Culled from the summer Nashville fan event, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (ABC, 8 p.m.) offers three hours of performances and features from Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Kix Brooks, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and the Zach Brown band. You’ll get to hear two “American Idol” winners, Carrie Underwood (pictured) and Scotty McCreery, and from the brand new judge there, Keith Urban. Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry host tonight’s telecast.
“Bones” (Fox, 8 p.m.) returns for its eighth season with Brennan having been on the on the lam for three months. Except for an over the top choking sequence, the episode reminds us what a very strong procedural it still is. But what’s Ryan O’Neal doing in there?
Last week’s premiere episodes of “The Voice” (Fox, 8 p.m.) did well in the ratings even against rival “X Factor.” So it’s back with two more hours of auditions (and third one Tuesday).
It’s Denver at Atlanta (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.) on Monday Night Football.
“Be Good Johnny Weir” (Logo, 10 p.m.) begins its new season with a strange turn: the figure skater with weird hair is trying his hand on a music career.
A group often left out of national political discussions speaks up on the “Kids Pick the President: The Issues” edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.).
Can’t get enough of a certain six-year-old? TLC is recutting its original episodes of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and including some unseen footage into half hour episodes it’s calling “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Family Sized” (TLC, 8 p.m.). It shows a full night of them tonight and next Monday.
The explorer goes diving again in the conclusion of “Alien Deep with Bob Ballard” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.).
The first season of “Perception” (TNT, 10 p.m.) comes to an end.
The Queens of the Stone Age pop up in the Mojave Desert on “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel, 9 p.m.).
Did you see where “Undercover Boss” (OWN, 8 p.m.) got the Emmy Saturday for best reality show?
They’re picking on Andrea on “Bad Girls Club” (Oxygen, 9 p.m.).
A literal dump truck of cocaine is intercepted on “Border Wars” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.).
On a night when some networks stick with reruns, there are still unseen episodes of the summer scripted soap “The L.A. Complex” (The CW, 8 and 9 p.m.).
Vacation is over on “Real Housewives of New York” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).
A malady I’d never heard of before is on “Intervention” (A&E, 10 p.m.) – somebody injecting themselves with bath salts (so they can get clean inside and out?).
On MTV, it’s a night of “Ridiculousness” (8 p.m.). No, that’s the name of the show, renewed last week for a third season.
Robert Osborne gets a chance to schedule a night of flicks each month on Turner Classic Movies. His choices this time: “White Cargo” (8 p.m.), “H.M. Pulham Esq.” (9:45 p.m.), “Northern Pursuit” (midnight), “The Window” (1:45 a.m.), “If You Knew Susie” (3:15 a.m.) and “So Goes My Love” (5 a.m..).
Kelly & Michael: Lucy Liu, Penny Marshall, Nelly Furtado. Katie Couric: E.L. James. The View: Prince, Rosario Dawson, van Jones, Jesse Ventura. The Talk: Tony Danza, Keri Glassman. Ellen DeGeneres: Bethenny Frankel, Kellie Pickler, “So You Think You Can Dance” top four.
David Letterman: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mindy Kaling, Of Gentlemen and Cowards. Jay Leno: Richard Gere, Anthony Robles, Rascal Flatts. Jimmy Kimmel: Matthew Perry, Josh Hamilton, Kreayshawn. Jimmy Fallon: Susan Sarandon, Karl Urban, Jim Hamilton. Craig Ferguson: Julie Chen, Warren Sapp, Lianne La Havas. Tavis Smiley: Hedrick Smith. Carson Daly: Blake Shelton, Karl Urban, Jim Hamilton. Jon Stewart: Kofi Annan. Stephen Colbert: Drew Faust. Conan O’Brien: Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Nancy & Beth. Chelsea Handler: fun., John Caparulo, April Richardson, Kurt Braunohler.