Tonights premieres include a riveting episode of “Alaska State Troopers” on National Geographic and the first episode of the new season of “Nip/Tuck” on FX. Both are on at 10 p.m. You can also watch “Mary Queen of Shops” on BBC America at 9.

The NFL announced yesterday that, if the Phillies make the World Series, two November 1 football games will be moved to the NFL Network: the Giants/Eagles game and the hotly anticipated Vikings/Packers.

A&E green-lighted a pilot for a drama called “The Quickening” about a female Los Angeles police detective who’s bipolar.

Matthew Perry recently signed on to star in, co-write and executive produce a new untitled comedy about a guy that turns 40 and begins to question his small town life managing a sports arena.

Finally, Richard Harris and Alan Ruck (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) were added to ABC’s “Cougar Town,” Entertainment Weekly reported.

By the way, on this day in 1943, RCA sold off one of the two NBC radio networks. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the NBC Blue network. He renamed it the American Broadcasting Company — ABC.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston’s Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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