Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (9 p.m., National Geographic) — In the Season 5 premiere, it’s opening day of the bluefin season in the Outer Banks, the most treacherous waters of the North Atlantic, and a reduced quota puts pressure on captains. New England captains Marciano, McLaughlin and Ott head south to the North Carolina shores.
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Power (8 p.m., Starz) — In the Season 5 premiere, James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) forms a dangerous alliance with his brother-in-arms, Tommy (Joseph Sikora), and his mortal enemy, Kanan (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson).
American Jail (8 p.m., CNN) — In a special CNN Films presentation, Roger Ross explores the mass incarceration crisis in the U.S. and what fuels the prison system. He looks at challenges as well as potential solutions.
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Instinct (9 p.m., CBS) — In the Season 1 finale, Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of Joan’s protege, uncovering long-buried secrets. Also, Dylan and Andy apply to adopt a child. This Alan Cumming-led show is renewed for another season.
Scene of the Crime (10 p.m., Investigation Discovery) — In Kinston, Tony Harris investigates the 1992 murder of Billy White Sr., a pillar of his community, and uncovers a bloody trail of betrayal that spans decades and haunts White's family to this day.