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"Prison Break" is back (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) a, and it's dumber than ever.
When the series ended in May 2009, the lead character Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was dead and buried. This nine-episode revival opens with two tedious episodes in which it's hinted (and eventually confirmed) that Michael is alive (despite that fatal brain tumor) and in a Middle Eastern prison.
It's exceptionally dumb, but nothing new. In Season 3, Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) was beheaded and her head was delivered to Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) in a box. But Sara returned in Season 4.
It's utter nonsense. Mind-numbingly stupid.
Worse yet, it's a bore.
Elsewhere on TV ...
• "NCIS" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A ransom-seeking hacker infiltrates a vice admiral's laptop.
• "The Middle" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Frankie is hurt when Sue declines to tell her who she has a crush on; Brick hangs out with Axl at college.
• "The Voice" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The knockout rounds continue.
• "The Last Days of Jesus" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): This program examines new information gathered from archaeological finds, Roman histories and new interpretations of religious texts that suggests Roman power politics may have led to Jesus' death.
• "New Girl" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jess is prepared to reveal her true feelings to Nick; Cece and Schmidt receive big news. (Season finale)
• "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Legends must break a cardinal rule of time travel. (Season finale)
• "If Loving You is Wrong" (7 p.m., OWN): Travis loses his mind and becomes a crazed predator.
• "American Housewife" (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Greg blames Katie for setting a bad example when Taylor quits her school activities.
• "The Mick" (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mickey and Alba go on a gambling spree.
• "Bull" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Bull helps the man suspected of murdering Chunk's fashion mentor.
• "Fresh Off the Boat" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Louis and the boys splurge on a pricey pay-per-view wrestling match,
• "Trial & Error" (8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Josh's boss reveals a gigantic hole in his case; when the trial gets national attention, Josh's boss decides to take over the case and suggests Larry plead insanity.
• "iZombie" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Liv finds there are more zombies in Seattle than she previously thought. (Season 3 premiere)
• "The Detour (8 p.m., TBS): Threatened with losing his job, Nate tries to land a new customer and brings the family along.
• "Imaginary Mary" (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mary learns that even simple parenting tasks have challenges; Andy enlists Alice's help to overcome his fear of taking a driving test.
• NBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz
• "NCIS: New Orleans" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team finds a link between an international drug ring and the New Orleans Police Department.
• "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Daisy and Simmons are the only hope to save everyone in a world controlled by Hydra.
• "Chicago Fire" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A new trainee gets Dawson and Brett into trouble; Severide gets an unexpected visit from his father.
• "The Fosters" (9 p.m., Freeform): Secrets begin spilling out in the Adams Foster household.
• "Switched at Birth" (10 p.m., Freeform): Travis' dinner with his birth mother dredges up painful memories.
• "Face Off" (10 p.m., Syfy): The remaining artists must create an alien delegate for an intergalactic congress.
• "Outsiders" (10 and 11 p.m. WGN): Haylie gets a crash course in Farrell culture.
• "Rebel" (11 p.m., BET): In the premiere of ths new police drama created and produced by John Singleton Oakland, Calif., police officer Rebecca "Rebel" Knight (Danielle Moné Truitt) leaves the force when her brother is killed by police, and she becomes a private investigator. Giancarlo Esposito, Brandon Quinn and Mykelti Williamson also star.
• "Imposters" (11 p.m. Bravo): As the wedding nears, Maddie struggles to keep her plan on track.
• "The Americans" (11 p.m., FX): Philip and Elizabeth receive shattering news about a past operation.
• "Cosplay Melee" (11 p.m., Syfy): The cosplayers choose between creating an angel or a devil.
• "Chrisley Knows Best" (11 p.m., USA): When Savannah decides she is ready to date again, Todd and Julie compete to find her perfect match.
• "Detroiters" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): Tim and Sam struggle to create a great tagline for a department store ad that caters to husky boys.