Survivor: Philippines (CBS) Season Premiere: Survivor is back, with contestants like Lisa Whelchel (Facts of Life) and Jeff Kent (baseball, apparently), and a couple of returnees—can’t they find new people who want to play anymore? ---Still, Season 25(!) will fare waaay better in the ratings than Jeff Probst’s DOA talk show … you didn’t know he had a talk show? How about that.
Royal Pains (USA) Season Finale: That really, really, really ridiculously good-looking polo player that Divya’s been banging/falling hopelessly in love with all summer? Turns out other really, really, really ridiculously good-looking women have been sleeping with him, as well. Can you blame ‘em? Look at him! Meanwhile, Hank makes yet another life-changing decision—you know, like he does at the end of every season.
How Booze Built America (Discovery) Series Debut: This new docu-series explores, well, how booze built ‘Merica, and it’s hosted by that Dirty Jobs guy. What’s not to like? Besides that Dirty Jobs guy?
Also new tonight:
Big Brother: Season Finale (CBS); The X Factor (Fox); Oh Sit! (The CW); Storage Wars Texas, American Hoggers (A&E); Toy Hunter (Travel); Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC); Ghost Hunters, Paranormal Witness (Syfy); Top Chef Masters (Bravo); Auction Hunters (Spike); The Soup (E!)