n "Masters of Sex" (10 p.m., Showtime; Sept. 29): This explicit, taboo-tackling period piece follows the life and times of sex-research pioneers Williams Masters and Virginia Johnson (Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan). Bottom line: It's a compelling and revelatory drama that ultimately has more than just sex on the brain. "Betrayal" (10 p.m., ABC; Sept. 29): In this soapy slog-fest, a photographer (Hannah Ware) starts an extramarital affair with a man (Stuart Townsend) who winds up facing off against her prosecutor husband (Chris J. Johnson) in a murder trial. Bottom line: Grim and dismal, this is no affair to remember. "Hello Ladies" (10:30 p.m., HBO; Sept. 29): A clueless Brit (Stephen Merchant) is transplanted to Los Angeles, where his attempts to woo women are routinely rebuffed. Bottom line: Unavailable for review.
RETURING TONIGHT "The Amazing Race" (8 p.m., CBS): This could be a bad sign: Season 23 of "The Amazing Race" begins tonight, and we're already out of breath. To the couch we go. "The Good Wife" (9 p.m. CBS): That tantalizing cliffhanger has us stoked for the new season of "The Good Wife." Now, can Alicia (Julianna Margulies) manage to keep her plans to leave the firm a secret? "Homeland" (9 p.m. Showtime): As Season 3 of "Homeland" begins, Brody (Damian Lewis) is on the lam, and Carrie (Claire Danes) is off her meds. This can't end well. "60 Minutes" (7 p.m., CBS) "Once Upon a Time" (8 p.m., ABC) "The Simpsons" (8 p.m., Fox) "Bob's Burgers" (8:30 p.m., Fox) "Family Guy" (9 p.m., Fox) "The Good Wife" (9 p.m., CBS) "Revenge" (9 p.m., ABC) "American Dad" (9:30 p.m., Fox) "The Mentalist" (10 p.m., CBS) "Eastbound & Down" (10 p.m., HBO)