The Mindy Project 9:30 p.m., Fox
Mindy Kaling’s sitcom returns for a second season, and my fingers are still crossed. Actually, finger-cramping is setting in. The show was perpetually on the verge of being good during the first season, but it never quite found itself. Maybe Kaling and her writers have found the key over the summer? The premiere guest stars the overexposed James Franco, which could be funny or awful. His character’s name is Dr. Paul Leotard. Coming later in the season: Tim Olyphant and Adam Pally.