They say any publicity is good publicity, but the producers behind “Bachelor in Paradise” may beg to differ. The series returns under a cloud of scrutiny after investigators looked into allegations of misconduct involving at least two contestants. No charges were filed, but the network had to delay the premiere and pull an ill-advised advertisement that seemed to make light of the situation. How the show deals with the backstage drama should be more fascinating than finding out who hooked up.
7 p.m. Mon., KSTP, Ch. 5
The sitcom “Atypical” will get well-deserved attention for making its lead character an autistic teen campaigning for love through brutal honesty and chocolate-dipped strawberries. But producers also deserve a box of chocolates for casting Jennifer Jason Leigh as his restless mother. One of the most underappreciated actresses of her generation, Leigh doesn’t have nearly enough to do early on, which is understandable — the kid comes first. But let’s hope creators make room for mommy in later episodes.
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Marlon Wayans, who has carved out a profitable career spoofing movies such as “50 Shades of Grey” and “Scream,” returns to network TV with “Marlon,” a sitcom about divorced parents who still dig each other. It’s closer to “Three’s Company” than Uncle Keenan’s “In Living Color” — and, no, that’s not a compliment. NBC is treating this summer series like a blip on its schedule. You should do the same.
8 p.m. Wed., KARE, Ch. 11