You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Critic’s picks: Television

Eric Liebowitz/NBC

SUNDAY

The Paradise 9 p.m., Channel 2

This “Masterpiece Classic” series is sweet and light. I’m particularly captivated by Sarah Lancashire, who plays Miss Audrey. Lancashire makes her character controlling, painfully insecure, and fully sympathetic.

MONDAY

Parks and Recreation 8-11 p.m., FXX

If you’re missing “Parks and Recreation,” which NBC has pulled for a few weeks, you can always get a full dose at FXX. The new channel, the comedy wing of FX, is filling a lot of its schedule gaps with the endearing Amy Poehler series. Tonight’s episodes revolve around Leslie’s campaign for City Council. (Pictured: Poehler, left, with Aubrey Plaza.)

TUESDAY

New Girl 9 p.m., Fox

Continue reading below

Damon Wayans Jr. was in the pilot for this show, but then “Happy Endings” got picked up and the producers had his character, Coach, move out of the loft. Now that “Happy Endings” is gone, and Schmidt has moved across the hall, Wayans is back. His former “Happy Endings” costar Adam Pally is on Fox’s “The Mindy Project” at 9:30.

WEDNESDAY

The 47th Annual CMA AWARDS
8 p.m., ABC

The country awards shows are almost like a monthly variety series, with recurring cast members. This one is hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, natch, with guest performances by Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, and the Zac Brown Band.

THURSDAY

The Michael J. Fox Show 9:30 p.m., NBC

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey guest stars on this not-so-great show, when Fox’s news-anchor character interviews him. “No chance of me getting my Screen Actors Guild card anytime soon,” Christie told the press regarding his brief appearance. Because we were wondering. (Pictured: Betsy Brandt, Fox, Juliette Goglia, Katie Finneran, Jack Gore, Conor Romero.) 

FRIDAY

JFK: The Final Hours 8 p.m., National Geographic

It is about to be the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. So books and TV specials are coming atcha. Here’s a two-hour look at Kennedy’s last day, with firsthand accounts by people who were with him. Bill Paxton narrates.

SATURDAY

Beast of the Bering Sea 9 p.m., Syfy

On Nov. 23: “Stonados,” a Boston-set movie about a weather system that hurls deadly boulders. In the meantime, Syfy bestows this gift. Starring Jonathan Lipnicki, it’s about prospectors in an underwater cave that houses sea vampires. I know, I had you at Lipnicki.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.