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. TPT, Ch. 2

By George!

George Clooney certainly doesn't need anymore accolades, even after the dismal showing of "Tomorrowland," but he deserves props for recognizing courageous journalism by directing "Good Night, and Good Luck" a decade before this year's critical darling, "Spotlight," hit theaters. 8 p.m. Cinemax

Local flavors

I miss Billy Bob Thornton as much as the next "Fargo" fan, but the second season is just as satisfying, maintaining the Coen brothers' black humor and showcasing a cast that gets to flex different muscles. Give some credit to Matt Wolpert, who spent part of his childhood in Sioux Falls and helped write this week's episode. 9 p.m. FX

Neal Justin