The ticket: Television

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Wahlburgers marathon

7-11 p.m., A&E

You can catch up, if you’re inclined. The show relies heavily on the most famous of the nine Wahlberg kids, Donnie and Mark, and all of their faux confessions and self-mythologizing blather — but the real star is Ma, a.k.a. Alma. She tells her stories about “Mahk” and the day Calvin Klein called and how “Dawnie” was obsessed with Michael Jackson. Go Ma.


Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert

9 p.m., HBO

This documentary profiles a financially struggling single mother with three children. Working as a nursing assistant at an extended-care facility in Tennessee, and the sole caregiver for her kids, she barely makes ends meet.


Chasing Maria Menounos 10 p.m., Oxygen

Do we have to care about the daily life of this “fearless, confident modern woman who is living her life as she designed it,” as Oxygen puts it, because she’s from the Boston area? In this weekly half-hour, Menounos will deal with getting older, or getting pressured to marry by her parents, or getting famous, or not getting famous enough, or something. In the premiere, she celebrates her birthday at a luau-themed party with Perez Hilton and Khloe Kardashian.


Broad City 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central


This show is sick, I tell you, sick. And I love it. Adapted from a Web series, it’s about two 20-something women in New York who have crummy entry-level jobs and a penchant for making bad decisions. Played by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson as versions of themselves, they are today’s Laverne and Shirley, or Mary and Rhoda.


Portlandia 10 p.m., IFC

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Don’t forget about “Portlandia”! The show works so well in snippets online, but there’s pleasure to be had in watching episodes in their entirety. This season has been good so far, probably because IFC runs less than a dozen a year. No writer burnout. In this episode, a 1980s punk awakens from a coma, among other things.


Crossroads 10 p.m., CMT

The show that gets peanut butter in your chocolate and vice versa gives us a concert featuring country star Dierks Bentley and rock band OneRepublic.


Ripper Street 9 p.m., BBC America

If you like your murder mysteries smart and gruesome and your settings Victorian, try this. Matthew Macfadyen is the lead detective solving crimes in London after the siege of Jack the Ripper. In this episode, he and his team look into the murder of a telegraph boy.


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