"Bitten" (Syfy). Laura Vandervoort is a Toronto-based photographer and werewolf who would just like to lead a normal life. Uh-huh. Features an ancestral manse called Stonehaven.
"Jerks With Cameras" (MTV). The name sounds accurate, if the press release for this candid-but-not-always-hidden-camera series is anything to go by ("Get right up in people's faces ... poke the unsuspecting public until they get big reactions"). Allen Funt has a lot to answer for.
"APB With Troy Dunn" (TNT). Keen tracer of lost people Troy Dunn uses his know-how, organizational muscle and your help, America, to reunite those whom fate has put asunder. Some sort of social media component suggests these feats happen in real time.
"Looking" (HBO). Appealingly low-key, matter-of-fact and loosely played story of gay life in the camera-ready city of San Francisco. Jonathan Groff (man of the theater and "Glee"), Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett are friends looking for love and whatever by hook or by Facebook. Scott Bakula and Russell Tovey recur.
"Klondike" (Discovery). The network's first scripted miniseries enlists Tim Roth, Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish and Richard Madden in a tale of Yukon gold. Sure to turn out bad for somebody. With Johnny Simmons as young Jack London.
"Broad City" (Comedy Central). Amy Poehler-produced, New York City-set sitcom, starring gal pals Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, is a sort of "Girls Unleashed" or possibly the female "Workaholics" you have been waiting for.
"Wahlburgers" (A&E). Show-biz brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg interfere with nonacting sibling Paul in one of his Boston eateries. Features appearances by "the real Johnny Drama" and other old-homestead types. If someone doesn't drop a big tray of something, I have never watched television.
"Rake" (Fox). Greg Kinnear plays a dissolute L.A. lawyer with a gambling problem, getting by on the last remnants of a boyish charm — though we are also invited to regard him as a (comical) jerk. Antiheroic in a shaggy 1970s mode.
"Black Sails" (Starz). Michael Bay-produced pirate epic regards the anarcho-syndicalist commune that was life under the Jolly Roger. ("We have no kings here," says one pillar of this community. "We don't rely on wages.") Bonus thread: a Long John Silver origin story. Naked sex too — it's premium cable, yo. (Ho ho.)