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1 The Millers 8 p.m. on (CTV) The can­celed sit­com re­turns to play off its re­main­ing sto­ries. Carol (Margo Martin­dale) finds Kip (Sean Hayes) in­spi­ra­tional, pos­si­bly to her im­mi­nent detri­ment, in the new tale “Diggin’ Up Bones.” Want­ing her to take risks more, he urges her to hug it out — or have it out — with a for­mer work en­emy (guest star Molly Shan­non) who’s on the verge of re­tir­ing. Will Ar­nett, Beau Bridges and Jayma Mays also star. Another episode fol­lows.

2 An­nie 8 p.m. on (M1) It’s still a hard-knock life for the or­phaned ti­tle char­ac­ter in this re­vi­sion of the hit Broad­way mu­si­cal. Qu­ven­zhane Wal­lis (“Beasts of the South­ern Wild”) has the ti­tle role, with Jamie Foxx as this ver­sion’s Daddy War­bucks, a cel­lu­lar ty­coon named Will Stacks. Cameron Diaz plays the bit­ter Miss Han­ni­gan. The re­vamped score in­cludes such stan­dards as “Maybe” and, of course, “To­mor­row.” Rose Byrne, Bobby Can­navale and David Zayas (“Gotham”) co-star and sev­eral fa­mous faces turn up in cameos.

3 Green­berg 9 p.m. on (TMNE) Ben Stiller tones down his act by plac­ing him­self in the hands of writer-di­rec­tor Noah Baum­bach (“The Squid and the Whale”) — and Baum­bach’s wife, ac­tress Jen­nifer Jason Leigh, who helped con­ceive the story and is a co-star here — in this com­edy-drama about a some­what lost man who finds him­self when he switches coasts and house-sits for his Los An­ge­les-based brother (Chris Messina, “Julie & Ju­lia”). Greta Ger­wig and Rhys Ifans also star.

4 Get On Up 10 p.m. on (M1) You can’t sim­ply “get by” with play­ing dy­namic mu­sic icon James Brown, but Chad­wick Bose­man (“42”) is up to the chal­lenge in di­rec­tor Tate Tay­lor’s (“The Help”) biopic. The script re­calls the im­pov­er­ished back­ground of the per­former who would be­come known as both “the God­fa­ther of Soul” and “the hard­est work­ing man in show busi­ness.” In his sup­port­ing cast, Tay­lor re­unites “The Help” stars Vi­ola Davis and Oc­tavia Spencer, and adds Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robin­son and Jill Scott.

5 The McCarthys 10 p.m. on (SBK) Though it won’t be back next sea­son, this Bos­ton­com­edy gets to air its re­main­ing episodes, start­ing with the new story “Ger­ard’s En­gage­ment Party.” Joey McIntyre plays McCarthy son Ger­ard, whose fi­ancee Ka­t­rina (Jes­sica St. Clair) never has been one of his mother Mar­jorie’s (Lau­rie Met­calf) fa­vorite peo­ple ... so one shouldn’t ex­pect said party to go too smoothly, es­pe­cially since Ger­ard may end up miss­ing it. Jean Smart guest stars. Another episode fol­lows.

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