Five seasons and 50-plus episodes later, Pamela Adlon’s acclaimed comedy Better Things ends its run on FX. The series ends tonight with an episode written and directed by Adlon.
Also today: The Wire mastermind David Simon goes inside the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force in HBO's We Own This City, LGBTQ+ period drama Gentleman Jack returns for Season 2, The Price is Right returns to primetime, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
Better Things: Series finale. Sam (Pamela Adlon) celebrates her village in the final episode of Adlon's acclaimed comedy series. 10:00 PM ET on FX
We Own This City: Series premiere. David Simon and George Pelecanos chronicle the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force in a new limited series. Jon Bernthal, Jamie Hector, McKinley Belcher III, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Josh Charles, and Dagmara Dominczyk star. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
Gentleman Jack: Season 2 premiere. All eyes are on Anne Lister (Gemma Jones) and Ann Walker (Elizabeth Sutherland) as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. But with Halifax on the verge of revolution, Lister’s refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
Better Call Saul: New episode. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) make a sideways move that takes a serious turn, and Nacho (Michael Mando) gets closer to the cartel than he’d like. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC
The Price is Right at Night: Special presentation. Host Drew Carey invites The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan to “come on down” for a primetime edition of the iconic gameshow. Brosnahan will play alongside contestants to raise money for Covenant House. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
9-1-1: New episode. The members of the 118 race to rescue a social media influencer when she has an accident in a sauna, then to an emergency at a reality show wedding, and finally to a tragedy when a mother and daughter go hiking. Followed by a new episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
Long Slow Exhale: Season 1 finale. Spectrum’s women’s college basketball drama ends its first season with three new episodes. Streaming on Spectrum Originals
American Idol: New episode. For the first time ever, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie will pick songs for each of the Top 11 to perform. Without knowing which judge offered the suggestion, each contestant will select their favorite song to perform. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
American Song Contest: New episode. The live semi-finals begin with ten artists returning to the stage with an elevated performance of their original song. Also a redemption song is revealed, adding an 11th artist back to the competition. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Mud, Sweat and Beards: Season 1 finale. Survival experts Donny Dust and Ray Livingston attempt to build a primitive paradise in the New Mexico desert, where they must combat extreme weather and aggressive predators. 11:00 PM ET on USA
NBA Playoffs: The Celtics and Nets reach Game 4, while the Raptors-Sixers and Jazz-Mavs advance to Game 5:
NHL Hockey: The Chicago Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers in a streaming-exclusive matchup. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Hulu and ESPN+
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.