DRAMA. Revenge is sweet — especially if you love watching the rich and beautiful do very bad things. Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is our payback-seeking heroine who descends upon the Hamptons under the guise of a vacationer. She’s really there for retribution in the name of her father, who was wronged by the beach community’s most prominent 17 years ago. And in the name of all dramas deliciously melodramatic, this is a must-see.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., ABC
DRAMA. Ted Danson arrives as new boss D.B. Russell, a family man who is — gasp! — happily married. It’s a mood not often seen on this procedural, so it’s not surprising he clashes with Catherine (Marg Helgenberger, who is set to leave the series this season). As for old boss Langston, viewers will find out what happened after he killed murderer Nate Haskell in last season’s cliffhanger finale.
Season premiere, 10 p.m., CBS
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DRAMA. A hotel maid (guest star Anika Noni Rose) accuses a powerful foreign dignitary of rape. Are his initials BSK?
Season premiere, 10 p.m., NBC
COMEDY. Emmy’s favorite family vacations at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Jay has a showdown with a cowboy.
Season premiere, 9 p.m., ABC
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