Nova: First Air War (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Nova looks at the evolution of warplanes during World War I, when in the space of just a few years, planes graduated from rickety biplanes to efficient killing machines.
Also on tonight . . .
The Goldbergs (8:30 p.m., ABC) – Pops ( George Segal) moves in with the Goldbergs after being evicted from his apartment for starting a fire.
Alaska Monsters (9 p.m., Animal Planet) – A new series chronicling the adventures of a team of “monster hunters.” The first episode takes them to Central Alaska to investigate reports of an 800-pound Bigfoot. In a second episode at 10, they look for a massive wolf that folklore claims can bite off the heads of its victims.
Never miss a local story.
American Pickers (9 p.m., History) – The 7th season features some treasure-picking in Virginia.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (10 p.m., FX) – Tonight we’ll learn who the ghost of Edward Mordrake takes back to the afterworld with him. My money’s on Dell. Also, Maggie and Jimmy have a run-in with Twisty the Clown.
Nashville (10 p.m., ABC) – Rayna is nominated for several CMA Awards, but she and Luke are rivals in the top category.