‘Project Runway’

REALITY. First task for the new designers in tonight’s Season 9 premiere: Design something extraordinary out of their pajamas. The challenge for viewers: Just try not to fall in love with this batch of contestants, who seem to have a particular flair for drama — especially after four (!) of them are auf’d right off the bat.

Season premiere, 9 p.m., Lifetime

 

‘LA Ink’

REALITY. So, is it safe to say all of those nauseating “Kat Von D loves Jesse James” promos for the new season of this tattoo shop series kicking off tonight — just two days after the couple announced their breakup — won’t be airing anymore?

Season premiere, 10 p.m., TLC

 

‘Serving Life’

FILM. Forest Whitaker narrates this poignant documentary following inmates at a maximum-security prison in Louisiana who volunteer at the jail’s hospice, searching for redemption through the care of dying fellow inmates.

 

9 p.m., OWN