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TV highlights: ‘The Story of the Jews’ concludes and ‘The Mindy Project’ is back

THE MINDY PROJECT: Mindy (Mindy Kaling) discovers her old sex tape on the Internet while Peter (Adam Pally) looks on. (Jordin Althaus/FOX)

Simon Schama’s “The Story of the Jews” (MPT and WETA at 8) concludes with three one-hour episodes that cover Jewish history from the Enlightenment and Jewish renaissance to the Hollywood effect and modern-day Israel.

“Glee” (Fox at 8) flashes forward to the club’s alumni bobbing around in New York City, with Blaine and Sam moving in with Kurt, and Rachel settling into the life of a Broadway star.

The battle round continues on “The Voice” (NBC at 8), with Coldplay’s Chris Martin playing guest adviser.

SERIES PREMIERE: The guys of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” take their snarky commentary liberties to some of National Geographic’s most treasured shows such as “Honey Badgers” and “Man v. Monster” on “Total Riff Off” (National Geographic at 8).

The two-part episode of “NCIS” (CBS at 8) titled “Crescent City” wraps up with an escalated hunt for the copycat Privileged Killer in New Orleans.

“The Mindy Project” (Fox at 9) is back from hiatus with a one-hour episode that begins with Mindy and Danny facing the consequences of their intimacy and ends with Mindy discovering her old sex tape online.

RETURNING SHOW: The 13th season of “19 Kids & Counting” (TLC at 9) has Ben officially courting Jessa after he takes a thorough questionnaire from the Duggar boys.

“The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo at 9) shows the ladies taking a trip to the Hamptons to see Sonja perform in a burlesque act for charity.

RETURNING SHOW: In the Season 7 opener of “Giuliana & Bill” (E! at 8), the couple hears back from their surrogate about a possible baby No. 2.

Finch and Fusco make the trek to Washington, D.C., to investigate the motivations behind a recent attack on the latest “Person of Interest” (CBS at 10).

RETURNING SHOW: Season 2 of “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central at 10:30) opens the only way it knows how — with Schumer losing a tennis match and contracting herpes.

Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Minnie Driver come to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Pitbull.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth and Schumer are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with music from Johnnyswim.

Actors David Duchovny and Danai Gurira swing by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a stand-up set from Pete Davidson.

Rachel Lubitz



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