British accent

The first episode of “Undercover” is hard to pin down — is it a diatribe against capital punishment? a spy vs. spy vs. wife thriller? — but I’ll stick with anything starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, two of Britain’s finest thespians who deserve more stateside attention. For those who insist on American blood, ex-TV president Dennis Haysbert appears as an enigma on death row.

7 p.m., BBC America

Bear necessities

“Polar Bear Town” gives viewers an intimate tour of Churchill, Manitoba, where each winter humans are outnumbered by the town’s white-coated visitors. The documentarians try to rev up the drama by emphasizing a recent bear attack, but mostly this is a picturesque diversion that celebrates the merging of two animal kingdoms in the spirit of goodwill and brisk tourism.

7 p.m., Smithsonian Channel

For art’s sake

It’s no longer a big deal when a movie star like Dennis Quaid plays second fiddle in a streaming series, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to see him in “The Art of More,” the art-world drama that returns for a second season. Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) joins the cast.

Now streaming on Crackle

Neal Justin