The heart will go on
Mindy Kaling’s search for rom-com love was addictive when “The Mindy Project” first launched, but her quest is starting to feel a bit redundant in the first episode of Season 5, in which she mulls the prospects of two suitors. Kaling remains a joy to watch, especially when she’s confident she’s a Meg Ryan clone, but unless she finds some new avenues to explore, we’re going to recommend the character give up trying to find romance on the small screen and resort to Tinder.
Now streaming on Hulu
U2 does its best to remind us it’s the world’s greatest rock band with an appearance on “The iHeart Music Festival.” The eclectic get-together, which took place over three nights last month, also welcomed Britney Spears, Usher and Billy Idol, who was joined on stage by Miley Cyrus. Let’s hope the network highlights, which continue Friday, include that white wedding.
7 p.m., WUCW, Ch. 23
The devil inside
You don’t have to go on safari to see creatures exhibit stomach-churning behavior. “Monsters Inside Me,” part medical documentary, part horror show, kicks off a new season with more examinations of parasites focused on doing unspeakable acts to your innards. Do not watch while munching Gummi Worms.
9 p.m., Animal Planet