1) “L.A.’s Finest” debut, 8 p.m., Fox. The fall TV season gets off to a quick, slick start. “Finest” – which aired previously on the Spectrum system – is descended from the “Bad Boys” film and has a big-movie look. Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba (shown here) play police detectives. The opener has clever dialog and big chase scenes and shoot-em-ups – so big that the show often strains believability.
2) “Manhunt: Deadly Games,” 10 p.m., CBS. Like “L.A.’s Finest,” this is from Spectrum; sharply directed by Emmy-winner Michael Dinner, it has a movie look. And unlike “Finest,” it has subtlety. We meet Richard Jewell and his mother, perfectly played by Cameron Britton and Judith Light. He’s a security guard at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Soon, events turn him into a hero and then a suspect.
3) Football, 8:15 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN. The Las Vegas Chargers (5-11 last season) host the New Orleans Saints (13-3 last year). Both teams won their openers – the Chargers 34-30 over the Panthers, the Saints 34-23 over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs. On ABC, the game bumps “Dancing With the Stars” to Tuesday.
4) “Filthy Rich” debut, 9 p.m., FX. Margaret and Eugene (Kim Cattrall and Gerald McRaney) have an evangelism empire, piles of money and a family – son, daughter and daughter-in-law – that’s terribly telegenic. What could go wrong? A lot, of course; this soap-style drama – originally planned for spring and summer, then delayed – keeps pouring on excess. It’s fairly entertaining, in a mindless way.
5) “Bang,” any time, www.acorn.tv. When “Bang” arrived in 2017, it was the story of an ambitious cop and her troubled brother, who had come across a gun; the result won Wales’ award for best TV series. Now it’s finally back for a second season. The cop probes the murders of men involved with an unsettled rape case from a decade ago; her brother is released from prison and trying to go straight.