"Burn Notice"

DRAMA. Still stranded in Panama after the summer finale, Michael and the team plot an escape. Their plan will possibly be thwarted by a sadistic drug-runner, but probably not.

Season premiere, 9 p.m., USA


"American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards"

SPECIAL. Adorable canines with inspiring stories of service to humans are honored tonight. In other words, cancel dinner plans and grab the tissues.

8 p.m., Hallmark Channel


"The Voice"

REALITY. Do you prefer a live performance by Maroon 5 …

8 p.m., NBC


"The X Factor"

REALITY. … or One Direction? Whichever singing competition you choose tonight, you also get the bonus of watching contestants sent home.

8 p.m., Fox