Here’s looking at you, kid

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” may officially be joining TV’s ever expanding superhero family, but its undeniable appeal owes more to Sam Spade than Spider-Man. Krysten Ritter, who specializes in sympathetic mean girls, plays the title character, slumming as a private detective after succumbing to her Kryptonite: a manipulative mind controller portrayed with unabashed self-satisfaction by David Tennant of “Dr. Who.” While Jones can lift a car with one manicured pinkie, she’s more interested in showing off her ability to gulp down bottomless bottles of whiskey and still slide into her only pair of skinny jeans. The cast treats the dime-novel dialogue (“I don’t flirt. I just say what I want.”) with such richness that you won’t miss the explosions that often deafen other shows in the genre. Jones eventually will be incorporated into the miniseries “Marvel’s The Defenders,” which is just fine, as long as her most intriguing superpower — the ability to conjure up the spirit of Humphrey Bogart — remains intact. Now streaming on Netflix

Baby’s got back

Based on the ads for “The 2015 American Music Awards,” Jennifer Lopez’s booty is hosting this year’s presentation, which would be a little rude since it would make it difficult for an entertainer struggling to stay relevant to look directly into the camera. Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are among the artists using their recess time to perform. 7 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Rolling back the years

Those who have suffered through “Norbit” may wonder why Eddie Murphy is getting “The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize,” but his induction into the prestigious club is justified in this taped telecast with glowing tributes from Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, as well as vintage clips, including the then-19-year-old savior of “Saturday Night Live” making his supremely confident debut on “The Tonight Show.” Stick around until the end for Murphy’s sidesplitting impression of Bill Cosby. 8 p.m. Monday, TPT, Ch. 2

Early adapters

Ric Burns, the brother of filmmaker Ken Burns and not the great-great-grandson of “Simpsons”’ magnate Montgomery Burns, presents “The Pilgrims: A Documentary Film,” an in-depth look at how the folks from the Mayflower managed to survive those early years in America without coverage of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 7 p.m. Tuesday, TPT, Ch. 2

Neal Justin