Former NFL quarterback and "Dancing With the Stars" veteran Kurt Warner hosts "The Moment" (10 p.m., USA, TV-PG). It offers contestants a chance to pick up the professional dreams or personal passions they left behind when they got too busy raising their children or earning a living.
In the first installment, we meet Alabama native Tracie, who had to abandon her photography career when she lost her business in a nasty divorce. Her new husband and her devoted dad (with assistance from Warner) set Tracie up with famous sports photographer Lou Jones. He hopes to whip her into shape for an apprenticeship with Sports Illustrated.
At first, things don't go so well. After years behind a desk, she isn't quite up to the physical demands of juggling and working five different cameras. To improve Tracie's accuracy and hand-eye coordination, Jones takes her to a skeet-shooting range. Talk about
getting the right shot. Unbe-
knownst to Jones, the sound of firearms triggers traumatic memories of Tracie's mother's suicide.
Will Tracie get over these grim associations and triumph in her field? If you have to ask, you're probably not the audience for "The Moment."
In future installments, participants will get chances to see if they can still fulfill their desires, among them to become a NASCAR driver, the White House chef, the Notre Dame football coach, a toymaker, a choreographer, a Broadway costume designer and an orchestra conductor.
---"The Graham Norton Show" (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-14) moves to a new night. Unlike most talk shows, where the guests come out one at a time to deliver their "performance" in solo fashion, Norton encourages his guests to interact with each other and with the audience. As a result, his guests often seem looser, less packaged and more human than they would with Jay Leno or David Letterman. Tonight's guests include Tom Cruise, Gerard Butler, Olga Kurylenko and Paramore.
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---A sudden tragedy puts rehearsals on hold on "Glee" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---Singer John Legend guest judges on a two-hour "Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).
---A large rural Pennsylvania brood stars on season two of "Farm Kings" (9 p.m., GAC).
---Ryan furthers his own career at the expense of the group on the season finale of "Go On" (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
---Charlie counsels Lindsay Lohan on "Anger Management" (9:30 p.m., FX, TV-14).
---An old bomb erupts with fresh violence on "Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
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caution on "Two and a Half Men" (8:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
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---John Caparulo, Heather McDonald and Mo Mandel are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---Cass Sunstein sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
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---Tom Cruise, Ke$ha and Para-
more appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Vince Vaughn, Amy Schumer, Joshua Topolsky and Major Lazer visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Carl Reiner and Anna Chlumsky on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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