Prohibition (8pm, UNC-TV) - Part 1 of Ken Burns' three-part history of the prohibition era (1920-33) opens with the start of the temperance movement in the 19th century under the stewarship of such leaders as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Carry Nation. Also, the Anti-Saloon League, which pushed for a constitutional amendment that would ban the sale and manufacture of alcohol. Timing for this is great, with the popularity now of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
The Hunt for the I-5 Killer (8pm, Lifetime) - A movie based on the true story of a detective (John Corbett) who connects numerous murders and sexual assaults along Interstate 5, which runs through California, Washington, and Oregon.
The Good Wife (9pm, CBS) - Alicia navigates the finer points of English law when she tries a civil case in a British court via satellite and goes up against a queen's councilman, played by Eddie Izzard.
Breaking Bad (10pm, AMC) - Things are getting crazy and tonight's episode is a real adreneline kick. A homebound Hank leans on Gomez to explore one final lead on Gus, as Walt scrambles to protect his family. Meanwhile, Jesse gets some disturbing news and races to confront Walt. Next week's episode is the season finale and I can't even make a guess about what might happen. Is this the greatest television show ever?
Boardwalk Empire (9pm, HBO) - Despite being publicly embarrassed by legal trouble, Nucky's biggest concern may be holding on to his private army in the battle for control over Atlantic City.
Dexter (9pm, Showtime) - In the sixth season premiere, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) shows up at his 20th high school reunion with the intention of confronting the former prom king. Elsewhere, an investigation into a heinous murder with religious overtones leads Dexter to ponder spiritual matters and wonder about his son's legacy. And an unexpected situation results in Debra becoming a hero. More info on Season 6 and tonight's episode.
Homeland (10pm, Showtime) - In the pilot for this new political thriller (filmed in Charlotte), a marine (Damian Lewis) is rescued after eight years as a POW in Afghanistan returns home a war hero. But CIA operative (Claire Danes) suspects he may actually be an enemy agent with a connection to Al Qaeda and part of a plan to commit a terrorist act on U.S. soil. Here's my review.
Pan Am (10pm, ABC) - Kate and Laura are surprised when their mom boards the plane on a flight headed to Paris. Meanwhile, Maggie deals with the unwanted attentions of an aggressive passenger, and Dean tries to track down some leads on Bridget.
Hung (10pm, HBO) - In the Season 3 premiere, Ray and Tanya get creative to find financing when they hatch an idea to relaunch a proven product. Watch the Season 3 trailer.
How to Make it in America (10:30pm, HBO) - In the second season premiere, Ben and Cam look for a way to market their CRISP attire in New York after a promising debut in Tokyo. If you need to get in the mood, a special mixtape for the show is streaming here.