SMILF (10 p.m., Showtime) – Frankie Shaw created and stars in this fresh and funny — and semi-autobiographical — new series about a struggling single mother in South Boston. The series also stars Connie Britton, Rosie O’Donnell and Blake Clark.
Also on tonight . . .
NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Charles Frazier talks about the 20th anniversary of his novel “Cold Mountain.”
The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) – Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him all these years.
Miss Christmas (8 p.m., Hallmark) – A woman searching for the perfect fir for the Washington Tree Lighting gets a letter from a boy who says his town has the most beautiful evergreen. She travels to the boy’s quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle.
Shameless (9 p.m., Showtime) – In the Season 8 premiere, Carl sells the family inheritance and Frank tries to make amends.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (10 p.m., HBO) – Larry invents an ingenious ploy for getting friends out of relationship jams.
Madam Secretary (10:30 p.m., CBS) – Elizabeth is determined to hold a human trafficking conference in Kyrgyzstan.