According to Jim

TV Land, a channel formerly known for airing classic reruns and propping up beloved TV stars, slides neatly up to the grown-ups’ table with “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” a new comedy based not so loosely on the domestic life of its title star. The setup — a stand-up comic balances raising five children with his G-rated act — sounds like a series only the Brady Bunch would enjoy, but the bits about everything from religion to aging are sharp and sophisticated. Edgy appearances by Chris Rock and Hannibal Buress help remind viewers that “Hot in Cleveland” is dead and gone. Anyone looking for a lighter, cleaner version of “Louie” has found a home. 9 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land

There will be blood

If the evening news and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” aren’t scary enough for you, try “The Strain,” the chills-inducer starting its second season. Star Corey Stoll promises more levity this year, which probably means the blood will come in rainbow colors. 9 p.m. Sunday, FX

Let’s talk about sex

True love may not run smoothly on “Masters of Sex,” which returns for its third season, but it appears to be chugging along just fine off-screen with cute couple of the moment Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman, who returns in a recurring role. Josh Charles, who threw one heck of a tantrum on “The Good Wife,” joins the cast. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime

No dancing in the dark

Turn out the lights; the party’s over. That might as well be the subtitle to “Blackout,” a new “American Experience” documentary that looks at how the 1977 blackout that covered New York City triggered fear and looting, a far different scene than past outages that were a reason for festive bonding. How much our country has come to depend on electricity — and how little we trust our neighbors — is telling in this brisk but powerful film from Callie T. Wiser. 9 p.m. Tuesday, TPT, Ch. 2

Neal Justin