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TV highlights: The 2014 NFL season kicks off on NBC


Project Runway: Tim Gunn, right, consults designer Amanda Valentine in a challenge in which contestants are asked to create an outfit inspired by a piece of Chopard jewelry. (Barbara Nitke/Lifetime)

Sunday night football on NBC opens the season on a Thursday night with the one-hour prepper “NFL Kickoff 2014” (NBC at 7:30 p.m.) that has Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott and Tony Dungy discussing the upcoming season before the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers at 8:30. Pharrell Williams performs live during the kickoff special.

“Great Performances at the Met” (MPT at 8) presents Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana, a young Russian who is rebuffed by the object of her affection, Eugene Onegin (Mariusz Kwiecien).

Three Paladins enter enemy territory while the Dark Army prepares an attack on “The Quest” (ABC at 8).

The remaining designers use a piece of Chopard jewelry as their inspiration for an ensemble and are treated with a trip to the Met with Tim on “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9). Caroline Scheufele, co-president of Chopard, guest judges.

“Extreme Guide to Parenting” (Bravo at 9:30) addresses parent-child attachment and introduces us to a mother who breastfeeds her child “on demand” and refuses to vaccinate her 16-month-old.

Nessa is offered a deal with a Palestinian businessman regarding the cabling initiative in the Middle East and thus discovers the real terms of her release from captivity eight years earlier on “The Honorable Woman” (Sundance at 10).

Lina and Russ go on a date in their old neighborhood while AJ and Bernie take a troublesome detour on the way to a gentlemen’s club on “Married” (FX at 10).

Riki and Kate trade hair colors to see the real difference between being a blonde or brunette on “Garfunkel and Oates” (IFC at 10).

Jimmy meets Gretchen’s parents for the first time on “You’re the Worst” (FX at 10:30).

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central at 11) plays host to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

Actor and comedian Larry David comes to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with model Gisele Bundchen and music from Jeezy featuring Future.

Actor Steve Buscemi and Australian motorsport driver Will Power are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35)

Actress Taraji P. Henson stops by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with musical guest Hunter Hayes.

Rachel Lubitz

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