Olive Kitteridge (9 p.m ., HBO) - Tonight we get the first two parts of a four-part mini-series based on the wonderful, Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout book, “Olive Kitteridge.” The series, starring Frances McDormand as the acerbic Olive and Richard Jenkins as her patient husband Henry, spans 25 years in a small Maine town. Expect great things. The final two parts air on Monday at 9 p.m.
Also on tonight . . .
NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) - Chapel Hill writer Krista Bremer talks to host D.G. Martin about her book, “My Accidental Jihad.”
A Chef’s Life (7:30 p.m., UNC-TV) - Vivian, Ben and the Chef and the Farmer staff prepare a luncheon for 400 attendees at the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford, Miss.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30 p.m., Fox) - Capt. Holt and Jake try to find a mole in their precinct before Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch ( Kyra Sedgwick) hears about it.
Madam Secretary (8:31 p.m., CBS) - Things get scary when Elizabeth brings Alison with her on a government business trip to India, and then the two get separated during the chaos of an earthquake.
Death Comes to Pemberley (9 p.m., UNC-TV) - In the conclusion, Elizabeth continues to investigate the murder while a suspect in the case goes on trial.
The Affair (10 p.m., Showtime) - Noah and Allison grow closer on a day trip to remote Block Island, but realize that intimacy can be dangerous. I read an interesting theory recently that Noah and Allison are perhaps being questioned by the detective concerning two separate crimes. Hmmm.