NFL (6:30 p.m., ESPN): Patriots at Bengals
How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., Ch. 2): Barney and Ted pose as out-of-towners.
Dancing with the Stars (7 p.m., Ch. 4): The contestants perform.
Chuck (7 p.m., Ch. 5): Chuck has to decide who to trust.
Everybody Hates Chris (7 p.m., Ch. 30): Chris Rock, whose life this show is based upon, guest stars as young Chris' guidance counselor. (Season premiere)
Big Bang Theory (7:30 p.m., Ch. 2): Leonard tries to do a favor for Penny.
Aliens In America (7:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Promising new comedy about a Midwestern family and their Pakistani exchange student.
Two and a Half Men (8 p.m., Ch. 2): Alan's date (Janeane Garofalo) acts oddly.
Heroes (8 p.m., Ch. 5): Niki and Micah decide to start over.
The War (8 and 11 p.m., Ch. 7): Part 6 of this WWII documentary
Girlfriends (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Aaron is sent to Iraq. (Season premiere)
The Game (8:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Derwin tries to repair his relationship with Melanie. (Season premiere)
CSI: Miami (9 p.m., Ch. 2): Horatio goes in search of his son.