While several work-
place-oriented reality series have crashed and burned of late, "Under cover Boss" has stuck around for several seasons. Perhaps it is because, in addition to providing blatant product placement for large corporations, "Boss" actually depicts CEOs listening to employees and treating their contributions with some respect. Gosh, what a concept!
It's not far from "Under cover Boss" to "The Customer Is Always Right?" (10 p.m., OWN, TV-G). In this series, executives from big corporations meet with two
ordinary customers and invite them to spend a week making suggestions.
In short, it's "Be a Corporate Consultant For a Week!" First up: A visit to the Mrs. Fields cookie factory.
---If ordinary folk were invited to cable networks and asked to make suggestions, would they advise them to create even more shows about hillbillies, ghosts or gold mines?
Proof that no idea isn't worth borrowing for the millionth time, National Geographic invites viewers to follow prospectors in a cold
climate on "Yukon Gold" (7 p.m., TV-PG).
---As the new season of "Tamar & Vince" (9 p.m., WE) begins, singer Tamar Braxton and her impresario husband anticipate the arrival of their new bundle of joy. But there's still time to market Tamar's new album, "Love and War," released on Tuesday.
---Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison return to prognosticate on "Football Night in America: Kick-Off 2013" (7:30 p.m., NBC). The NFL season begins in earnest as the Denver Broncos host the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens (8:30 p.m.).
The NFL schedule resumes on Sunday, as does "Sunday Night Football," NBC's most dependable hit. Last year, it was second only to "NCIS" in total viewers.
---Basic cable's hillbilly overkill gets its own Z-movie sendup with the 2013 made-for-television hoot "Ragin' Cajun Redneck Gators" (9 p.m., Syfy, TV-14). Jordan Hinson, Victor Webster and Christopher Berry star in this over-the-top tale of toxic moonshine that turns alligators into mutant killing machines.
---Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter guest star on "Glee" (8 p.m. Fox, r, TV-14).
---Some viewers loved the 2012 adaptation of the stage musical "Les Miserables" (8 p.m., HBO), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Others thought the title pretty much summed up the film-going exper-
---Dismissed when released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Vertigo" (9 p.m., TCM) now tops some critics' lists as the finest film ever made.
---Contestants are dragooned into designing outfits for Heidi's
corporate sponsors on "Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).
---Michael must drop some masks on "Burn Notice" (9 p.m., USA, TV-PG).
---Charlie and Katie get in the spirit while fund-raising on "Anger Management" (9:30 p.m., FX, TV-14).
---Gregson wants Joan back on "Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
---A vengeful shooter shakes up a routine ride on "Rookie Blue" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Briggs and Mike investigate Juan's disappearance on "Grace land" (10 p.m., USA, TV-14).
---A vigilante strikes on "Luther" (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-14).
ABC Family invites viewers to compare and contrast the 1971 musical fantasy "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (6 p.m., TV-PG), starring Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson, and the 2005 fan-
tasy "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (8:30 p.m., TV-PG), starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton.
---Bob Newhart guest stars as himself on "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG).
---Blind dates on "Wipeout" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Michael C. Hall is scheduled on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (11 p.m., Comedy Central).
---John Caparulo, Catherine Reitman and Matt Braunger are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---John Prine sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Queen Latifah and Jake Johnson appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Vince Vaughn, Olivia Munn and Vintage Trouble on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Jane Lynch, Jerry O'Connell and 2Chainz appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Steve Buscemi, Bethenny Frankel and Daniel Humm visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Vin Diesel and Sara Gilbert on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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