"Amazing Race: Family Edition" (9 p.m., CBS): The "reality" series returns for an eighth
"Amazing Race: Family Edition" (9 p.m., CBS): The "reality" series returns for an eighth installment. This time the teams will have four members, not two, each consisting of a family. Chances are the one from New Orleans will have plenty of support from viewers.
"Sex, Love & amp; Secrets" (9 p.m., UPN): This is a delightfully sudsy updating of "Melrose Place" housed in a cluster of bungalows near Hollywood in hip Silverlake. Denise Richards, Eric Balfour, Lauren German and Omar Miller are among those who play the mostly hot, mostly hot-looking twentysomethings who mix and match and keep the party going. The title was changed over the summer from "Sex, Lies & amp; Secrets," which might have been more accurate. But the important thing about this melodrama still holds true: "secret" -- even among friends -- is often just another word for betrayal. It's good, if guilty, fun.
"Boston Legal" (10 p.m., ABC): Fresh off back-to-back Emmy victories for its stars, James Spader and William Shatner, "Boston Legal" launches a new season. Adding flavor to an already spicy concoction is guest star Heather Locklear, who plays an exotic murder defendant on trial for poisoning her rich, elderly husband.