Playing it to the bone

Last season's final episode of "Bones" was designed as a finale, which means the long-running dramedy's reprieve offers a chance for a reboot. The series picks up six months later with the now-married Brennan and Booth being forced back into the field after a high-profile murder. 7 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9

Ace of spades

"The Blacklist" may not be the water-cooler talker it once was, but James Spader continues to enchant in this season opener, especially in a scene where he's so charming to a maid whom he's about to lock in the bathroom that she practically swoons. How Spader was left off the list of Emmy-nominated actors this year may be the show's most confounding mystery. 8 p.m. KARE, Ch. 11

Piece of cake

Skip the dessert cart and order instead the new competition series "Sugar Showdown," a calorie-free treat in which bakers see who can whip up the most tantalizing confections. Your doctor will thank you later. 8 p.m. Cooking Channel

Neal Justin