Escape artist

“Insecure,” which returns for a second season, has been acknowledged as a touchstone for representing life and love among under-represented members of the black community. Rightly so, but star/creator Issa Rae also reminds me of Rachel Bloom’s character in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” in the way they try to find an escape hatch from reality. It’s a shame that neither made the recent Emmy slate of comedy’s best actresses.

9:30 p.m. Sun., HBO

New girl in town

Nasim Pedrad was never used to her full potential on “Saturday Night Live,” a wrong that prime-time TV seems determined to correct. After a very funny arc on “New Girl,” Pedrad is front and center in the second season of “People of Earth,” playing an eager-to-please FBI agent who stumbles into the world of alien abductees. The series may not be out-of-the-world brilliant, but it has its moments, especially now that Pedrad is on board.

9:30 p.m. Mon., TBS

Talking the talk

David Letterman has said Norm Macdonald is one of the funniest people he knows (Al Franken is another), which may explain why the former late-night host is making an appearance on the fairly low-profile project “Norm Macdonald Live.” The two are clearly big fans of each other in this engaging, relaxed conversation about everything from being sabotaged on “The $20,000 Pyramid” to working with Mary Tyler Moore on her ill-fated variety show. A must-see for comedy fans.

Starts streaming Tue. on YouTube

Neal Justin