TV's Best Bets for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

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2 p.m.

ESPN

NASCAR Racing

Kansas Speedway is the site of the Hollywood Casino 400, the sixth race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will be among the contenders duking it out on the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, hoping to hold their places or move up in the Chase standings. Johnson dominated this race a year ago, leading 197 of 272 laps in scoring his second victory of 2011.

7:30 p.m.

FOX

The Cleveland Show

Kanye West provides the voice of a rap star named Kenny West in the season premiere. Cleveland confronts Kenny about failing to share the credit for a hit they created together, then learns he's in a secret society of hip-hop stars that includes Nicki Minaj, will.i.am and others (guest voicing themselves). On another musical front, after not making the school marching band, Cleveland Jr. starts one of his own -- a polka ensemble -- in "Menace II Secret Society."

8 p.m.

PBS

Call the Midwife

A baby girl, recently delivered by Jenny (Jessica Raine), is snatched from her carriage, causing great anguish to her family and uniting the local community as they search for the missing child. Also in this new episode, Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) witnesses another type of loss as she assists soon-to-be parents David and Margaret. Newly married and excited about their future, everything is put in jeopardy when Margaret develops eclampsia.

8 p.m.

COM

Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs

Jon Stewart hosts this benefit at the Beacon Theatre in New York featuring performances, sketches and films from a roster of comedy all-stars including Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen. The special raises funds for autism programs, schools and services.

8:20 p.m.

NBC

NFL Football

Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati is the scene as two AFC North foes go at it when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Bengals. In his second season as the starter, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will try to solve the vaunted Steelers defense. Cincy lost both games against Pittsburgh last season, including a 35-7 rout in Week 13.

10:01 p.m.

ABC

666 Park Avenue

When Henry (Dave Annable) discovers that Gavin (Terry O'Quinn) is under investigation for suspicious transactions, he's forced to make a tough choice. Jane (Rachael Taylor) has her own difficult decision to make after learning the identity of the thief at The Drake. An eerie apparition resurfaces with a warning. Nona (Samantha Logan) has some troubling visions about Henry in the new episode "Hero Complex."

10:30 p.m.

CBS

The Mentalist

After Rigsby's (Owain Yeoman) father, Steve (William Forsythe), is found injured at the scene of a crime, Patrick (Simon Baker) and the team try to determine if he was caught in the middle of a small-town gang war in the new episode "Blood Feud." Pruitt Taylor Vince ("Deadwood") and Max Martini ("Revenge") also guest star.

12 a.m.

ESPN2

NASCAR Racing

Kansas Speedway is the site of the Hollywood Casino 400, the sixth race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will be among the contenders duking it out on the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, hoping to hold their places or move up in the Chase standings. Johnson dominated this race a year ago, leading 197 of 272 laps in scoring his second victory of 2011.

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