1. BET Awards (BET, Sunday, 8 p.m.) Honoring the likes of Maze and the Rev. Al Sharpton, this show is as much about the performances as the awards.
2. “Falling Skies” (TNT, Sunday, 9 p.m.) Noah Wyle saves the world with a machine gun instead of a scalpel.
3. “The Newsroom” (HBO, Sunday, 10 p.m.) Jeff Daniels as a not terribly likable cable news anchor who decides to try honesty.
4. “Longmire” (AE, Sunday, 10 p.m.) Slow-talking, fast-thinking lawman in the modern-day West.
5. “Rizzoli Isles” (TNT, Monday, 9 p.m.) Female cop team that’s neurotic in the best ways.
6. “Bunheads” (ABC Family, Monday, 9 p.m.) Sutton Foster as a cool and hilarious semi-grownup in a world of semi-kids.
7. “Jewish Soldiers in Blue Gray” (Ch. 21, Wednesday, 7 p.m.) Fascinating and often somber look at the tough path walked by Jews around the Civil War.
8. “Anger Management” (FX, Thursday, 9 p.m.) The new Charlie Sheen sitcom, which turns out to be more than somewhat funny.
9. “Awkward” (MTV, Thursday, 10:30 p.m.) Ashley Rickards walks the cool/nerd line as well as anyone on teen TV.
10. “The Walking Dead” marathon (AMC, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.) The new season doesn’t start until October, but the dead are hungry now, darn it, so here are all the episodes from the first two seasons.