“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” enters its third and final season today on Netflix. Krysten Ritter stars as a brooding woman and private eye with remarkable powers, haunted by past traumas. Shot through with comic-book noir elements, “Jones” is a good example of how the Marvel universe has handled dark themes like abuse, rape and post-traumatic stress. Profound or pretentious? Comic books rest in the eyes of their beholders.
The show’s run on Netflix comes to an end as Disney begins to consolidate its hold on Marvel and “Star Wars” properties as well as recently acquired Fox franchises. Disney plans to launch its own streaming service, Disney +, in the hopes of rivaling Netflix.
- Meanwhile, on the old-fashioned Disney Channel, the new live-action comedy “Just Roll With It” (8:35 p.m., Disney, TV-Y7) debuts. A scripted comedy about a group of young friends who play a fictional family on an improv comedy series, “Roll” shows them in their “normal” routines as well as on the stage set, where a live studio audience yells out suggestions that change the trajectory of their story as it unfolds.
A pretty tricky narrative for a kids’ series, “Roll” would be better if the characters’ behavior and speaking style reflected their differing situations. As it is, they just scream cute, precocious dialogue “on” and off camera.
- The 2019 documentary “16 Shots” (8 p.m., Showtime, TV-14) recalls the shooting of a Chicago teenager by a police officer in 2014. The film examines the outrage at the event and the subsequent exoneration of the officer as well as the years-long effort to obtain footage from the city police department and Chicago officials.
- A full quarter-century after its release, the influence of “Pulp Fiction” on storytelling can be seen in the new action series “Jett” (9 p.m., Cinemax, TV-MA). As the series opens, two hit men exchange chitchat about popular culture and an awkward interlude with the crime boss’s wife as they prepare for a job that goes curiously sideways before the story ricochets through non-sequential flashbacks. They do everything but mention a Royale With Cheese!
Carla Gugino stars as the gorgeous and curvaceous title character, a world-class thief. This is the kind of show where people are called “world-class thieves” to their face. She looks good in designer duds and can crush bones with the best of them. Look for endless violence punctuated by gratuitous nudity. In an ever-changing media world, it’s nice to see that Cinemax is still Cinemax!
- “Mythbusters” host Adam Savage returns on “Savage Builds” (9 p.m., Discovery). First up: an attempt to construct a jetpack.
- Streaming on Netflix: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star in the 2019 comedy “Murder Mystery.”
- Amazon Prime streams the second season of “Absentia,” about an FBI agent who returns six years after being declared “dead.”
- An acting troupe lives out their horror movie fantasies in a dreamlike Latin American city on “Los Espookys” (10 p.m., HBO, TV-MA), produced by Lorne Michaels and Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), who also stars.
- U.S. Open (6:30 p.m., Fox, TV-PG) golf coverage.
- Employees reveal a mortuary’s buried secrets on “Whistleblower” (7 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
- Two planets hang in the balance on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (7 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
- “American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-14, check local listings) profiles playwright Terrence McNally.
- A medium offers clues about a suicide on “Blue Bloods” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
After graduating from an elite college, a clique of women strives to find happiness during the Depression in the 1966 adaptation of Mary McCarthy’s 1963 best-seller “The Group” (9:15 p.m., TCM, TV-14). An early role for Candice Bergen.
“20/20” (8 p.m., ABC) ... Variety galore on “The Big Stage” (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG and 8:30 p.m., r) ... “Dateline” (9 p.m., NBC).
Aubrey Plaza and Dan Abrams are booked on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (10:35 p.m., CBS).