8 p.m. on 6, ‘‘NCIS’’ — Ziva (Cote de Pablo) is distracted from the team’s current case — the deaths of a journalist and a petty officer — by a surprise visit from her father, Eli (Michael Nouri). She’s convinced he’s come to the U.S. in his official capacity as director of Mossad, but he insists he’s only there to share a Shabbat dinner with his daughter. Mark Harmon also stars in the new episode ‘‘Shabbat Shalom.’’
9 p.m. on 7, ‘‘The Abolitionists: American Experience’’ — Airing over three weeks and commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this ambitious presentation tells the stories of five people who fought for the end of slavery. Part 1 introduces these key figures — Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown — and chronicles the movement’s early years, from the 1820s through 1838.
10 p.m. on DISC, ‘‘Africa’’ - From the team behind the acclaimed series ‘‘Life’’ comes this seven-part documentary series that looks at the continent of Africa, spotlighting never-before-filmed species, animal behaviors and natural wonders. The production team spent 1,598 days on location in 27 countries to capture such amazing events as what could be the last great rhinoceros gathering on Earth, lizards that hunt for flies on the backs of sleeping lions and more.
10 p.m. on FX, ‘‘Justified’’ - Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is back for a fourth season of bringing justice to Kentucky’s Harlan County. This time around, a 30-year-old mystery is at the heart of the drama. Meanwhile, Raylan is trying to prepare for the birth of his child as well as protect his wayward father who is trying to sell his house. Guest stars this season include Patton Oswalt and Ron Eldard.
10 p.m. on MTV, ‘‘Snooki & JWOWW’’ — ‘‘Jersey Shore’’ BFFs Nicole ‘‘Snooki’’ Polizzi and Jenni ‘‘JWOWW’’ Farley are back for Season 2 of their reality series, now expanded to a full hour. This season includes Snooki going into labor and the first footage of her newborn son, Lorenzo. While Snooki embarks on the adventures of motherhood, JWOWW takes the next step in her relationship with Roger.