Bad to the bone
Jeffrey Dean Morgan attempts to complete his transformation from weak-hearted patient in “Grey’s Anatomy” to blackhearted baddie in “The Walking Dead.” The lonnng introduction of his bat-wielding Negan in last season’s cliffhanger didn’t give me the chills I was hoping for, but don’t underestimate the show’s writers or Morgan, who proved in the 2009 film “Watchmen” and CBS’ “The Good Wife” that pretty boys can be the most devilish of rogues.
8 p.m. Sun., AMC
“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” could have just been another tribute to the TV legend or a rehashing of his recent autobiography. But as usual, “American Masters” goes deep, coaxing the “All in the Family” producer to share revealing confessions, including one about the lies he told so often about his father that he almost came to believe them. This is a star-studded documentary — George Clooney is among the interviewed fans — for pop-culture fans and anyone with complicated family issues.
8 p.m. Tue., TPT, Ch. 2
Producer Jason Katims has a healthy habit of zigging when the rest of Hollywood zags (see: “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights”). So it’s a bit of a disappointment to see him lend his talents to “Pure Genius,” a rather pedestrian medical series that tries to separate itself from the pack by having its brilliant doctor (Dermot Mulroney) get recruited by a tech entrepreneur (Augustus Prew) who doesn’t follow the rules.
9 p.m. Thu., WCCO, Ch. 4