What to Watch Today

Better Things, Brilliant Friend, Good Doctor and 4 More Returns

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On TV this Monday: It’s the beginning of the end for Pamela Adlon’s Better ThingsThe Good Doctor must face his (former?) fiancée and My Brilliant Friend returns for Season 3. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • BET
    Trayvon Martin: 10 Years Later

    The hour-long special revisits the horrific murder of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, and addresses race and racism in America; Gayle King hosts.

  • Fox
    9-1-1: Lone Star

    After receiving a devastating call, Owen and T.K. hop a(n extremely turbulent) flight to New York City. (The Cleaning Lady follows.)

  • CBS
    Bob Hearts Abishola

    Loved ones weigh in when they discover that Bob and Abishola might be trying to have a baby. (The Neighborhood is also new; get crossover news!)

  • The CW
    All American: Homecoming

    Simone finds motivation to keep going from a group assignment with Damon and Thea. (All American is also new; spinoff premiere earned an average grade of “B.”)

  • CBS

    In a highly emotional episode co-written by cast member Brian Dietzen (read Q&A), Jimmy and Kasie are exposed to a deadly biotoxin. (NCIS: Hawai’i follows.)

  • TNT

    Layton comes to terms with his past decisions and is forced to make an irreversible call.

  • FX
    Better Things

    Final season premiere (two episodes): Sam and Marion learn more about their ancestry; Sam makes an important career choice. (Read Pamela Adlon preview.)

  • NBC
    The Endgame

    Elena orchestrates a kidnapping, putting Val to the test; the task force contends with an unexpected turn of events. (Episode 1 earned an average grade of “B+.”)

  • ABC
    The Good Doctor

    Shaun is forced to confront Lea after calling off their wedding; Lim is determined to expose Salen. (Watch trailer; will these Burning Qs get answered?)

  • HBO
    My Brilliant Friend

    Season 3 premiere: The return of Elena’s childhood crush leads her to doubt her engagement to fiancé Pietro. (Watch trailer.)