A birthday celebration at a cop bar takes an ugly turn for the gang when, instead of ducking away from an out-of-control pinata basher, the partygoers must instead seek cover from a barrage of bullets. The shooting appears to be a robbery, but Shawn thinks that someone was actually targeting Lassiter. The case may not be a piece of cake to solve, though, as the guys come up with a pretty hefty list of suspects.
For many folks, the first day on the job means following around the person who's training you. For Tess Fontana (Jaime Ray Newman), the first day at the helm of Global Dynamics has the good doctor doing everything she can to keep Eureka from becoming a year-round winter resort. Fan favorite Matt Frewer resurfaces as Taggart.
* JAY-Z: Live From Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call (9/8c Fuse)
On a solemn day of remembrance such as this, here's to the power of music to help soften the blow, soothe unsettled senses and aid those impacted by tragedy. Hip-hop artist Jay-Z taps into this comforting sonic potency tonight, performing a live 9/11 charity event at New York City's Madison Square Garden on the eighth anniversary of the tragedy. Raised funds benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. And kudos to FUSE for airing the show without commercials.
* 20/20 (10/9c ABC)
It has been two and a half months since Michael Jackson died, but the story certainly hasn't been put to rest yet. Tonight Barbara Walters puts her imprint on it when she interviews the King of Pop's sister La Toya, who talks about both Michael's life and his death. Incidentally, this is the venerable ABC newsmagazine's official season opener - the 32nd if you're counting.
* Hotel Ground Zero (10/9c The History Channel)
There are still so many stories surrounding the 9/11 attacks, some yet to be told. This hour chronicles the story of the devastation to the Marriott WTC hotel and what happened to survivors, victims and rescue workers. Photographer Bill Biggart was taking pictures even as the second tower collapsed and soon took his life. The final images from his camera, recovered in the debris in the aftermath, are included.