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This week's TV Movies
This Old House: Homeowners embark in new project, hoping to turn a two-family Victorian-era house in Cambridge, Mass., into a one-family home (Noon KOCE).
The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon (Jim Parsons) hires an attractive new assistant (Margo Harshman) who makes Amy (Mayim Bialik) very, very nervous in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).
The Vampire Diaries: In the season premiere, Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens and realizes she died with vampire blood in her system and now must become a vampire. Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Ian Somerhalder also star (8 p.m. KTLA).
Last Resort: Marcus (Andre Braugher) leads the crew on a search for three missing members that takes them to Serrat's (Sahr Ngaujah) compound and a strange demand. Autumn Reeser, Bruce Davison, Scott Speedman and Daisy Betts also star in this new episode (8p.m. ABC).
Beauty and the Beast: A police detective (Kristin Kreuk) solves crimes with help from a presumed-dead doctor (Jay Ryan) with a bizarre secret — when provoked, he transforms into a mighty supercreature — in this new updating of both the fairy tale and the late 1980s television series of the same name (9 p.m. KTLA).
Project Runway: Tim Gunn visits the final four designers' hometowns (9 p.m. Lifetime).
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The raunchy comedy returns for a new season (10 p.m. FX).
Vice presidential debate: The candidates' meet at Centre College in Danville, Ky., Martha Raddatz moderates (6 p.m. CBS; NBC; KTLA; ABC; KCAL; Fox; MyNet; KOCE; CNBC; CNN; CSPN; Fox News Channel; Fox Business; MSNBC).
Baseball: The Giants visit the Cincinnati Reds (10 a.m. TBS) (If necessary). The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Washington Nationals (1 p.m. TBS). The Baltimore Orioles visit the Yankees (4:30 p.m. TBS). The Detroit Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics (6:30 p.m. TNT) (If necessary).
College football: Arizona State at Colorado (6 p.m. ESPN)
Women's basketball: WNBA playoffs: The Indiana Fever visit the Connecticut Sun (5:30 p.m. ESPN2).