Frontline: Prison State (10pm, UNC-TV) - “Frontline” continues its look prisons in the U.S. with this report on mass incarceration through the prism of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., where many residents have done time. One resident has been in and out of prison for 40 years; a 15 year old faces juvenile detention due to persistent truancy; and another, a Vietnam veteran, suffers from addiction issues and PTSD.
NCIS (8pm, CBS) - A Marine photographer disappears prior to testifying in a high-profile Afghanistan murder case. The NCIS team investigate the homicide he witnessed and his current piece on military veterans who are homeless.
Pioneers of Television (8pm, UNC-TV) - This week’s installment spotlights race and ethnicity, including breakthroughs Diahann Carroll (“Julia”), Bill Cosby (“I Spy”), Desi Arnaz (“I Love Lucy”) and George Takei (“Star Trek”).
The Mindy Project (9:30pm, Fox) - Danny offers to sell Mindy the other condo he owns in his building, but he gets jealous when she starts dating Charlie the police officer.
Fargo (10pm, FX) - In this fantastic series’ second episode, Molly sets a trap while Gus thinks about coming clean regarding the botched traffic stop. Also, Lester returns to work.