1) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” return, 9 p.m., NBC. After a seven-week pause, this odd delight steps into a new night, with Zoey(shown here in a previous episode) in a funk. She worries about a brother she likes, a co-worker she dislikes and friends who are opening a restaurant. She worries a lot; that happens when you can hear people’s thoughts via pop songs. She also clings to a sweet memory of her late father. But for all the gloom, this hour also has a large and joyous song-and-dance number and a great ending.
2) “City on a Hill” season-opener, 10 p.m., Showtime. Jackie Rohr keeps skirting near extinction. He has a big mouth – simultaneously crude, clever, profaneand racist – and a small conscience. An FBI agent in Boston, he’s an artifact of old values. And as played by Kevin Bacon, he’s one of TV’s best characters. Jackie starts this season with a woman, drugs and a fresh crisis. Soon, he collides with his wife and an earnest young prosecutor, superbly played by Jill Hennessy and Aldis Hodge.
3) “The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m., AMC; rerunning at 11:02 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. Here’s the opposite of the verbal fireworks on Showtime. This entire hour has only three characters (plus a dog and some random zombies), each of them stoic and understated. Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road (literally). Their subsequent adventures illustrate the importance of a jackknife and a good mousetrap.
4) “American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. Here’s the first chance for the contestants to work with a band. That will continue Monday; by the end of the night, judges should have their final 24. Next week, “Idol” has two nights (including duets with celebrities) to see who advances to the live shows.
5) ALSO: CBS has basketball tournament games at 2:10 and 5 p.m. ET. Then TBS takes over, at 7:15 and 9:45 ET; for the first time in three weeks, CBS has new episodes of “The Equalizer,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” Also, PBS has the AARP’s “Movies for Grownups” awards at 8 p.m. and Lifetime wraps up its movies based on V.C. Andrews’ Ruby novels. The first three rerun at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; at 8, “Hidden Jewel” has Ruby trying to keep her daughter from learning dark secrets.