The Major League Baseball playoffs don't actually get going until Tuesday, but there's a playoff for the playoffs tonight.
TBS will telecast an American League tiebreaker at 6 p.m. The Texas Rangers host the Tampa Bay Rays, with the winner advancing to face the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wildcard Game on Wednesday.
Elsewhere on TV ...
NFL (6:25 p.m., ESPN): Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The older wedding guests are driving Barney and Robin crazy.
Dancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The competition continues.
The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The blind auditions continue.
Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A gang members is murdered.
We Are Men (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Premiere of this really terrible sitcom. (You can read more about this in a separate story on this blog.)
2 Broke Girls (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Max and Caroline fight over a smartphone.
Genealogy Roadshow (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The show makes a stop in Detroit.
Sleepy Hollow (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The Sandman infiltrates Abbie's dreams.
iHeartradio Music Festival, Night 1 (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Performers include J. Cole, Elton John, Fun, Muse, Katy Perry, Queen & Adam Lambert, Robin Thicke, Tiesto and Keith Urban.
Women's college volleyball (8 p.m., FCS): Southern Utah at Northern Arizona
Mom (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Bonnie and Christy have put aside their differences to deal with a family crisis.
Hostages (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): There are consequences for Ellen's disobedience.
Castle (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Castle has less than 24 hours to live after he's exposed to a toxin.
The Blacklist (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Red and Liz go under cover to stop an assassin known as The Freelancer.
Independent Lens - Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): This is a fascinating documentary about Arnel Pineda - a Filipino singer who members of Journey found on the Internet and made their new lead singer. (You can read more about this in a separate story on this blog.)
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