Copper 10 p.m., BBC America
From “Boardwalk Empire” to “Mad Men” to “Downton Abbey,” TV viewers love a period piece. This sprawling BBC America drama — its first original — is set in late-19th-century Manhattan. It covers a wide swath of the inhabitants teeming about the burgeoning metropolis, including the Five Points area, the upper crusts of Fifth Avenue, and the emerging African-American community in northern Manhattan in 1864. The series comes from Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, who gave us “Homicide: Life on the Street,” so hopes are high. As the title suggests, one of the main characters is a policeman working in a pre-“CSI” world, something that very much appealed to the creators. Fontana recently told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, “Personally, I just love the fact that we’re doing a series where there’s no cellphones, my favorite thing.” Pictured: Tom Weston-Jones as detective Kevin Corcoran.
Married to Jonas 10 p.m., E!
For all those Jonas Brothers fans who fantasized about being married to one of them, here’s your chance to see what the reality would actually be like as Kevin Jonas navigates the hitched life with wife Dani and a camera crew.
Survivorman 8 p.m., Discovery
Shockingly, not the story of “Boston” Rob Mariano or Russell Hantz.
Oprah’s Next Chapter 9 p.m. OWN
Rihanna welcomes O under her umbrella, -ella, -ella.
Episodes 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Merc better watch his back.