“Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO). Series premiere. Martin Scorsese directs the pilot of this new drama from writer Terrence Winter (“The Sopranos”) revolving around mobsters and corrupt politicians in Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Steve Buscemi stars. Is this HBO’s Next Great Show? Could be . . . .
“Mad Men” (10 p.m., AMC). Peggy receives a romantic gift that could cause problems at the office.
“Venture Bros” (11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network). Hey, the second half of Season 4 premiered last week and no one told me! I love this show and all its sick and twistedness. Tonight the boys look at colleges, but Hank rebels and tries to join SPHNIX.
“Rubicon” (9 p.m., AMC). Will’s so paranoid that he moves out of his apartment (so does that mean we’ll never know what was up with his flirtatious artist neighbor?) and the team gets a new analyst.
“The Great Food Truck Race” (9 p.m., Food Network). It’s down to the final two trucks in the season finale from New York. Is there any way the Nom Nom crew can lose?
Games of the day
No local games today; the 49ers play Monday and the Raiders are blacked out. Instead we get two morning games, Bears-Cowboys (10 a.m., Fox) and Dolphins-Vikings (10 a.m., CBS) and — shockingly — no afternoon game. That’s exceedingly lame. If you have Comcast digital cable, do yourself a favor and flip over Ch. 427 (for regular TV) or Ch. 785 (for high-def) for a free preview of the NFL Red Zone. That’ll at least take care of your afternoon football fix. And hey, you might even get to see some Raiders action.
NY Giants vs. Colts (5 p.m., NBC). It’s Manning vs. Manning. I’d bet on Peyton.