Tough guys don't dance

After menacing turns in "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Revenant," Oscar nominee Tom Hardy turns his boot-shaking glances to "Taboo," an early 1800s drama he co-created with his father. The story, in which a long-lost son returns to England to inherit a small but politically strategic island — and rattle his sister — is bogged down with dime-store dialogue, but Hardy continues to stake his claim to territory once claimed by Clint Eastwood and Russell Crowe. Don't mess with him; don't keep your eyes off him, either.

9 p.m., FX

State of the Union

Fans of "Being Mary Jane" got a great holiday gift. BET and star Gabrielle Union settled a breach-of-contract suit that hinged on whether the actress had been promised time off between seasons to further her movie career. With that bit of nasty business behind us, we can watch the title character climb up the TV news ladder without a tinge of guilt in this Season 4 premiere.

8 p.m., BET

Accidents will happen

"Command and Control" might be the scariest documentary you'll see all year. This latest offering from "American Experience" explores a 1980 accident at an Arkansas nuclear plant, and suggests it could have been much worse — and may well be repeated somewhere else in the very near future.

8:30 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

Neal Justin