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Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a sportscaster who became a legend for the wrong reason. A decade ago, he had a profane meltdown on the air in the midst of calling a baseball game because he came home to discover his wife was cheating on him.
But as "Brockmire" (8 p.m., IFC) begins, Jim might be on the road to redemption. With an emphasis on the word "might." He's landed a job calling minor-league games in the minor-league town of Morristown, Penn. hired by the team's owner, Jules (Amanda Peet).
It's a comedy. It's a satire about viral-video infamy. It's a profile of an egotistical jerk who is, somehow, lovable.
"Brockmire" gets off to a very funny (and very vulgar) start. I don't know how long the premise will hold up, but it begins with a lead-off hit and scores multiple runs.
Elsewhere on TV …
• "Survivor" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2: One castaway is sent to Exile Island as the tribes are switched up yet again.
• "The Goldbergs" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Barry attempts to drive a wedge between Adam and Pops.
• "Blindspot" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A tattoo leads the team to a mysterious death at a foster home.
• "Shots Fired" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Ashe and Preston search for the only two credible witnesses in Joey Campbell's case;.
• "J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter: Behind Closed Doors" (7 p.m, Reelz): A biography of the author.
• "Major Crimes" (7 p.m., TNT): In Part 1 of a two-parter, Raydor duels with Davis for control of her case.
• "Speechless" (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): JJ cheats on a school exam.
• "Criminal Minds" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Three victims are discovered tied to stakes in the brutal Arizona desert.
• "Modern Family" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume for Frank's Roaring 1920s-themed wedding.
• "Law & Order: SVU" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A man suspected of rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of the investigators.
• "Empire" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Angelo makes an unsettling discovery; Tariq tells Anika what he's really after.
• "Greenleaf" (8 p.m., OWN): Bishop and Lady Mae decide to take action against Basie.
• "TIME: The Kaleif Browder Story" (8 p.m., Spike): Kalief's estranged father tries to take over the case and settlement negotiation; Kalief's mother suffers a massive heart attack.
• "Black-ish" (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Dre is jealous of his sister Rhonda's close relationship with Pops; the twins decide to live life to the fullest.
• "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Two American entrepreneurs disappear in Bangladesh.
• "Designated Survivor" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail the president's agenda.
• "Chicago P.D." (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Burgess realizes that her sister, Nicole, never made it home after a night out with friends.
• "Secrets of the Dead" (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Evidence suggests that many of Leonardo da Vinci's ideas can be traced to other scientists as far back as 1,700 years.
• "The Magicians" (10 p.m. Syfy): Quentin and Julia undertake a difficult journey; Eliot faces mounting catastrophes in Fillory; Penny finds a new ally.
• "Archer" (11 p.m., FX): In the Season 8 premiere, Archer tries to find out who killed his partner but accidentally gets in bed with a notorious crime boss.
• "The Expanse" (11 p.m., Syfy): Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life.
• "Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo" (11 p.m. SundanceTV): Hap and Leonard deal with the repercussions of their crimes.
• "Talk Show the Game Show" (11 p.m., truTV): Three guests compete for the title of best talk show guest in America in this crazy, over-the-top new show.
• "Nobodies" (11 p.m., TV Land): After lying about Melissa McCarthy's involvement with ``Mr. First Lady,'' Larry, Rachel and Hugh's careers are threatened.
• "Underground" (11 p.m., WGN): Cato tempts fate; Ernestine takes on a new apprentice.
• "Lopez" (11:30 p.m., TV Land): George and Olly pitch his new show idea to the network; Manolo is nervous about starting school to get his GED; Hector nearly destroys a bakery.
• "Ripper Street" (midnight, BBC America): It appears that Dove has won the battle of Whitechapel.