Big night for informational programs… plus comedy from Betty White in “Hot in Cleveland;
7 P.M. (YES) YANKEES BASEBALL Blue Jays try to sweep the Yanks tonight. A-Rod !!!!!!!!!!!
7 P.M. (SNY) METS BASEBALL Mets in Atlanta. Braves have the best home w-L record in MLB.
8 P.M. (WNYW Fox 5) SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE The Top 4 contestants perform.
9 P.M. (Animal Planet) CONFESSIONS: ANIMAL HOARDING A woman’s friends intervene when disease threatens her more than 250 cats. The husband of a woman who stockpiles animals and junk seeks a divorce.
9 P.M. (TNT) DARK BLUE Tragedy strikes in this Season 2 opener when Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) and his undercover task force go after a crime lord.
9 P.M. (Bravo) TOP CHEF The contestants must prepare Ethiopian food before creating a dish inspired by a foreign embassy. Marcus Samuelsson and José Andrés sample the results. In “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” at 10, the competitors are sent to a nature preserve to glean inspiration for an artwork inspired by the flora and fauna. Michele Oka Doner is the guest judge.
9 P.M. (Science) WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM Brian Cox, a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester in England, hosts this series, which explains how the laws of nature have created spectacular landscapes in the solar system — from ice fountains that erupt thousands of miles into space; to the liquid methane seas on Titan, a moon of Saturn; and the Valles Marineris on Mars, an immense canyon system that extends a quarter of the way around the planet at its equator. In “Empire of the Sun,” the first installment, Mr. Cox examines the “beating heart” of our celestial neighborhood. Above, the sky over the Mojave Desert in California.
10 P.M. (Food Network) 24 HOUR RESTAURANT BATTLE Two teams of best friends — one specializing in traditional Italian cuisine, the other in rustic dishes that evoke childhood memories — have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open dining establishments for one night. The winners will take home $10,000 in seed money. The chef Scott Conant is the host; the judges include Alison Brod, Gabriella Gershenson and Geoffrey Zakarian.
10 P.M. (History) CHASING MUMMIES Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, flies to Dallas to meet with Laura Bush, the former first lady, and discusses his recent discovery of Queen Sesheshet’s pyramid. Mrs. Bush and her daughters, Jenna and Barbara, also appear in a “best of” episode on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” at 4 on ABC.
10 P.M. (BBC America) THE CHOIR The conductor Gareth Malone takes his baton and enthusiasm to the Lancaster School in Leicester, one of the largest all-boys schools in England, whose once grand choral tradition is all but defunct. Can Mr. Malone (above, with the Lancaster boys) persuade 1,200 students and 150 teachers that boys do, in fact, sing?
10 P.M. (A&E) CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK Mr. Angel, the illusionist, gets Season 6 off to a flying start by trying to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle-car hybrid.
10 P.M. (Discovery) BEST BITES: SHARK WEEK’S GREATEST HITS Craig Ferguson, the host of “The Late Late Show,” swims with sharks of the non-Hollywood variety in the Bahamas.
10 P.M. (TV Land) HOT IN CLEVELAND Victoria (Wendie Malick) adds her professional touch to a high school production of “Romeo and Juliet”; Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Joy (Jane Leeves) feud over a man; and Elka (Betty White) crashes funerals.
10 P.M. (USA) PSYCH When the lover of a rich widow is killed, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) suspect a con game gone wrong.
10 P.M. (Style) MARRY ME IN MEXICO: TRISH’S DREAM WEDDING Trish Suhr, the yard-sale wizard on “Clean House,” and her fiancé, Dave McCoul, tie the knot in Cancun despite a rainstorm and a minister who can’t get to the ceremony on time.