TV picks: 'Good Girls,' 'Atlanta,' 'The Looming Tower,' and more

Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry in FX’s “Atlanta”-19022018-0001
Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover in a scene from FX’s “Atlanta,” which returns for its second season on March 1

The Walking Dead. No, I don’t watch anymore — so much walking, so much death — but for those who do (and who already suspect this will be a sad one), be aware that the second half of the season launches with an episode scheduled to run 82 minutes. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC.

Living Biblically. Jay R. Ferguson stars as Chip, a New York movie critic who, after the death of a friend, decides to try living his life by the dictates of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Inspired by A.J. Jacobs’ The Year of Living Biblically, in which Jacobs, a journalist, appeared  to have approached the project  as a 365-day stunt for the purpose of writing a book, the show seems to be straining for sincerity while milking the more esoteric precepts for laughs. Camryn Manheim plays Chip’s editor; Lindsay Kraft his wife, who’s expecting their first child; and Ian Gomez and David Krumholtz  portray the somewhat bemused clerics — a priest and rabbi, respectively — to whom he turns for advice.   9:30 p.m. Monday, CBS.

Good Girls. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), and Mae Whitman (Parenthood) star as three women whose half-baked plan to rob a local grocery store to pay some bills goes, not unexpectedly, awry. This new series from Jenna Bans (Desperate Housewives, Scandal) might be far-fetched, but it manages to make the characters’ plights — pre-felony, at least — all too relatable. 10 p.m. Monday, NBC.

McMafia. James Norton (Grantchester, Happy Valley) plays Alex Godman, son of an exiled Russian mobster. Alex’s efforts to operate a strictly legitimate business are running into problems even before his family is threatened and he’s forced to consider his options. Inspired by Misha Glenny’s nonfiction book about the global underworld, it costars David Strathairn as an Israeli businessman with whom
Alex becomes entangled and Juliet Rylance (The Knick) as Alex’s fiancee. 10 p.m. Monday, AMC.

Ackley Bridge. Cultures collide in the internationally focused streaming service’s newest British drama, set in a high school in the north of England formed by the merger of two schools, one of which served a predominantly Muslim portion of the community. Monday, Acorn.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Another true-crime anthology, this one from Anthony Hemingway (American Crime Story, Underground). The series’ first season will look at the investigations into the rappers’ murders, still unsolved after 20 years. 10 p.m. Tuesday, USA.

The Looming Tower. Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard star as bitter interagency rivals in an adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s book about the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks and the dysfunctional national security infrastructure that failed to prevent them. Wednesday, Hulu.

Gotham. The fourth season resumes, with, among other developments, a new, more grownup-looking Ivy (now played by Peyton List, of Frequency). 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox.

Atlanta. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this Donald Glover comedy, back after a Solo-enforced hiatus so Glover could play Lando Calrissian, can still surprise (in ways I invite you to discover for yourself, because I wouldn’t want to spoil a moment). In what producers are calling “Robbin’ Season,” Earn (Glover) deals with a whole new set of money issues while his rapper cousin Al (Brian Tyree Henry) encounters some of the downsides of fame. 10 p.m. Thursday, FX.