“THE 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS”: The new fall season kicks off in earnest this week with a deluge of series premieres. But first we celebrate the best television work of the past season. Neil Patrick Harris is our host for what could be a historic bash. For the first time, Internet-only shows are big-time contenders as Netflix crashes the party with nominations for “House of Cards” and its “Arrested Development” revival. 5 p.m. Sunday, CBS.
SUNDAY: After eight killer seasons, the groundbreaking drama, “Dexter,” comes to a close. Will our blank-faced antihero escape to Argentina, or will he pay dearly for his sins? 9 p.m., Showtime.
MONDAY: It’s time again to play musical chairs. “The Voice” kicks off Season 5 and celebrates the return of original coaches, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who are back to spar with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. 8 p.m., NBC.
MONDAY: Talk about making time stand still. The final season of “How I Met Your Mother” will take place over one very long weekend as Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) prepare for their wedding. Of course, we’ll finally get to know the “mother.” 8 p.m., CBS.
MONDAY: James Spader stars in “The Blacklist,” one of the season’s more promising dramas. He plays Raymond “Red” Reddington, a long-wanted fugitive who offers to help the FBI catch bad guys, but on one condition: He only works with rookie agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). 10 p.m., NBC.
TUESDAY: Grab the Kleenex “NCIS” fans. The new season launches with two episodes largely devoted to bidding an emotional farewell to beloved Ziva (Cote de Pablo). Sniffle. (8 p.m., CBS).
TUESDAY: The highly anticipated “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” figures to draw a sizable premiere audience – even if Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man are busy doing something else. 8 p.m., ABC.
WEDNESDAY: Yes, it’s a Springsteen song, but “Born in the USA” is also the title of the Season 2 opener of “Revolution,” which is back for more lights-out action and suspense. 8 p.m., NBC.
WEDNESDAY: “Modern Family” returns for Season 5. Are you still laughing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that the opener is an hour long. 9 p.m., ABC.
THURSDAY: As “The Big Bang Theory” launches Season 7 with back-to-back episodes, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) returns from the North Sea to find out that Sheldon and Penny (Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco) have been spending some quality time together. 8 p.m., CBS.
FRIDAY: Temperamental chef Gordon Ramsay must be doing something right because he keeps getting new shows. The latest is “MasterChef Junior,” a reality series that has him working with kid cooks and doing his best to hold his tongue. 8 p.m., Fox.
SATURDAY: This week’s Lifetime movie lesson? Don’t agree to take a college-entrance exam for a friend, because if your score isn’t high enough, you could end up dead. Thanks to “The Cheating Pact” for that one. 8 p.m., Lifetime.