In the category of series nobody asked for, “Ted” (Peacock, streaming) makes its debut — a prequel to the pair of comedy films about a talking teddy bear, voiced by creator Seth MacFarlane. It’s set in 1993 Massachusetts when the bear is living with a 16-year-old (Max Burkholder) and his parents (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach).

From Australia comes the 1980s coming-of-age drama “Boy Swallows Universe” (Netflix, streaming), in which a young man in Brisbane tries to rise above a grim, druggy world. 

A new season of the Canadian drama “SkyMed” (Paramount+, streaming) is available. 

“The Tall Tales of Jim Bridger” (INSP, 8 p.m.) is a new Western series in which Rib Hillis plays the storied frontiersman in various adventures.

Surveillance video is repurposed for entertainment on the new series “Undercover: Caught on Tape” (A&E, 10 p.m.), following the third season premiere of “Taking the Stand” (A&E, 9 p.m.). 

“SEAL Team” (CBS, 9 p.m.) heads to South America to thwart an Iranian nuclear project in a two-hour episode. 

“Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip” (Fox, 9 p.m.) begins a second season, this time in Spain. It follows a new episode of his “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 p.m.). 

Starting its third season immediately after the second one ended, “Children Ruin Everything” (CW, 9:30 p.m.) involves a decision affecting Viv. 

Fox’s father is arrested on “Son of a Critch” (CW, 8 p.m.). 

“Southern Charm” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) begins its reunion episodes. 

A woman hires “The Wrong Life Coach” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) in a new made-for-TV thriller. 

Turner Classic Movies has the second installment of “The Power of Film” (8 and 11:15 p.m.) along with some of the titles it mentions, “Citizen Kane” (9 p.m.), “Network” (12:15 a.m.), “The Miracle Worker” (2:30 a.m.) and “Casablanca” (4:30 a.m.). 

During the day, it’s the films of Rod Taylor, born this day in 1930, with “Seven Seas to Calais” (6:15 a.m.), “Young Cassidy” (8:15 a.m.), “The Glass Bottom Boat” (10:15 a.m.), “The Train Robbers” (12:15 p.m.), “The Liquidator” (2 p.m.), “Sunday in New York” (4 p.m.) and “The Time Machine” (6 p.m.). 

NBA action includes Boston at Milwaukee (TNT, 7:30 p.m.) and Phoenix at Lakers (TNT, 10 p.m.). 

Hockey has Toronto at Islanders (ESPN, 7 p.m.). 

Men’s college basketball includes Hofstra at Northeastern (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Michigan at Maryland (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), UMBC at Vermont (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Michigan State at Illinois (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), UCLA at Utah (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Redford at Longwood (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Gonzaga at Santa Clara (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.), Arizona State at Washington (Fox Sports 1, 11 p.m.), Stanford at Oregon State (ESPN2, 11 p.m.) and Portland at Saint Mary’s (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Sterling K. Brown, James Patterson, Dr. William Li. The View: Ava DuVernay, LaKeith Stanfield. The Talk: Taraji P. Genson, Aulii’i Carvalho. Drew Barrymore: Billy Porter.  Kelly Clarkson: Lily James, Christopher Briney, Olivia Rodrigo. Jennifer Hudson: Rich Paul, Saint Harison. Tamron Hall: Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye, Tiffany Cross, Emily King. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Emily Blunt, Colman Domingo. Jimmy Kimmel: Natalie Portman, Chris Distefano, Turnpike Troubadours. Jimmy Fallon: Matthew McConaughey, Lily Gladstone, Wyclef Jean with Pusha T, Lola Brooke and Capella Grey. Seth Meyers: Tina Fey, Andrew Scott, Morgan Rose.