People’s Choice Awards
It’s not quite the Academy Awards, but it might be funnier: Allison Janney and Anna Faris are hosting this show, which aims to honor fan favorites, so the winners might be different from what you see at other shows.
9 p.m., CBS
It’s King Lear by way of a record company: Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star in this show about a record mogul (Howard) who has to decide which of his three sons should inherit his company.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., FOX
That old favorite, “American Idol,” returns. Is this the season where all those “Voice” fans return to it? The proceedings get off to a country start with auditions in Nashville.
SEASON PREMIERE, 8 p.m., FOX
The Dunphys are forced to confront their mortality after a scary incident, leading them all to make a bunch of “live life to the fullest” promises that they probably won’t end up keeping.
9 p.m., ABC