TV This Week for Sept. 19th – 25th

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“The Great Food Truck Race,” the reality competition that gives new meaning to “meals on wheels,” rolls into New York City for its season finale, and host Tyler Florence will be there to tip the winning team a tidy $50,000. (Food, 9 p.m.)

She won “American Idol,” starred in her own TV-movie bio-pic, trod the boards on Broadway and has endured enough personal travails to rival an R&B diva twice her age. She’s Fantasia Barrino, back for a second season of “Fantasia for Real.” (VH1, 10 p.m.)


You could go “Dancing With the Stars” as the series returns for its 11th go-round. Or you could learn about Israel “Cachao” López, the late Cuban bassist who almost single-handedly invented the mambo, on “American Masters.” (ABC, 8 p.m.; KCET, 9 p.m.)


Remember “JAG,” the action drama that ran for, well, forever? Then you may recall that “JAG” begat “NCIS,” starring Mark Harmon, below, which begat “NCIS: Los Angeles.” The latter two shows return with new episodes. (CBS, 8 p.m.; 9 and 10 p.m.)


There’s a mini-“Raymond” reunion in store on “The Middle,” the hit “Modern Family” returns fresh from its comedy win at the Emmys, and Courteney Cox welcomes former “Friends” gal-pal Jennifer Aniston to “Cougar Town.” (ABC, 8, 9 and 9:30 p.m.)


Double your pleasure: Anna Torv, below, is back as FBI agent Olivia Dunham — and her red-headed, leather-jacketed, alt-universe doppelgänger “Fauxlivia” — on the third-season premiere of the mind-bendingly awesome sci-fi series “Fringe.” (Fox, 9 p.m.)


“Smallville” — the coming-of-age drama/origin story about an orphaned alien named Kal-El, who became Kansas farm boy Clark Kent, and then grew up to be the Man of Steel — begins its 10th and final season. Tom Welling stars. (KTLA, 8 p.m.)


Think your job’s tough? Try giving total strangers the ax like George Clooney in the timely 2009 dramedy “Up in the Air,” or dismantling bombs in Baghdad like Jeremy Renner in the Oscar-winning 2009 Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker.” (HBO, 8 and 11:15 p.m.; Showtime, 8 p.m.)