“Community” (8 p.m., NBC). OK, after several weeks of consistently funny episodes, I think I’m officially on the bandwagon. Tonight, Pierce’s brush with death leads him to attempt to fulfill his friends’ lifelong wishes in an attempt to do something good while he still can. But things don’t go as well as planned.
“The Office” (9 p.m., NBC). Last week’s episode was the funniest this series has been in years. Looks like Michael Scott may be going out on a high note. Tonight, he unveils his long-awaited action movie, “Threat Level Midnight,” to Holly and the gang. But the reviews may be less than favorable.
“Parks and Recreation” (9:30 p.m., NBC). Ben, who was once the youngest mayor in America before he screwed it all up, is forced to face his past. Meanwhile, Andy tries to win back April.
“30 Rock” (10 p.m., NBC). Fresh off her breakup, Liz is threatening to become a spinster, so the staff moves to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Jack uses some new negotiating tactics with Kabletown.
“Ingenious Minds” (7 and 7:30 p.m. Science). Series premiere. Not so be confused with “Criminal Minds” or the song “Suspicious Minds,” which is now stuck in my head. This new series profiles people who became geniuses as a result of neurological disorders or brain trauma. Such as a guy who suffered a brain injury that left him with an amazing ability to play piano. Or Temple Grandin, who became a huge figure in animal husbandry despite pretty severe autism. Looks kinda fascinating. Call it the antidote to “Jersey Shore.”
“Wipeout” (8 p.m., ABC). Probably more interesting to watch than “Idol” during that 8:30-9 p.m. dead zone.
“The Battle for Marjah” (9 p.m., HBO). A new documentary following a journalist embedded with the Marines during last year’s Marjah offensive in southern Afghanistan. Sounds like it’s along the lines of “Restopo” and “Gunner Palace” — harrowing and bleak, but really, really good.
“Archer” (10 p.m., FX). Sterling and Lana head to New Orleans to prevent a terrorist attack, but he’s more interested in having fun in the Big Easy. And in flashbacks, we find out how Lana joined ISIS.
“Jersey Shore” (10 p.m., MTV). Sammi’s gone (good for her and for us) and now Ronnie’s depressed and feeling like he has no friends left in the house. Um, maybe that’s because he’s a ‘roid-raging psycho. Hopefully Vinnie and Pauly D can bring back a little comedy to the show; it’s been bleak the past couple of weeks as SamRon argued constantly.
“Perfect Couples” (8:30 p.m., NBC). Still not funny. Time to give up.
“Man vs. Wild” (9 p.m., Discovery). Season premiere. Bear’s back, and trying to survive in the Arizona desert. Mehh, I’ve gotten tired of survival shows. Thankfully, the need to know how to rappel down a cliff or build a fire with no matches or drink my own pee isn’t really an issue in my daily life.
“Out of the Wild: Venezuela” (10 p.m., Discovery). Series premiere. And then there’s another survival show. This one puts nine people in the remote Venezuelan jungle, and follows their trek back to civilization.