Third Watch (9 p.m., NBC) begins its new season with an episode featuring New York City rescue personnel telling their stories of Sept. 11 On Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS), Robert accidentally loses Ray's wedding ring down a hotel room grate. Angel's body is taken over by a being intent on eternal youth on Angel (9 p.m., WB). Minute by Minute (9 p.m., A&E) chronicles the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Masterpiece Theatre American Collection (check local listings, PBS) opens a new season with an adaptation of Eudora Welty's "The Ponder Heart," starring Peter MacNicol as a wealthy man who wants to give away his fortune. Martha Coolidge directs. The I Love Lucy 50 Greatest Laughs Marathon (9 p.m., TV Land) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic sitcom, which debuted on Oct. 15, 1951. TV Land will show the first episode aired ("The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub") with its original rarely seen opening credits.
Redskins at Cowboys (9 p.m., ABC)
Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Julianna Margulies, Macy Gray
David Letterman (CBS) Heather Graham, John Mellencamp
Jay Leno (NBC) Heather Locklear
Politically Incorrect (ABC) James Marsters, Tavis Smiley
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Thomas Gibson
All times Eastern unless noted.