“The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” was designed to bash the easiest piñata from the Brat Pack collection, but early word from the taping has it that the celebrity panel, which included Peyton Manning and Jewel, found much more glee in taking swings at Ann Coulter. Comedian Jimmy Carr even went so far as to suggest that the conservative commentator kill herself. Tune in to see if that line makes the final cut.
9 p.m. Mon., Comedy Central
Georgia on my mind
Like James Franco, Donald Glover seems determined to prove he can do it all. Unlike Franco, he may be right. The former “Community” star, known as rapper Childish Gambino, shines as the star and creator of “Atlanta,” a dramedy about a young, lost African-American dreamer who can’t seem to catch a break. Is it his race? Laziness? Bad luck? That the series is in no hurry to provide answers is its greatest among many fine attributes.
9 p.m. Tue., FX
The sweetest thing
“Selma” director Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey are the powerhouse women behind the smarter-than-average soap series “Queen Sugar,” but the real star here is Kofi Siriboe as the formerly incarcerated son dealing with the death of the family’s patriarch and the Louisiana sugar-cane farm he left behind. I had never heard of Siriboe, but after watching his performance, simmering with anger and sympathy, I can’t wait to see more.
9 p.m. Tue.-Wed., OWN