Selfie (8pm, ABC) - In this new sitcom, a self-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep who is megapopular on social media needs help making friends and being liked in real life, so she turns to a marketing genius for tutelage. The first four minutes are pretty rough, but after that, it’s a lot of fun. This one shows great promise. Read the full review of “Selfie.”
Finding Your Roots (8pm, UNC-TV) - Tonight, Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo learn more about their family histories. Jeter investigates his ancestors’ lives as slaves; King discovers that her grandmother was an orphan; and Lobo finds that an ancestor was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals.
Manhattan Love Story (8:30pm, ABC) - A New York City native is set up with a small-town woman in the opener of this new rom-com sitcom examining the thoughts of a young couple as they begin their relationship. Analeigh Tipton’s adorable Meg Ryan vibe is the best thing going for this one. Read the full review off “Manhattan Love Story.”
Makers: Women in Comedy (9pm, UNC-TV) - The Season 2 premiere details the rise of women in the world of comedy and features Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Mo’Nique and Lily Tomlin.
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The Mindy Project (9:30pm, Fox) - Mindy’s tax woes could jeopardize the future of the practice, so she concocts a scheme to obtain Cliff’s legal assistance to bail her out.
Frontline : League of Denial (10pm, UNC-TV) - A rerun of Frontline’s excellent examination of the NFL’s response to football-inflicted concussions, including the league’s attempts to refute scientific evidence linking on-field concussions to early-onset dementia and brain damage.
Forever (10pm, ABC) - Henry and Jo investigate a series of deaths that were caused by an expensive anti-aging potion.
Happyland (11pm, MTV) - This new series, built around the employees of an amusement park, focuses on a young woman raised by her single mom (who plays the princess at the park) but who wants more than the theme park has to offer.