Game of Thrones (9pm, HBO) - Winter is coming. In the premiere of this 10-episode adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" medieval fantasies, King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) journeys north to offer Lord Ned Stark (Sean Bean, right) an important position in his court after the death of a trusted mentor. Meanwhile, the exiled Prince Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd) uses his sister, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), as a pawn in his plot to return to power. If you need some help, here's a background primer from Salon.com (but beware of spoilers).
TV Land Awards (9pm, TV Land) - In the ninth annual ceremony, Regis Philbin receives the Legend Award, 'Facts of Life' gets the Pop Culture Award, and 'The Cosby Show' is presented with the Impact Award. Also, the cast of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' is feted with the 35th Anniversary Award.
Upstairs Downstairs (9pm, UNC-TV) - In part two of three, Hallam's diplomatic skills are tested by Lady Agnes and Maud, whose relationship has yet to thaw. Meanwhile, a Jewish-German refugee (Helen Bradbury) is hired as a maid, and Lady Persie falls under the sway of a British fascist politician. Last week's premiere episode was the highest rated Masterpiece installment in PBS history.
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (9pm, USA) - This 'Burn Notice' prequel movie recounts how Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) uncovers deep levels of deception while working on a military mission in Colombia. His discoveries prompt him to reconsider his career. Directed by 'Burn Notice' star Jeffrey Donovan.
Celebrity Apprentice (9pm, NBC) - The teams must create and present a 20-minute cooking demonstration for a steak company. Problems include a project manager who doesn't eat meat, an overworked team member, and a heated boardroom exchange. Plus, there's all those crazy people being manipulated by an Oompa Loompa puppet master.
Audrina (9pm, VH1) - In the opener of a new reality series that follows former 'Hills' star Audrina Patridge, a Audrina goes to Palm Springs for a bikini calendar shoot.
Saddle Ranch (9:30pm, VH1) - Another new reality series, this time about a group of young people working at a restaurant on the Sunset Strip while waiting for their big break in show business.
Brothers & Sisters (10pm, ABC) - Nora decides to follow her heart with Brody, even though it's not a popular decision among her kids. Also, Sarah and Luc considering adding to their family.