1) “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector” debut, 8 p.m. NBC. This started with Jeffrey Deaver’s novel: A paralyzed police detective hires a cop to do his on-scene work. That became a 1999 movie with two Oscar-winners – Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Now it’s a series with Russell Hornsby (shown here in an early scene, before Rhyme’s injury) and Arielle Kebbel. The opening and closing scenes are way too nasty; in between, however, this is a good start, with understated dialog and a solid story.
2) “Country Music,” 9-11 p.m., PBS. The first chapter of Ken Burns gem saw record producers discover the music that flowed through rural America. Now we see that sound grow during the Depression and World War II. Nashville becomes its centerpoint; the Grand Ole Opry thrives, with Roy Acuff as its star. We also see influences that put “western” into the country-and-western sound. Bob Wills brought the high-energy Texas swing; Gene Autry and others popularized the singing cowboy.
3) “Hopelessly in Love,” 7 and 9 p.m., Lifetime. Yes, show-business love can seem hopeless. First is a rerun about the romance of Lisa “Lefty Eye” Lopes (of the TLC pop group) and pro-football star Andre Rison; it sometimes resumed, even after she started a fire that burned down his mansion. Then is a new film about the marriage of music stars Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. He was shot to death at 24, Lopes died in a car crash at 30;they left passionate stories behind.
4) “Magnum P.I.,” 9 p.m., CBS. Magnum and his pal TC really don’t seem like efficiency experts. Now they have to pose as ones, after a corporate manager is killed, leaving an office full of suspects.
5) “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. When a cop kills himself, his widow blames Frank (Tom Selleck), the police commissioner. Meanwhile, his daughter and daughter-in-law (Erin and Eddie) link to solve a case. Also, Luis Delgado (Lou Diamond Phillips) says he won’t testify unless his sons are protected.