Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell in "The X-Factor" on Fox.

Simon Cowell returns for a new season of "The X-Factor" on Fox. With Kelly Rowland. (Fox / June 12, 2013)

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SERIES

The X Factor Simon Cowell's talent search returns for a new season, with Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. 8 p.m. Fox

Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation This new episode offers a bird's-eye view of Africa. 8 p.m. KOCE

America's Got Talent Terry Fator and Olate Dogs perform as six acts advance to the final. 9 p.m. NBC

MasterChef Gordon Ramsay crowns the winner of this cooking competition. 9 p.m. Fox

The Presidents' Gatekeepers Airing over four hours on two nights, this new special brings together all 20 living White House chiefs of staff to share their memories of what's been called the second most powerful job in the nation's capital — and the toughest. 9 p.m. Discovery

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Sugar Bear gets dressed up in a camouflage tuxedo in this new episode. 9 p.m. TLC

Royal Pains Hank (Mark Feuerstein) treats a young paleontologist (Pippa Black) who is preparing a dinosaur skeleton for auction, while Evan and Paige (Paulo Costanzo, Brooke D'Orsay) realize they need to take drastic measures to save their marriage. Reshma Shetty also stars in the season finale. 9 p.m. USA

Brains on Trial With Alan Alda In the premiere of this new series, Alda examines the potential effect advances in neuroscience could have on criminal law. 10 p.m. KOCE

Duck Dynasty A termite infestation at Duck Commander forces the guys to move their operations in this new episode. 10 p.m. A&E

SPECIALS

9/11 Remembered The firefighters of 10 House, at the base of the World Trade Center, tell their story of 9/11 in this a special (8 p.m. Discovery), and a new episode of "Nova" documents the completion of One World Trade Center in New York.  (9 p.m. KOCE). In addition, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks is commemorated by numerous specials on Discovery, CNN, Fox News, History, MSNBC and National Geographic.

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Condoleezza Rice; Michael C. Hall. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS