Eastbound & Down” (10:30 p.m. HBO). Kenny’s enthusiasm for pitching in Mexico wanes when Stevie brings depressing news from back home.
“Venture Bros.” (11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network). Hank opens his own detective agency and descends into the underworld. Hilarity ensues.
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Giants vs. Padres (1 p.m., CSN-BA). I’m writing this in advance, so I’m assuming today’s regular-season finale will be meaningless because the Giants will have already clinched the division yesterday. If that’s not the case, I’m going to be having a 3-hour panic attack today.
49ers vs. Falcons (10 a.m., Fox). Well, the Niners have a new offensive coordinator, at least. Maybe that’ll make them somewhat watchable. Still, I’m thinking they start off 0-4 after today.
Raiders vs. Texans (1 p.m., CBS). Can Matt Schaub put up 500 yards against the Oakland defense?
Bears vs. NY Giants (5 p.m., NBC). Yawn.
“The Next Iron Chef” (9 p.m., Food Network). Series premiere. Ten new chefs face off to join the ranks of Kat Cora, Michael Symon and Jose Garces. Whoever said you need a new Iron Chef every year? I don’t see the point of this, it just waters down the brand.