Z Nation (10pm, Syfy) - In this new series, a group of survivalists, led by a former soldier, transport the only known survivor of a zombie virus across post-Apocalyptic America to a lab waiting for his blood so that they can develop a cure. But wait, there’s more. That survivor has a dark secret that could end up being a threat to those around him. The show’s creators insist this isn’t going to be like “The Walking Dead.” We’ll see. It stars Harold Perrineau and Tom Everett Scott.
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Utopia (8pm, Fox) - This screamfest of a reality show continues tonight. Considering the previous episode ended with Cary’s Chris Tuorto, the 25-year-old glass blower and chili farmer, about to get lucky with Bri in the barn (he doesn’t think there are cameras there), it’s a safe guess that tonight’s episode will at least touch on Chris awkwardly attempting to “define their relationship.” Also, I could be the last person to learn about the show’s other North Carolina connection: Roanoke Rapids native and former “American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry wrote and sings the “Utopia” theme song.
Kitchen Nightmares: Revisited (9pm, Fox) - Chef Gordon Ramsay checks in on restaurants he’s helped, including La Galleria in Boston, the Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, Mass., and Prohibition Gastropub in Everett, Washington.
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James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty (9pm, UNC-TV) - A profile of artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), who is best known for the iconic “Whistler’s Mother” painting. An art revolutionary, he pioneered the “art for art’s sake” philosophy and paved the way for the 20th century’s modern art movement. The documentary features his work, historical photographs, animation sequences, re-enactments of some of his famous works, and insights from art historians. Angelica Huston narrates and Kevin Kline gives voice to Whistler.
The Knick (10pm, Cinemax) - Barrow can alleviate a debt if he treats one of Collier’s wounded men. Meanwhile, Algernon tries a new approach to a hernia surgery, and the health of Everett and Eleanor’s baby worsens.