1) “9-1-1: Lone Star,” 8 p.m., Fox. After getting a big-platform start Sunday (after a football title game), this slides into its regular slot. In the opener, Owen (Rob Lowe, shown here) was asked to do in Austin, Texas, what he’d done in Manhattan – rebuild an entire firehouse staff after a tragedy. He hired his son and a collection of lone-wolf types; he also learned to co-exist with the EMT’s, led by Michelle (Liv Tyler). Tonight has a wave-pool tragedy, plus mercury poisoning that leaves zombie-like victims.
2) “The Bachelor,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. What reality-TV really needs, perhaps, is a whopper-size pillow fight. That’s coming tonight, apparently. Also, Peter goes line-dancing and Kelsey and Hannah Ann attempy to bury their feud. Try to remember that we’re in TV’s new golden age.
3) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. This terrific show hasn’t paid much attention to Abishola’s good-hearted son. Tonight, Bob dares to offer parenting advice. It’s not appreciated.
4) “No Passport Required” season-opener, 9 p.m., PBS. Born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden and educated in Switzerland, Austria and the U.S., Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings a global view. Over five Mondays, he’ll visit ethnic communities in different cities. Tonight, it’s the Armenians of Los Angeles.
5) “The Brain Game” opener, 9 and 10 p.m. ET, National Geographic. Here’s a new version, now a competition with Keegan-Michael Key hosting and celebrities competing. Tonight, we separately get the “Good Place” stars, Ted Danson and (battling her husband, Dax Shepard) Kristen Bell.