On TV tonight
SEASON PREMIERE Pushing Daisies, 8 p.m., ABC A spokesmodel for a honey-based cosmetics company is stung to death. That product packaging is so darn hard to take off these days.
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW Now that Isis is gone, we've lost about 50 percent interest. But Paulina is trying to show the girls how to wear ugly clothes and still look beautiful. Usually it's the other way around.
SEASON PREMIERE Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m., DirectTV's 101 Don't want to wait a few months for the new season? Check it out tonight if you've got DirectTV. Of course, hardly anyone watched it when it was on free TV, so we don't see how this is going to work.
SEASON FINALE America's Got Talent, 9 p.m., NBC Jerry Springer tells us which of the attention-starved desperates gets to go home feeling slightly better about themselves. The prize? Contributing to the crumbling of Western society.
SEASON PREMIERE Private Practice, 9 p.m., ABC If there's one thing we learned about Addison moving to California, it's that Shonda Rhimes really should stay focused on Seattle Grace.
SEASON PREMIERE Dirty Sexy Money, 10 p.m., ABC When in doubt, add one part Lucy Liu, one part renewed interest after a strike-shortened season and a dash of sleaze. Mix, bake and cross fingers.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org