Saturday on TV
College football: Utah State at Troy State (1:30 p.m., Ch. 14); BYU at Colorado State (8 p.m., Ch. 5)
Survivor (7 p.m., Ch. 2) and The Apprentice (7 p.m., Ch. 5): Reality reruns from earlier this week.
Lost (7 p.m., Ch. 4): ABC repeats both hours of the show's excellent pilot.
McLeod's Daughters (8 p.m., WE): This series, imported from Australia, chronicles the lives of sisters who run the family ranch after their father's death.
American Wedding (9 p.m., HBO): A third slice of "American Pie" gross-out humor. (Rated R)
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Ben Affleck hosts; Rob Riggle joins the cast as a featured player.
Sunday on TV
NFL football: Raiders at Texans 11 a.m., Ch. 2); Broncos at Buccaneers; Rams at 49ers (6:30 p.m., ESPN)
Strong Medicine (7 p.m., Lifetime): The show's 100th episode features a guest appearances by Fran Drescher ("The Nanny"), who also directed.
60 Minutes (6 p.m., Ch. 2): Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells tells Mike Wallace he is miserable during the season.
Nine Men Down (6 p.m., History): Engrossing documentary about the deaths of nine journalists covering the war in Cambodia in 1970.
Cold Case (7 p.m., Ch. 2): A murder case from 1943 is re-opened. (Second-season premiere)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7 p.m., Ch. 4): The family of a teen who's allergic to the sun gets their home rebuilt.
American Dreams (7 p.m., Ch. 5): There's big news at the high school; J.J. gets new orders.
Doc (7 p.m., Ch. 16): Tippy and Doss prepare to wed. (Fifth-season premiere)
Charmed (7 p.m., Ch. 30): A pirate causes problems.
Desperate Housewives (8 p.m., Ch. 4): This is must-see TV — a witty new prime-time soap that sets the genre on its ear.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (8 p.m., Ch. 5): An avant-garde photographer is found murdered and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a crashed car.
Mystery! (8 p.m., Ch. 7): First of the two-part "Death in Holy Orders."
Jack & Bobby (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Grace's classes are boycotted by religious groups on campus. And, by the way, the WB has picked this show up for the full season.
Crossing Jordan (9 p.m., Ch. 5): A millionaire turns up dead after a charity event.
No Opportunity Wasted (9 p.m., Discovery): This new series was created (and is hosted by) Phil Keoghan of "The Amazing Race." Based on his philosophy that everyone should live life while they have the chance (Keoghan had a near-death experience at 19), he gives people the opportunity to live their dreams. The opener features one guy who swims with sharks and another who builds a boat and sails it through shark-infested waters.
Boston Legal (9 p.m., Ch. 4): This spinoff of "The Practice" is built around James Spader and William Shatner, who are probably the best things in the show. (Hey, guess what? They both won Emmys for their performances on "The Practice" last season — Spader as the, um, ethically challenged attorney and Shatner as the, um, looney senior partner.) This sort-of new show is lighter in tone than its predecessor — perhaps a bit more "Ally McBeal"-ish but not that outlandish. Still, it's pretty over-the-top in spots. And, like all of executive producer David E. Kelley's legal shows, the cases look to push hot buttons with the viewers. Case in point (no pun intended): Sunday's premiere includes an African-American stage mother who sues when her daughter isn't cast in the lead of "Annie." There's hope for this show — hope that's tempered by the fact that Kelley has been recycling legal plots for almost two decades now, beginning with "L.A. Law" in the mid-'80s.
Cold Turkey (9 p.m., Ch. 16): New reality series in which 10 people are ambushed into a competition to quit smoking.
The Wire (10 p.m., HBO): The cops gather to pay tribute and provide a proper send-off to Det. Cole (played by the late Robert F. Colesberry, an executive producer on the show) at an old-time Irish wake.