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8 PM on Channel 4

The 38th Annual CMA Awards

Expect more than a few chants of "Hell, yeah!" as the yearly country music ceremony is staged again at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The line is the refrain of the huge hit "Redneck Woman" by relative newcomer Gretchen Wilson, one of the most-nominated artists and a scheduled performer here. Brooks & Dunn host the event; Toby Keith, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney are among the other stars slated to perform. 709170
8 PM on Channel 29

The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best

Known for his adventurous spirit, British tycoon Richard Branson brings others along on an around-the-world trek as this unscripted series premieres with a two-hour episode. He puts the 16 young entrepreneurs in many of the same situations that brought him to his current station in life, then observes their responses and determines who will continue on with him to the next destination. (TVPG) HDTV31064, 17064
8 PM on Channel 17


When did the history of America really begin? Although many historians have traced it back to the arrival of big-game hunters during the Ice Age, more recent determinations peg it even earlier than that. The new episode "America's Stone Age Explorers" examines the theory that the first Americans arrived via skin boats from Europe instead of Asia, a contention that has sparked an archaeological controversy. (TVG) 75314
8 PM on Channel 49

Gilmore Girls

Emily and Richard (Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann) throw a party for Rory (Alexis Bledel), who soon catches onto the fact that they're seeking a suitable husband for her, in the "The Party's Over." Dean (Jared Padalecki) feels out of place at the event -- and in Rory's life -- when he comes to pick her up. The dinner Luke (Scott Patterson) prepares for Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is ruined by another couple's arguing. (TVPG) HDTV1781064

Wild West Tech

Revolutionary when it was introduced, one of the Old West's most popular weapons is showcased as this series opens a new season with "Six Shooter." A variety of people, from a teenager to a priest, had their hands in the development of the gun -- which ultimately earned manufacturer Smith & Wesson a fortune in sales. David Carradine becomes the show's host here. (TVPG) 3444286
9 PM on Channel 49

One Tree Hill

A slumber party turns into a big night of revelations by host Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) and guests Brooke, Peyton and Anna (Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Daniella Alonso) in the "Truth, Bitter Truth." Nathan (James Lafferty) tells Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) startling family news as they travel to an away game. Karen and Andy (Moira Kelly, guest star Kieren Hutchison) get closer. HDTV1701828

I Hate My Job

If you're dissatisfied with your station in life, the Rev. Al Sharpton doesn't want to hear about it -- unless it serves the purposes of his unscripted series. The premiere episode, "Proving Ground," finds former presidential candidate Sharpton using his own experiences and his particular brand of "encouragement" to make eight men realize their own potential and not settle for being in their ruts. (TVPG) 915151