“Law & Order: UK” (9 p.m., BBC America). A vice cop’s murder uncovers some sordid secrets. Gotta say, it’s a little jarring to see Jamie Bamber as anyone but Lee Adama.
“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” (11 p.m., IFC). Todd seeks a celebrity endorsement for the hideous Thunder Muscle, and for some ungodly reason, Alice agrees to have him over for dinner.
“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS). An off-duty cop is murdered, and Frank launches a citywide manhunt.
“Beyond Survival with Les Stroud” (10 p.m., Discovery). Les hangs out with Zulus in southern Africa.
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Yankees vs. Rangers (5 p.m., TBS). Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. I wouldn’t normally care even a little bit about the Rangers, but since they’re playing the Yankees, make room on that Texas bandwagon.
“School Pride” (8 p.m., NBC). Series premiere. A new reality show where a team of pseudo-celebrities leads a team of volunteers to repair dilapidated schools. Call it “Extreme Makeovers: Schools Edition.” It’s a worthy cause, but it sounds like a pretty run-of-the mill building show: part inspirational, part instructional, with a ticking clock and a big reveal at the end.
“Meat & Potatoes” (10 p.m., Food Network). Featuring a 10-pound burrito, a 64-ounce chicken-fried steak, and a 5-pound burger. Not to go all preachy, but think for a just a second of world hunger, and then think of the extravagent waste a show like this promotes. Sigh.
“Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” (10 p.m., History). Season premiere. A look at Plum Island near New York, where bio-weapons were tested. It’s for sale, if you’re a mega-billionaire looking for a lair.