Law and disorder

See Alicia Florrick. See Alicia score. See Alicia squirm. See “The Good Wife” improbably but unquestionably continue to be network TV’s most compelling drama, thanks to the never-ending ups and downs that would rival any ride at Disney World. Season 7 starts off with Florrick (Julianna Margulies) reduced to representing arrestees at bail hearings. Her old law firm still hasn’t forgiven her for jumping ship, getting into an ethics scandal and having great hair. Guest stars Michael J. Fox, Margo Martindale and catnip Jeffrey Dean Morgan are aboard to help and hinder. Dramas churning out 20-plus episodes a season tend to run out of smart ideas and do little to mask their desperation — Alicia opens a firm on Mars! — but creators Michelle and Robert King continue to find tantalizing ways to put their heroine through the wringer. Her losses are our gain. 8 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, Ch. 4

She’s alive

When compiling a list of underrated TV actresses, don’t forget Rose McIver, who brings pluckiness to her role as a brain-eating heroine in “iZombie,” a hip procedural that captures the spirit of co-creator Rob Thomas’ cult fave “Veronica Mars.” McIver, playing a zombie with heart, may look as pale as a ghost, but she exhibits plenty of human spirit in this lively performance. 8 p.m. Tuesday, WUCW, Ch. 23

Motor mouth

I had every intention of watching every second of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” a new series in which the former “Tonight Show” host attempts to spread his love of cars to the masses. But despite the inclusion of comedian Tim Allen, there was no real charge in the first couple of segments for those of us who feel autos are good only for transportation and a place to store an extra pair of pants. “If you don’t know why guys like to burn rubber,” Leno says at one point, “stop watching this show right now.” So I did. 9 p.m. Wednesday, CNBC

Street performer

It can’t be easy to make Tina Fey crack up so hard she melts into a city sidewalk, but Billy Eichner manages to do just that in the season premiere of “Billy on the Street,” the rapid-fire game show in which the host ambushes unsuspecting New Yorkers with pop-culture questions and chance encounters with celebrities. Eichner’s short fuse is only part of his appeal, something Fey clearly understands. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, TruTV

Neal Justin