The Amazing Race, 8:30 p.m., CBS
A great start! So much better already than last year. Not at all sad to see the lumberjack and the woman he loves go out first. And one of the most colossal mistakes in Race history – Double Amputee Couple telling Cute Couple where the abacus lady was, and then losing to them in a foot race to Phil. They literally gave away a million bucks. Ouch.
Dexter, 9 p.m., Showtime
And they singlehandedly brought the show back from the brink of disaster with one of the most exciting episodes I have ever seen. Watching Dexter watch Deb slowly figure it out – holy smokes. The last 40 seconds? Holy smokes. This season? Holy smokes.
The Good Wife, 9:30 p.m., CBS
First, kudos to CBS for finally, after a million years, figuring out that the overrun of football or golf or whatever annoying sport it is was messing up our DVRs, and simply adjusting their schedule to accommodate the inevitable 30 minute overrun. Heaven forbid these sporting events should start a half hour earlier – or even, dare I say, finish on time – but this is a start. And as for the new season of this, I have two words for you: Nathan! Lane!