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What to Watch on Monday: ‘The Alienist’ debuts on TNT, ‘The Resident’ finds its spot on Fox

Daniel Brühl, left, and Luke Evans in “The Alienist” on TNT.
Daniel Brühl, left, and Luke Evans in “The Alienist” on TNT. Turner

The Alienist (9 p.m., TNT) – A new limited series based on Caleb Carr’s bestselling book about a forensic psychologist (Daniel Brühl), a newspaper reporter (Luke Evans), a secretary (Dakota Fanning) and a police commissioner (Brian Geraghty as Teddy Roosevelt) who begin an investigation outside the law to find a serial killer targeting boy prostitutes in 1896 New York City.

Also on tonight . . .

The Bachelor (8 p.m., ABC) – Raleigh’s Jenna Cooper is still in the mix.

The Force (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – This Independent Lens documentary takes an in-depth look at the Oakland (Calif.) Police Department, its struggle to comply with a federal mandate to reform and its effort to police in a time of transparency and accountability.

L-R: Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and guest star Patrick Walker in the "Independence Day" time period premiere episode of “The Resident.” Guy D'Alema/FOX

The Resident (9 p.m., Fox) – This new medical drama settles into its regular timeslot tonight, when Conrad’s plans for a heart transplant patient are derailed.

Love at First Bite (10 p.m., FYI) – Each episode of this new series follows a couple who met, fell in love and followed their passion for food together – and it opens with the story of Kinston chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben Knight. A second episode at 10:30 features Korean chef Sohui Kim and her husband Ben Schneider.

James Patterson’s Murder is Forever (10 p.m., Investigation Discovery) – In the premiere of this new true crime series, a hit man targets a church-going couple in Carrollton, Texas, in 2009.