1) “Better Things,” 10 and 10:46 p.m., FX; repeating at 11:21 and 12:07 and 12:42 and 1:25. This is one of TV’s best shows – once you get used to it. It has subtle, scattered moments in the random life of Sam Fox (Pam Adlon, right, who also writes, directs and produces), her three daughters and mom (they’re shown here) and more. The openers bring a genealogy jolt, a black-out, a dreaded job and more. There’s a crisis coming later, but mostly this is about life’s better and lesser things.
2) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. And here is the more-standard sort of comedy, complete with a studio audience to laugh at the jokes. Fortunately, the jokes tend to be good and the characters are likable. Now the newlyweds decide they want to have a baby. In this family (and this workplace) that means everyone will have a comment.
3) “NCIS,” 9 p.m., CBS. Occasionally, this show steps back from its action heroes and focuses on the lab folks. That happens tonight, when Jimmy and Kasie are exposed to a biotoxin. They’re in isolation, with minds drifting and bodies deteriorating, while others seek a suspect who may have the antidote.
4) “Killing Eve” and “Ragdoll,” 9 and 10 p.m., AMC. Here’s a second chance at two stylish dramas. It’s the “Eve” season-opener that aired Sunday on BBC America, a detour that has Villanelle (the terrific Jodie Comer) turn to religion. Then is the start of the “Ragdoll” six-parter that aired on AMC+. Gruesome crimes are juxtaposed with darkly clever dialog – with random humor often aimed at Lucy Hale as an oversharing American working as a London cop.
5) “Murdoch Mysteries” season-opener, any time, www.acorn.tv. This gentle show reflects another time (early 20th century) and place (Toronto). But in a change, the season starts with an overcrowded, two-week tale, juggling four stories as Murdoch tries to rescue an ex-lover and the son he didn’t know about. This same episode aired Saturday on the Ovation channel; you could catch the first part tonight and the conclusion Saturday.