Marlon / 9:00pm (4) With the episode “Model Parent,” Marlon Wayans returns with the second season of his comedy series, which is based loosely on his own experiences. His on-screen alter ego is deeply involved in co-parenting with his exwife (Essence Atkins), even if the advice he doles out to his kids might not always seem to be the wisest. Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil play the youngsters, with Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle also in the regular cast. Another episode follows.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce / 10:00pm (Bravo) As the hit dramedy returns for Season 5, a red carpet event gives the main circle of friends reason to reflect on events of the past few months in the new “Rule No. 773: Step and Repeat.” Abby (Lisa Edelstein) makes Mike (James Lesure) an offer, while Barbara (Retta) relaxes her guard around ex-husband Leon (guest star Aaron D. Spears). After some disappointing news, Delia (Necar Zadegan) gets a surprising offer. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) considers reconciling with her brother Tony (guest star Steve Talley).
Alone / 10:03pm (History Ch) 11:05pm (History Ch) 1:06am (History Ch) 3:06am (History Ch) In Season 5, 10 former unsuccessful participants get a second shot at glory in this grueling survival series, which awards a cool half a million dollars to the most iron-willed survivor of the bunch. In the season premiere, “Redemption,” this season’s survivalists are dropped off in the most remote location yet: Northern Mongolia, where they’ll have to contend with soul-crushing subzero temperatures, deadly predators, gnawing hunger and the punishing sense of isolation.
Essence Atkins stars in “Marlon” Thursday on NBC.