Monday TV: Three New Shows

LuciferTom Ellis has made a specialty of portraying a devilish rogue, whose gets by on charm and loos alone. He did in the short-lived cable show “Rush” and does so again in the new “Lucifer” (Fox 9 p.m.), in which he plays the literal devil, or at least the one from DC Comics, who comes to Earth to help a comely L.A. police detective (Lauren German) solve crimes. Because that’s what just about everybody does on broadcast TV. Don’t count on this sticking around long.

It accompanies a new second episode in the rebooted “The X-Files” (Fox, 8 p.m.), one that’s incrementally better than Sunday’s.

Also new tonight is a show about a wizard’s school, albeit one for graduate students. “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) is based on the fantasy trilogy by Lev Grossman and seems to be stylishly done, with Jason Ralph as the new student and Stella Maeve as his friend.

The new series “Recovery Road” (Freeform, 10 p.m.) has some uncertain premises — that a teenage girl would be placed in a mixed gender sober house with adults. But Jessica Sula, one of a couple actors in the show who had previously been in the British “Skins,” makes it pretty easy to watch.  It’s accompanied by the winter premiere of “The Fosters” (Freeform, 9 p.m.) in which Callie officially gets adopted.

It’s not quite a debate, but the Democratic Town Hall (CNN, 9 p.m.) features candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley taking questions from Iowans at Drake University, with Chris Cuomo hosting.

The grim news special “Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) recalls through period news footage, cockpit audio and Mission Control video, the explosion, 30 years ago this week, that killed seven members of the space shuttle including a teacher from New Hampshire.

The Polynesian pipeline to the NFL is examined on a new “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

The second two hour episode of “War & Peace” (A&E, History, Lifetime, 9 p.m.), Pierre duels with Dolokhov. Catch up with part one at 7 p.m.

Rita Moreno returns to guest star as Rogelio’s mother on a new “Jane the Virgin” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Now armed with awards, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW, 8 p.m.) returns with a new episode in which Rebecca rents a party bus to take Josh and his friends to the beach.

Ben takes the bachelorettes to Vegas on two hours of “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.), which they will discuss on “Bachelor Live” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

The 60s spy craze is in full display on Turner Classic Movies with “Arabesque” (8 p.m.), “The Ipcress File” (10 p.m.), “Our Man Flint” (midnight), “Our Man in Havana” (2 a.m.) and “The Prize” (4 a.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Duke at Miami (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Alabama A&M at Southern (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Lafayette at Bucknell (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Kansas at Iowa State (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Tennessee at Kentucky (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Pro basketball includes Minnesota at Cleveland (NBA, 7 pm.) and San Antonio at Golden State (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Buffalo at Rangers (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Calgary at Dallas (NHL, 10:30 p.m.)

Men’s and women’s quarterfinals are set in the Australian Open (Tennis, 7 p.m., ESPN2, 9 p.m., 3 a.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Christian Slater, Sullivan Stapleton. The View: Billy Eichner, Cedric the Entertainer, Stacy London. The Talk: Drew Carey, Ellen K. Ellen DeGeneres: Kourtney Kardashian, Mutemath. Wendy Williams: Perez Hilton. The Real: Brandon Routh. Meredith Vieira: Rev Run, Justine Simmons (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Donald Rumsfeld, Russell Westbrook, Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals. Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Pine, Lena Headey, Panic at the Disco. Jimmy Fallon: Kate Hudson, Dan Patrick, G-Eazy. Seth Meyers: Dakota Johnson, Brian d’Arcy James, Adam McKay, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janet Weiss. James Corden: Ty Burrell, Natalie Dormer, Jeezy (rerun). Carson Daly: Amy Landecker, Wild Child (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Daschle. Trevor Noah: Gad Elmaleh. Larry Wilmore: Marlon Wayans, Sen. Rand Paul.


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