Vice Presidential Debate, 9 p.m., everywhere
Smackdown! Brawl! Slugfest! Full Nelson! Pundits are predicting that Biden will come out swinging in an effort to undo some of the damage his boss’ understated performance last week did to the Obama campaign. I am simply hoping that there will be another pop culture reference that will blow up Twitter. I love that. (Make sure you follow Patch’s live blog of the debate and offer your 2 cents on who is beating whom.)
The X Factor, 8 p.m., Fox
Judges’ houses, part II. The Voice is kicking X Factor’s butt this season, IMHO.
Last Resort, 8 p.m., ABC
Three-quarters of the way through last week’s episode, my 11-year-old announced, “This show rocks.” He is not wrong. And now I finally understand who the beat up folks in the back of the van are – the missing crewmembers. Tonight, “As Marcus and the crew search for three missing members, they discover Serrat's compound and receive an ominous demand; Adm. Shepard and Kylie have a clandestine meeting.”