Roughing it

Joel McHale does his best to add snark to an otherwise typical CBS sitcom with tepid success in “The Great Indoors.” The former “Community” star plays an adventure-magazine writer forced to set up camp in a digitally driven office, populated with homebodies. McHale’s disdain for his younger co-workers will remind you of the early seasons of his last, great-ish sitcom. The rest of the first episode? Not so much.

7:30 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4

Medical procedure

Producer Jason Katims has a healthy habit of zigging when the rest of Hollywood is zagging. (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. That’s a mantra the usually reliable Katims may eventually embrace in this series, but based on the first episode, he’s got a long way to go

9 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4

Desperately seeking Susan

If watching your youngsters discover “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Fox has you feeling nostalgic, treat yourself after they go to bed with 1970’s “Joe.” John G. Avildsen’s gritty drama about a revenge-seeking father features Susan Sarandon, five years before she took on the role of Janet in the original cult classic.

1:15 a.m., TCM

Neal Justin