1) “Avenue 5” (10 p.m., HBO) and “Miracle Workers: Dark Ages” (10:15 p.m. ET, TBS and TNT) debuts. For fans of droll, dark comedy, it’s a great night. In a new show from the “Veep” creator, HBO has Hugh Laurie as captain of a tourist space ship … or as someone posing as captain of a ship which is now wandering off-course. And TBS has an almost-new comedy (shown here): The stars (Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, etc.) and creator of “Miracle Workers” go to Medieval times, with hilarious results.
2) Football, 3:05 p.m ET, CBS, and 6:40 p.m., Fox. Today, we learn who will be in the Super Bowl. First, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans; then the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers, in a game of comeback kings: Last year, the Packets were 6-9-1, the 49ers were 4-12; this year, they’re each 14-3.
3) Screen Actors Guild awards. 8-10:15 p.m. ET on TNT (rerunning at 10:55) and TBS. Lots of awards go to movie and TV stars, plus a career one for Rober De Niro. You can also spend the day sampling that career, via two Martin Scorsese films — “Casino” (1995) at 9:52 a.m. on Starz and “The Irishman” any time on Netflix. The latter has SAG nominations for Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and the ensemble.
4) “9-1-1: Lone Star” debut, after football, Fox. This starts with a disaster – a spectacular one –in Austin, Texas. And then? Officials go to New York, where a captain (Rob Lowe) rebuilt his squad after Sept. 11; they ask him to do the same in Texas. His new team – his son, plus lots of lone-wolf types – links with Liv Tyler’s EMT’s; it’s an overcrowded but entertaining hour, nudging the show to its regular slot on Mondays.
5) And more: Last week brought the two-hour debuts of two shows – Stephen King’s “The Outsider” on HBO and the splendid “Sanditon” on PBS. Both are at 9 p.m. today, with key shows afterward: At 10 p.m., PBS launches the mystery “Vienna Blood”; at 10:30, HBO starts the 10th season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” … more than two years after the ninth season ended.