Pamela Smart in a scene from the movie "Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart"

A media circus is documented in "Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart"on HBO. (Sundance Institute / Sundance Institute / November 26, 2013)

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SERIES

Running Wild With Bear Grylls Tom Arnold — who credits his low-carb diet for his losing 100 pounds — will have his fitness put to the test in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Switched at Birth Excitement over the commencement exercises is muted when news breaks about Carlton. Daphne's (Katie Leclerc) past, throwing her future into doubt. Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett and Vanessa Marano also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. Family

Dora and Friends: Into the City! In the premiere of this animated new series, Dora — of "Dora the Explorer" fame — is now a bit older and wiser as she and her friends help find a lost puppies. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

America's Next Top Model The 21st round of the unscripted series begins with another "Guys and Girls" competition. Host Tyra Banks shares the judging panel with Kelly Cutrone and J. Alexander, and viewers also will get to weigh in. 9 p.m. KTLA

The Real Housewives of Orange County The unscripted series ends its season. 9 p.m. Bravo

The Fosters Concerned that Rita (Rosie O'Donnell) and the foster group home are in need of support, Callie (Maia Mitchell) turns to her wealthy foster father (Kerr Smith) for help in this new episode. 9 p.m. Family

Dallas The questions on everyone's mind as the nighttime soap returns for its midseason premiere is who tried to burn down Southfork Ranch and who will survive that conflagration. Josh Henderson, Emma Bell and Julie Gonzalo star. 9 p.m. TNT

Under the Dome Barbie (Mike Vogel) needs his father's (guest star Brett Cullen) help in communicating with Julia (Rachelle Lefevre), but Dad may have a lot more information on the Dome than Barbie expected. Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Nicholas Strong and Karla Crome also star in this new episode. 10 p.m. CBS

MOVIES

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart When 22-year-old Pamela Smart stood trial 23 years ago for plotting the murder of her husband, Gregory, the case — which became the first fully televised, gavel-to-gavel court trial — helped set the stage for the birth of reality TV. Jeremiah Zagar's 2014 documentary incorporates new interviews with Smart, who was convicted, and others close to the case to explore how the exhaustive coverage affected courtroom procedure and sentencing. 9 p.m. HBO

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Author Daniel J. Levitin. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS