By Dale Roe, Austin American-Statesman –
“American Horror Story” is back without any of its first-season characters. Here’s what to watch and what to avoid on television this week.
“Hawaii Five-0” 9 p.m., CBS: There’s losing one’s head and then there’s, you know … losing one’s head. I know he asked for “a little off the top” but, seriously …
“The Bad Girls Club” 9 p.m., Oxygen: Season 9 concludes.
“Emily Owens, M.D.” 8 p.m., The CW: Celebrity offspring Mamie Gummer (she’s Oscar magnet Meryl Streep’s daughter) stars as a young medical resident with an odd internal monologue.
“Underemployed” 9 p.m., MTV: This new drama series following five post-collegiate chums is like “The Real World,” only — if this is possible — slightly more scripted.
“Suburgatory” 8:30 p.m., ABC: Tessa returns to Chatswin and we get to hear an extended version of the comedy’s “pleasant nightmare” theme song snippet in tonight’s second-season opener.
“American Horror Story: Asylum” 9 p.m., FX: The Emmy-nominated anthology series is back for a second go-’round with many returning actors playing new characters. This time, the story takes place in an asylum.
“Ethel” 8 p.m., HBO: Her youngest child, Rory, created this documentary on Ethel Kennedy.
“Whitney” 7 p.m., NBC: Wedding high jinks abound in the season premiere of this comedy that NBC won’t stop forcing on us.
“Nikita” 8 p.m., The CW: Nikita’s in charge now, and she’s tracking down rogue agents as Season 3 begins.
“Hunted” 9 p.m., Cinemax: Melissa George stars in the premiere of the pay network’s original spy series.
“Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” 10 a.m., Food: Season 2 begins. Can I get a “yum”?
“The Girl” 8 p.m., HBO: This new film explores iconic director Alfred Hitchcock’s dark obsession with leading lady Tippi Hedren.
“Saturday Night Live” 10:30 p.m., NBC: Hit-maker Bruno Mars (“Billionaire”) pulls double duty as host and musical guest.
“Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs” 7 p.m., Comedy Central: “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart hosts, while Katy Perry, Tina Fey and others perform to raise funds for the titular disorder.