“The Odd Couple” season-opener, 9:30 p.m., CBS.
This comedy is often
overlooked by critics, by viewers ... and by the network itself. Last
season, CBS kept it on the shelf until April; now, however, it's a
key part of the return to four-comedy Mondays.
rarely shows the wit of “Big Bang Theory,” “Mom” or even
“Life in Pieces.” Still, it's quick and slick and jokey. Tonight,
Oscar (Matthew Perry) has romantic plans with Charlotte (Teri
Hatcher). But Felix is distraught while his girlfriend is away; it
becomes friendship vs. romance.
II: “Jane the Virgin” season-opener, 9 p.m., CW.
Over its first two
seasons, “Jane” has drawn a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe (for
it's terrific star, Gina Rodriguez) and praise (plus three Television
Critics Association nominations) from critics. It hasn't, however,
had many viewers. Maybe that can change, now that it's nestled behind
Tonight, Jane learns
that Michael was shot. Then there's evil Petra: Her more-evil twin
has poisoned her and assumed her identity; the twin pretends to help
the investigation ... but soon draws suspicion.
ALTERNATIVE: “POV,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Here is a film that
tells us a little about a Chinese protester ... and a lot about China
itself. The government goes to extremes to silence and detain her and
Ye Haiyan (known as
Hooligan Sparrow) mixed humor and rage, while protesting the
treatment of sex workers. Like her, filmmaker Nanfu Wang grew up in
rural poverty in China; she returned there and filmed a protest ... a
principal accused of raping six girls. Officials attacked the
protesters; Sparrow, 38, and her buoyant daughter, 13, were detained
and chased. At times, this feels like a warped thriller.
Dead,” 6 p.m. to midnight, AMC. Over the next five nights, AMC has
reruns from 6 p.m. to at least midnight. That gets even busier over
the weekend, leading into the season-opener at 9 p.m. Sunday. Tonight
starts in the middle of the second season, with Rick and Glenn
searching for Hershel.
(NBC) and “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), 8-10 p.m.. Tonight and
Tuesday, “Voice” has the second half of its “battles,” with
teammates trying to outdo each other in a duet. Meanwhile, “Stars”
is back to business, after having a no-elimination night last week.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. Can the Amy/Sheldon relationship survive
cohabitation? Last week, when her place was unavailable, they agreed
to share an apartment and (platonically) a bed. But what happens when
your boyfriend is also the world's most persnickety roommate? We'll
“2 Broke Girls,”
9 p.m., CBS. Now that they've turned the diner into a dessert bar,
Max and Caroline are hoping for upscale customers. Those hopes are
dashed when an arm-wrestling team arrives.
p.m., Fox. It's a busy timefor Chloe the cop. She works with Lucifer
to find someone who poisoned two young Los Angeles transplants; she
also goes out for drinks with Maze, who seems to be offering
friendship ... but may have a scheme.
p.m., NBC. Enough of the dark journeys of the first two weeks, when
we visited the Hindenburg disaster and the Abraham Lincoln
assassination. Now we're in the Rat Pack era of 1962 Las Vegas, where
Rufus meets his old mentor. Meanwhile, Lucy's personal life is
10:01 p.m., ABC. What happens if a bad person is convicted for the
wrong reasons? The team may re-open the case of someone convicted of
bombing a mosque.