Comfort food

Brooke Burns, former model and “Baywatch” lifeguard, has developed into an engaging lead actress, at least based on her continuing role as San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price in “Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Story.” The mystery wouldn’t cause Columbo to lose any sleep, but Hallmark viewers tune in for slow-cooked romances with moderately complex characters. Price and her would-be suitor — a roguish chef — fit the bill.

8 p.m. Sunday, Hallmark


Larry Wilmore fattens his application for TV’s Entertainer of the Year with “Insecure,” a biting new sitcom co-created with Issa Rae. It may find a wider audience than his brilliant but polarizing “The Nightly Show,” largely because its main character, played by Rae, is reminiscent of the posse on HBO’s “Girls” — with a purseload of racial issues to boot. The series is peppered generously with the N-word, but it’s used less for shock value than to reinforce that this is a woman deeply embedded in black culture, whether she likes it or not.

9:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO

A new adventure

“Supergirl” is finally where she belongs. I enjoyed the first season, especially Melissa Benoist’s plucky performance, but thought it was a bad fit on CBS. Now the series has moved to the CW, where it stands with the network’s other DC properties, including “The Flash” and “Arrow.” The second-season premiere is lots of fun, particularly when it focuses on Supergirl’s attempts to date Jimmy Olsen, but a rather stiff Superman nearly spoils the party.

7 p.m. Monday, WUCW, Ch. 23

Neal Justin