Network executives keep talking about a year-round season. Year after year, they say they hate the fall-season merry-go-round, everybody fighting at once for the same stars, spending millions on pilots that mostly fail.
So, are they finally shaking up the same-old? In recent weeks, "Resurrection" and "The 100" bowed big for ABC and The CW. January's new "Chicago P.D." already has been renewed at NBC. And more network shows are about to test the waters, jumping into what's long been cable's pool. Their success rate will help determine whether the year-round season sinks or swims.
SURVIVING JACK (Fox, 9:30 p.m.). "SVU" fave Chris Meloni turns stay-at-home dad just as son Connor Buckley ("Deception") starts high school. Growing-up together comedy comes from Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs").
FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS, 9 p.m.; 8:30 p.m. thereafter). At different life stages in this romantic comedy: Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Zoe Lister-Jones and James Van Der Beek. From former "Friends" writer Dana Klein.
SILICON VALLEY (HBO, 10 p.m.). Young techies are the latest focus of daily life observer Mike Judge ("Office Space," "Beavis and Butt-Head," "King of the Hill"), who once worked in the title locale. Cast includes Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani.
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (Hallmark, 8 p.m.). "Touched by an Angel" auteur Martha Williamson gets an Easter premiere for her mail detectives who help bring people together. With Eric Mabius.
FAKING IT (MTV, 10:30 p.m.). If a (non-) suicide attempt can make you popular (see "Awkward"), why not being "outed" as the lesbians you're not? With Katie Stevens and Rita Volk.
BAD TEACHER (CBS, 9:30 p.m.). Comedy based on the movie now stars Ari Graynor ("Fringe"). With Sara Gilbert, David Alan Grier, Kristin Davis.
BLACK BOX (ABC, 10 p.m.). Kelly Reilly ("Sherlock Holmes" movies) stars as a cutting-edge brain doctor. Vanessa Redgrave plays her shrink.
PLAYING HOUSE (USA, 10 p.m.). Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham ("Best Friends Forever") reunite in their hometown amid marriage woes, old flames and baby-having. With Keegan-Michael Key, Jane Kaczmarek, Zach Woods.
PENNY DREADFUL (Showtime, 10 p.m.). Dr. Frankenstein meets Dorian Gray and other literary names in Victorian psychosexual thriller. With Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Billie Piper.
HOT IN CLEVELAND and THE SOUL MAN (TV Land, 10 and 10:30 p.m.), back with live episodes.
THE MINDY PROJECT (Fox, 9 p.m.); INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.)
UNFORGETTABLE (CBS, 8 p.m.); CONTINUUM (Syfy, 10 p.m.)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO, 9 p.m.); VEEP (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)
NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION (Showtime, 9 and 9:30 p.m.); MAD MEN (10 p.m., AMC)
WAREHOUSE 13 (Syfy, 9 p.m.)
AWKWARD (MTV, 10 p.m.)
ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America, 9 p.m.)
DEVIOUS MAIDS (Lifetime, 10 p.m.)
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Fox)
REV. RUN'S RENOVATION (HGTV, 8 p.m.)
ERIC & JESSIE (E!, 10 p.m., new Jets receiver and singer wife)
THIS IS HOT 97 (VH1, 10:30 p.m., radio station)
GIULIANA & BILL (E!, 8 p.m., new channel)
PREPPER HILLBILLIES (Destination America)
RIVER MONSTERS (Animal Planet)
THE CHALLENGE: FREE AGENTS (MTV, in Uruguay)
AMERICA'S BEST COOK (Food)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY (Bravo); THE WRITERS' ROOM (Sundance, starts with "Scandal")
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION (PBS, with standups' sitcoms)
THE REAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (BBC America)
DEADLIEST CATCH (Discovery)
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)
16 & PREGNANT (MTV, new cast)
JOAN & MELISSA (WE)
HOLLYWOOD EXES (VH1)
KIDS CHOICE AWARDS (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.)
NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (CBS)
MTV MOVIE AWARDS (MTV)
ARNIE (Golf, Palmer bio)
THE ADDRESS (PBS, Ken Burns on Lincoln's Gettysburg speech)
BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS (HBO)