Carry that weight

Katy Mixon, who played a spirited second fiddle in "Mike & Molly," moves to first chair in "American Housewife," a fast-paced sitcom in which she has her hands full trying to make "fat" jokes fly. The show has some clever bits about struggling to fit in with tony — and toned-up — neighbors in upscale Connecticut. Too often, though, it feels like the writers think the rest of the world is as obsessed with weight issues as the patrons in the L.A. coffee shop where they come up with cheap laughs.

7:30 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Not-so-fresh start

Kudos to "The Real O'Neals" for continuing to shine the spotlight on gay teens, a mission that gets support from Jane Lynch and RuPaul in the second-season premiere. But those appearances do nothing to fix the rather banal nature of the O'Neal family, which seems to be handling divorce better than 99.9 percent of the population. Martha Plimpton knows how to wring laughs out of mediocrity, but even she struggles with a script that doesn't match the wit and insight of "Fresh Off the Boat," another ABC comedy returning tonight.

8 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5


"The Bill Engvall Show," a so-so sitcom from a decade ago, may not be of interest to even the most devout fans of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour — until you mention who played his teenage daughter. That would be future Oscar darling Jennifer Lawrence, who was 17 when the series had its short run. The show, which also features Nancy Travis and Tim Meadows, is paired with "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" every Tuesday.

8:30 p.m., getTV

Neal Justin