"America In Primetime" -- Television lovers won't want to miss this exceptional four-part documentary series that explores some of the medium's most compelling shows -- past and present -- by focusing on key character archetypes. The opening episode, "Independent Woman," examines how females on television have evolved from demure and model housewives to complex, sometimes controversial, characters. Top producers and writers are interviewed, along with TV stars, including Roseanne Barr ("Roseanne"), Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown"), Mary Tyler Moore ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy") and Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"). Other installments will focus on "The Man of the House," "The Crusader," and "The Misfit." 7 p.m. today, KUED Channel 7.
* If you're a "Simpsons" fan who has watched 20-plus episodes of the "Treehouse of Horror," you know that anything can and will happen. But whoever thought Ned Flanders would become a murderous vigilante? 7 p.m. today, KSTU Channel 13.
* "Allen Gregory" is the latest comedy to join Fox's "Animation Domination" lineup. It has Jonah Hill providing the voice for a 7-year-old prodigy who has trouble fitting in at public school. 7:30 p.m. today, KSTU Channel 13.
* There's shades of Linus on "How I Met Your Mother." For years, Ted (Josh Radnor) has returned to the same Halloween party where he once met a woman he recalls as the Slutty Pumpkin (Katie Holmes) and then lost her phone number. The quest continues. 7 p.m. Monday, KUTV Channel 2.
* The stars come out to honor one of America's funniest people during "Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize." The 14th winner of the prestigious award is feted by, among others, Ed Asner, Jack Black, Larry King, Conan O'Brien, Maya Rudolph, and the band Green Day. 8 p.m. Monday, KUED Channel 7.
* Someone obviously thought we needed another newsmagazine. So welcome the weirdly named "Rock Center," with Brian Williams anchoring a program with contributions from Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Meredith Vieira, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and others. 9 p.m. Monday, KSL Channel 5.
* Bad guys, beware: "Covert Affairs" returns with new episodes tonight and our favorite CIA agent (Piper Perabo) is so ready to take you down. 11 p.m. Tuesday, USA.
* The "NOVA" series goes into deep space with "Fabric of the Cosmos," a mind-blowing, four-part journey to the frontiers of physics. Take notes, we may want to quiz you afterward. 8 p.m. Wednesday, KUED Channel 7.
* There's a baby on board as "Bones" opens its seventh season with Brennan (Emily Deschanel) well into her pregnancy. Now, let's see how she and Booth (David Boreanaz) plan to juggle parenthood with their crime-fighting duties. 8 p.m. Thursday, KSTU Channel 13.
* In the season premiere of "Burn Notice," Michael and Fiona (Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar) go to a South American resort. But you just know it's not for the scenery. It's never for the scenery. 11 p.m. Thursday, USA.
* We have no idea what the term "time-loop anomalies" means. But when they happen on "Fringe," it can't be a good thing. 8 p.m. Friday, KSTU Channel 13.
* "The Pastor's Wife" is a TV film based on the true story of Matthew Winkler (Michael Shanks), a beloved Southern minister who was found shot to death in his home. Ghastly family secrets were revealed when his wife Mary (Rose McGowan) was tried for his murder. 6 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime.