Also on Tonight: ‘Dexter’ Returns, ‘Hung’ Too

Broadcast networks have pretty much installed all of their new shows by now and what do we have? Dress up shows like “Pan Am” (ABC, 10 p.m.), but nothing really to touch things like “The Good Wife” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Now it’s premium cable’s turn to show us some of their wares. Already some if it is on, such as the first rate “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, p.m.), which really begins to kick in this week after last week’s somewhat slower second season premiere (while Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings, stands as an extensive historical background to the period).

Also exciting is the new “Homeland” (Showtime, 10 p.m.). See above story.

But it also means the return of one of TV’s best dramas, “Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), which begins its sixth season at a high school reunion for Michael C. Hall’s title character. Guest stars this season include Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks.

Also back for new seasons are the comedies “Hung” (HBO, 10 p.m.) and “How to Make It In America” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.), each of which has their own problems but have elements that make them worth watching. Each are commentaries on the economy in a way, with the former taking place in Detroit, where things are fairly desperate, and the latter embodying the extra hustle needed at tough times.

Making a strong case for months now is “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 10 p.m.), now pulling into its second to last episode of the season.

The triple crossover hurricane episodes of “The Cleveland Show” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), “Family Guy” (Fox, 9 p.m.) and “American Dad” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) that were to have been shown last spring but were pulled in the wake of actual storms, finally make it to air tonight. Though “The Simpsons” (Fox, 8 p.m.) will likely be beter than all three of them.

Andy Rooney says farewell on “60 Minutes” (CBS, 7 p.m.) about 20 years too late. Before that, Morely Safer recalls his career.

“The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) may have disappointed some by not eliminating anybody its first week, promises to kick off two teams tonight.

There’s a team of “Survivor” winners on the “Race,” but the one “Survivor” player who has been on far more different reality shows than anybody else is without a doubt “Boston” Rob Mariano, who embarks on yet another reality show tonight.

In “Around the World in 80 Ways” (History), he joins forces with monster truck driver Dennis Anderson to try and circumnavigate the globe without using the same mode of transportation twice.

In another new reality show, “Day Jobs” (GAC, 8 p.m.) puts country stars back at some of the jobs they used to have before they were famous. In the case of Trace Adkins in the premiere, it’s working an oil rig.

A month-long Sunday night salute to the brilliant Buster Keaton on Turner Movie Classics begins with some of his best work in silents: “The General” (8 p.m.), “Cops” (9:30 p.m.), “Our Hospitality” (10 p.m.), “The Navigator” (midnight), “The Boat” (1:15 a.m.), “The Goat” (1:45 a.m.) and seven other shorts.

It’s the New York Jets at Baltimore on Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:15 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Herman Cain. CBS: Sen. John McCain, Govs. Martin O’Malley and Haley Barbour. NBC: Govs. Deval Patrick and Bob McDonnell, Rep. Xavier Becerra. CNN: Barbour, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Rep. Jane Harman, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney. Fox News: Cain, Federal Express CEO Fred Smith, BET founder Robert Johnson.

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