Road trip

Two of TV's best sitcoms get supersized for their season premieres. First, it's an hour of "The Middle" (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), with the family going camping and bumping into Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton's TV hubby from "Everybody Loves Raymond." Then it's back-to-back episodes of "Modern Family" (8 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), starting with an excursion to a dude ranch.

Law and a new order

"Harry's Law" (8 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11) returns with much needed diversity. Karen Olivo, who won a Tony for her work in "West Side Story," joins the cast as a lawyer with the guts to stand up to Kathy Bates. Brittany Snow will slowly be eased out of the show.

New blood

Can "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11) survive without cast member Christopher Meloni? The franchise has done without its major stars before, but this one will be particularly tough to pull off, considering Meloni had been with the show for a whopping 272 episodes. Kelli Giddish joins the show in this season premiere.