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It's pretty clear why "Nobodies" is on TV Land's schedule. Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, are the executive producers and TV Land wanted to be in business with McCarthy.
As for the show itself, well, "Nobodies" (11 p.m., TV Land) is OK. Some of it is quite funny. And some of it really isn't.
Comedians Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras play versions of themselves. They're trying to sell a movie script, titled "Mr. First Lady," which they accomplish by claiming that McCarthy has agreed to star in it.
She hasn't. Which she tells them herself, because McCarthy and Falcon (who also directs) both appear in the pilot.
There's a whole lot of really painful comedy painful for the characters, that is, who endure disaster after disaster, embarrassment after embarrassment in this send-8p of the Hollywood entertainment business. Again, some of it's funny, and some of it isn't.
And, not surprisingly, there are celebrity cameos, because, well, Melissa McCarthy. The pilot features appearances by Jason Bateman, Jim Rash and Maya Rudolph, and there are more to come in upcoming episodes.
TV Land has already ordered a second season of "Nobodies," so they'll be Somebodies for at least a while.
• Also tonight, it's the premiere of "Imaginary Mary" (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg") stars as a driven career woman who meets and falls and love with a divorced father of three and feeling the pressure of having a personal life sparks the return of her childhood imaginary friend, a weird creature called Mary.
There's actually a decent sitcom in here … but the imaginary friend is completely unnecessary. It feels like a lame gimmick. The show would be better without it.
Elsewhere on TV …
• "Survivor" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2: One castaway searches desperately for an immunity idol; a castaway loses his/her cool.
• "The Goldbergs" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey at the prom; Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out.
• "Blindspot" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jane and her new flame, Oliver, must stay alive until Weller and the team can save them.
• "Nature" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Global changes affect the Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.
• "Shots Fired" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): When a controversial video of Deputy Beck is leaked, Ashe and Preston must find the source; turns out Pastor Janae had a public run-in with Joey Campbell before his death.
• "Arrow" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Oliver's calls the Bratva for help taking down Prometheus; Felicity makes a shocking discovery at Helix.
• "Major Crimes" (7 p.m., TNT): The team is deployed to solve a tragic hit-and-run; Provenza considers retirement.
• "Criminal Minds" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The BAU investigates an urban vampire who kidnaps his victims and holds them underground in the sewer system.
• "Modern Family" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mitch and Cam take sleeping pills and suffer the side effects; Haley and Rainer re-evaluate their relationship; Phil and Claire meet Alex's new boyfriend.
• "Law & Order: SVU" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A top-level investment banker accuses her billionaire client of rape.
• "Empire" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Cookie tries to move forward with Angelo; Jamal and Tory team up in the studio.
• "The 100" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Jaha discovers a lead to the mysterious Second Dawn.
• "Greenleaf" (8 p.m., OWN): After one of Mac's victims attempts suicide, Grace makes a rash move.
• "TIME: The Kaleif Browder Story" (8 p.m., Spike): Kalief becomes a folk hero and the poster child of a broken system, but he begins to deteriorate in the media spotlight.
• "Black-ish" (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Dre feels conflicted about doing a campaign with a rap star after Bow and Ruby suggest it plays on stereotypes.
• NBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings
• "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team heads to South Korea to investigate a case concerning a disfigured American college student.
• "Designated Survivor" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): President Kirkman relies on an unlikely ally; Hannah's probe into the bombing of the Capitol takes a surprising turn.
• "Chicago P.D." (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A photographer is murdered over a piece of mysterious footage.
• "Secrets of the Dead" (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Underwater secrets reveal a seaside city where Nero and Julius Caesar once lived.
• "The Magicians" (10 p.m. Syfy): Quentin helps Julia with her search; Penny and Kady are caught between two magical factions.
• "The Quad" (11 p.m., BET): Sydney and Madison shake up the GAMU homecoming parade.
• "The Expanse" (11 p.m., Syfy): Holden leads his crew through the war-torn station on Ganymede.
• "Legion" (11 p.m., FX): David faces his biggest challenge yet. (Season finale. And FX has ordered a second season.)
• "Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo" (11 p.m. SundanceTV): Grisly new evidence leads Hap and Leonard on a wild goose chase.
• "Underground" (11 p.m., WGN): Cato and Noah must face the choices they've made.
• "Lopez" (11:30 p.m., TV Land): George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems.
• "Ripper Street" (midnight, BBC America): Thatcher provides a lead to the whereabouts of Nathaniel Dove.