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American Dreams (NBC, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET) How many saw her emote in From Justin to Kelly? Now, Idol winner Kelly Clarkson guest-stars as singer Brenda Lee in the season opener of this nostalgic drama series.
BEST DIRECTORS IN A DOCUMENTARY SERIES
The Blue (PBS, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 9 p.m. ET) Executive producer Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood are among the top filmmakers who contributed work to this ambitious seven-night project, featuring artists such as B.B. King and Chuck D.
MOST SHOCKING CLIFFHANGER, CONTINUED
Alias (ABC, Sept. 28, 9 p.m. ET) Spy Jennifer Garner woke up to find two years had passed. As season 3 opens, boyfriend Michael Vartan has some explaining to do.
SLEAZIEST REALITY FINALES
Temptation Island (FOX, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. ET) closes with emotional fireworks at a bonfire and
Paradise Hotel (FOX, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. ET) brings back all 15 ousted guests.