“The Dog Whisperer” (Nat Geo Wild, 8 p.m.) ends with an odd series finale episode: Cesar Milan gets bitten for the first time. Dramatic, but it erroneously makes it seem like this is the reason the show’s stopping.
Can somebody’s life be so bad as to require utttering “Iyanla, Fix My Life” (OWN, 10 p.m.), the title of the newest show on Oprah’s network? Because Oprah won’t do it, Iyania Vanzant does, confronting people about their personal problems.
Sports dominates prime time with Notre Dame at Michigan State (ABC, 8 p.m.), and Southern California at Stanford (Fox, 7:30 p.m.), Florida at Tennesssee (ESPN, 6 p.m.), Arizona State at Missouri (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Texas at Mississippi (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.) and BYU at Utah (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).
Michael Fassbender is Carl Jung and Viggo Mortensen is Sigmund Freund, in the movie with Keira Knightly, “A Dangerous Method” (Starz, 9 p.m.), making its premium cable premiere. Also on tonight: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (HBO, 8 p.m.) and “Johnny English Reborn” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.)
“Saving Hope” (NBC, 8 p.m.) reaches a season finale before the first two hour audition premiere of “The Voice” (NBC, 9 p.m.) is rerun.
What if genies weren’t so nice or wise-cracking as previous movies would have had it? “Aladdin and the Death Lamp” (Syfy, 7 p.m.). It’s followed by a new B-movie battle based in Greek tragedy: “Pegasus vs. Chimera” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).
A scorned digital mistress goes on the rampage in the TV movie “Virtual Lies” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).
The Stetson returns to menace “Doctor Who” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).
I’d like to think “Redneck Rehab” (CMT, 10 p.m.) tried to talk people out of their Confederate Flags. But I probably have it all wrong.
It’s a suicide rap, we to get out while we’re young. So says the “Born to Run” lyric about death traps, the theme tonight on Turner Classic Movies, which begins with the 1927 silent classic “Sunrise” (8 p.m.) and continues with “Strangers on a Train” (10 p.m.), “Dial M for Murder” (midnight), “Niagara” (2 a.m.) and “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (3:45 a.m.).
A mermaid themed ceremony on “My Fair Wedding” (WE, 9 p.m.) seems all wet.
Stuck by a harpoon? One consolation is a possible slot on “I Was Impaled” (Discovery Fit & Health, 10 p.m.).
Wallie Barcena has a standup special, “I Gotta Be Honest” (Showtime, 8 p.m.).
Wilco plays “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
The rest of the day’s college football includes Wake Forest at Florida State (ESPN, noon), Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (ESPNU, noon), Arkansas State at Nebraska (ESPN2, noon), California at Ohio State (ABC, noon), Northern Illinois at Army (CBS Sports Network, noon), Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma State (FSN, noon), Alabama at Arkansas (CBS, 3:30 p.m.), North Carolina at Louisville (ABC, 3:30 p.m.), East Carolina at Southern Mississippi (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.), Portland State at Washington (FX, 4 p.m.) and Miami Ohio at Boise State (NBC Sports, 4 p.m.).
The big boxing match tonight is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez (Showtime, 9 p.m.) from Las Vegas.
Baseball includes Tampa Bay at Yankees (Fox, 4 p.m.).