Don Draper returns, “Smash” and “Gone On” move to new nights and “Modern Family” gets the bizarro treatment. Here’s what to watch and what to avoid on television this week:
Monday: “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” 7 p.m., Bravo: Season 8 kicks off at a clambake.
“Bates Motel,” 9 p.m., A&E: Tonight’s episode is called, “What’s Wrong with Norman?” Wow. To answer that question, you’d need a weekly television drama.
“Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore,” 11 p.m., Comedy Central: The “Daily Show” contributor gets her own stand-up special.
Tuesday: “Monsters and Mysteries in America,” 7 p.m., Discover: The creatures explored in the premiere of this new series — Sheepsquatch and Mothman — are also the title of a rejected Lifetime Channel romantic buddy comedy.
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector,” 8 p.m., BBC America: This documentary maps the highs, lows and crazy hairstyles of famed record producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector (and it helped inspire the new HBO movie).
“The New Normal,” 8 p.m., NBC: The network’s clinging-for-dear-life freshman comedy ends the season — and probably its run — with back-to-back episodes tonight.
Wednesday: “Modern Family,” 8 p.m., ABC: Phil and Claire run into their family’s doppelgängers.
“How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life),” 8:30 p.m., ABC: Sarah Chalke (“Scrubs”) portrays a single mom who returns home to live with hippy-dippy parents Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins in this conventional, disappointing new sitcom.
Thursday: “Go On,” 8:30 p.m., NBC: Last week’s Tuesday premiere of “The Voice” kicked up the ratings for Matthew Perry’s struggling sitcom, so NBC responded by moving it to a new night and time. Sigh.
“Elementary,” 9 p.m., CBS: Holmes and Watson try to foil a heist in the middle of an epic snowstorm. Talk about cold cash.
“Hannibal,” 9 p.m., NBC: Notorious Thomas Harris literary villain Hannibal Lecter teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a killer in the premiere of this drama series. Enjoy it with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
“Men at Work,” 9 p.m., TBS: Season 2 begins.
Friday: “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook,” 9 p.m., PBS: The third-season opener kicks off with a look back at classic Broadway musicals. Angela Lansbury guest stars.
“Vice,” 10 p.m., HBO: This new, half-hour news magazine focuses on world events.
Saturday: “Smash,” 8 p.m., NBC: It’s a new night and time for the on-its-way-out musical drama.
Sunday: “48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards,” 7 p.m., CBS: Find out if Eric Church’s field-leading seven nominations translate to trophies in this broadcast from Vegas.
“Mad Men,” 8 p.m., AMC: Season 6! The last time we saw Don Draper he was sitting at a bar, contemplating advances from a pair of attractive young women. I’m sure that was all handled appropriately.
“Chopped All-Stars,” 8 p.m., Food Network: It’s Cooking Channel vs. Food Network in a five-part “Brawl to End Any Hope That I’ll Ever Get to Eat Stuff This Good in My Own Home.”