What can you say about a week that sees Don Draper, Matt Murdock, Louis C.K. and Henry the Eighth, Lizzie Borden and Jesus back in our lives? I think the word I’m looking for is diverse.
A.D.: The Bible Continues – 9pm on NBC and CTV
The Bible was a surprising 2013 hit from reality show producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Touched By An Angel star Roma Downey. Now the story continues over the next 12 weeks.
American Odyssey – 10pm on NBC
A stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into a shocking international military conspiracy, tearing the lives of their loved ones apart. Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli and Treat Williams are among the stars.
Mad Men – 10pm (to 11:05) on AMC
The first of seven final episodes reveal what is to become of Don Draper and those in his orbit.
Wolf Hall – 10pm on PBS
Damian Lewis (Homeland) stars as Henry VIII in this six-part miniseries, which aired earlier this year on PBS Two to almost universal praise.
Salem – 10pm on Space
Season two begins with lead witch Mary Sibley facing challenges to her authority from more than one opposing forces.
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles – 10pm on Lifetime
Christina Ricci takes another whack at the role of Lizzie Borden (after last year’s Lifetime movie, Lizzie Borden Took An Ax) in this eight-part miniseries (which, incidentally, was filmed in Halifax).
NCAA Basketball Championship – 9pm on CBS and TSN
Wisconsin and Duke battle it out in this preamble to CBS resuming its regularly scheduled programming.
Younger – 8pm on M3
Sutton Foster stars as a 40-year-old woman who tries to pass herself off as a 26-year-old to land her dream job. Hillary Duff and Debi Mazar are among the cast of this comedy, which kicks off with two back-to-back episodes.
Sirens – 10pm on Comedy
This very funny sitcom from producer Denis Leary offers up a double dose of paramedic fun. If you haven’t seen this show yet and you liked Leary’s Rescue Me, I think you’ll enjoy this one, too.
Justified – 10pm on Showcase
Season four of the saga of Kentucky Marshall Raylan Givens makes its way to your cheaper cable package.
The Secrets of The Fifth Estate – 9pm on CBC
As the news and public affairs series marks its 40th anniversary, correspondents take viewers behind the scenes to show how their segments come together.
The Comedians – 10pm on FX
Bill Crystal and Josh Gadd team up to do their version of 30 Rock. He is a veteran comedian and he is a younger and edgier comedian. They are paired to do a late-night comedy sketch show. …and then the fun begins.
Louie – 10:30 on FX
Louis CK’s truly edgy, frequently hilarious and occasionally thought-provoking series is back for am eight-episode fifth season.
Daredevil – 13 episodes on Netflix
Marvel’s next evolution on television begins with the blind lawyer and superhero Matt Murdock fighting crime in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. Charlie Cox stars with Vincent D’Onofrio (as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin) and Rosario Dawson among the supporting cast.