On TV this week
For Neda. 9 p.m., HBO A documentary about Neda Agha-Soltan, the Iranian woman whose death during protests following the 2009 presidential election was captured on a cell phone and steeled the resistance (until it was summarily crushed by the regime in charge).
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10 p.m., Bravo Danielle is crazy, ain't she? Since Hustler announced it's selling her sex tape, we can't even watch this anymore without flinching.
Persons Unknown, 10 p.m., NBC Moira removes the devices in everybody's thighs. How are we supposed to know when they're done cooking now?
SEASON PREMIERE Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, 9 p.m., Bravo Kathy is expecting a guest shot on Law & Order: SVU, sending Bravo into a tizzy over what it's going to show that week.
SERIES PREMIERE Double Exposure, 10 p.m., Bravo Well, they could double-up episodes of this new reality series about photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani, who get in a fight with rapper Eve in this first episode.
Explorer, 10 p.m., NatGeo This episode, entitled "Electronic Armageddon," fulfills our survivalist fantasies by examining what would happen if an electromagnetic pulse destroyed the electrical grid and thus, the whole of modern society.
TV's Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center for Media Special, 8 p.m., CBS Thirty shocking moments from TV history are shown, but because they won't reveal any of them until airtime, we're having a hard time getting excited about it.
SEASON PREMIERE Top Chef, 9 p.m., Bravo Padma Lakshmi is back after having her baby, so we expect the contestants (all 17 of them!) will have to make baby food at least once.
SERIES PREMIERE Hot in Cleveland, 10 p.m., TV Land Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves star in this channel's first original series, which normally would sound the cancellation alarm, except that Betty White is along for the ride.
Naked Science, 8 p.m., NatGeo Can fatigue give you diabetes? Only if you're too tired to take your Metformin or shoot your insulin.
100 Questions, 8:30 p.m., NBC Charlotte dates a guy who gets her face tattooed on his chest. Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A. taught us how to deal with that.
Bethenny Getting Married?, 10 p.m., Bravo Bethenny goes shopping for a dress with Jason's mom. Try to keep it a little modest, okay?
World Cup Soccer, 9:30 p.m., ESPN The U.S. takes on Slovenia in what should be an easy three points in Group C. That means this will be a nail-biter.
Friday Night Lights, 8 p.m., NBC New quarterback Vince may have brought a pistol to school. Calling the QB a gunslinger is a figure of speech, you know.
Miami Medical, 10 p.m., CBS A boating accident full of people with complicated personal lives threatens to sink the crew. Get it? Sink? See what we did there? Eh.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org