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Opportunity Knocks for The Biggest Loser while SVU returns

Ambulances, bombs, high dives off the pier and an 82 year-old-woman gets her leg kissed on live TV. And that was all on only two of the 12 network programs that were on last night! That is a little bit crazy, no?

Dancing with the Stars returned for its seventh season and it was the biggest opening to date! Thirteen couples, the oldest and the youngest contestants ever, brother vs sister, father vs son and Lacey Schwimmer. Great stuff, which I’ll talk more about in my full recap later today.

My other program of choice last night was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Charley’s wife was abducted by Cromartie (a Terminator) forcing Sarah and Derek to go and save her. Of course it was all a ploy to get to John and it almost worked! Best bit of the night – Cameron declaring that the house is moving and as a result they’ll have to repaint in a year. Hilarious.

I also got a sneak peek at the season premiere of Primeval which airs on BBC America next Saturday. Raptors in a mall – for nearly a full hour. How fun is that? Very fun, I tell you. You really need to check it out.

Now let’s check this out:

SVU is back getting killers off the streets of NYC

Tonight on TV – Tuesday, September 23

NBC delivers The Biggest Loser: Families and then it’s the return of Law & Order: SVU.
CBS should take the night with two season premieres and one new series. It all beings with the return of NCIS, then Simon Baker is The Mentalist and finally it’s a new Without a Trace.

ABC begins with their new series Opportunity Knocks and that’s followed by the second of three nights of Dancing with the Stars.

Th CW has new episodes of 90210 and Privileged .

Fox goes with new episodes of House and Fringe.

Over on cable

The Cleaner is new on A&E.

ABCFamily has Lincoln Heights and Greek.

MTV has new episodes of Making the Band and From G’s to Gents and Eureka is new on the SCI FI Channel.

News and notable

The CW gave the new 90210 a full season pick-up.

Ben Stiller is working on a new comedy for Fox about an undercover CIA agent in South America.

Fox has picked up Lie to Me for a mid-season replacement. The series revolves around a human lie detector, a plot that sounds much like that of CBS’s The Mentalist.

TVGuide is reporting that ER is working hard to get George Clooney for the series finale.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler, Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson — NBC Photo: Justin Stephens

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