TV picks for the week of Sept. 13

Austin American-Statesman

When did dancing take over television? Here's what caught my eye on TV this week:

Sunday: "Sunday Night Football," 7:20 p.m., NBC: The Giants take on the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

"The 2016 Miss America Competition," 8 p.m., ABC: Technically, this is still 2015, but the contestants might not know that.

"House of DVF," 8 p.m., E!: Season 2 begins.

"Sister Wives," 8 p.m., TLC: Season 6 begins.

"Project Greenlight," 9 p.m., HBO: Season 4 begins.

"Doll & Em," 9:40 p.m., HBO: Season 2 begins.

Monday: "Dancing with the Stars," 7 p.m., ABC: Gary Busey? I'm in. Season 21 begins.

"So You Think You Can Dance," 7 p.m., Fox: Season 12 shuffles off.

"American Ninja Warrior," 7 p.m., NBC: The seventh season concludes.

"American Experience," 8 p.m., PBS: The life of Walt Disney is explored in this two-part documentary.

"#Dancebattle America," 9 p.m., ABC: Because there's just not enough dancing on TV.

Tuesday: "The Mindy Project," 2:01 a.m., Hulu: Season 4 begins with new episodes weekly.

"In Their Own Words," 7 p.m., PBS: The season finale celebrates Muppet creator Jim Henson.

"Labor Games," 7 p.m., TLC: This new game show offers women about to deliver a chance to win prizes before their babies are born. Tonight, they cut it close.

"Dancing with the Stars: First Dances," 8 p.m., ABC: Because there's just not enough dancing on TV.

"Zoo," 8 p.m., CBS: The first season concludes.

"The Bastard Executioner," 9 p.m., FX: Like Middle Ages dramas? Here's a new one.

"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," 9 p.m., NBC: Reese Witherspoon guest stars in this variety series' premiere.

Wednesday: "MasterChef," 7 p.m., Fox: Gordon Ramsay chooses a (expletive) winner in the (expletive) Season 6 (expletive) finale.

"America's Got Talent," 8 p.m., NBC: A winner emerges in the Season 10 finale.

"South Park," 9 p.m., Comedy Central: Season 19 begins.

"Moonbeam City," 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central: The animated '80s cop drama spoof premieres.

Thursday: "NFL Thursday Night Football," 7:25 p.m., CBS: The Chiefs take on the Broncos in Kansas City.

"Mat Franco's Got Magic," 8 p.m., NBC: "America's Got Talent's" Season 9 winner magically appears.

"Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," 9 p.m., FX: Season 1 concludes.

"Graceland," 9 p.m., USA: Season 3 concludes.

Friday: "ABC Fall Preview," 7:30 p.m., ABC: Learn all about the network's new shows.

Saturday: "Doctor Who," 8 p.m., BBC America: It's back to the TARDIS as another season begins.

"Vet School," 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild: This new reality show follows veterinary students.

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