The futuristic series "Altered Carbon" returns to stream a second season on Netflix, two years after the first arrived. For the uninitiated, it's based on a 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, and set hundreds of years in the future when individuals can download their personality to new "sleeves." These fresh incarnations spark much concern about the fate of humanity, the loss of individual identity and the notion of a soul. Whether fresh, frozen or freeze-dried, "Altered" people talk. A lot.
-- "Live PD: Wanted" (9 p.m., A&E) also enters its second season. Host Tom Morris Jr., journalist Michelle Sigona and Sheriff Mark Lamb share stories about fugitives on the run from the law and ride along with various police forces in search of those on the lam.
-- They're cute, cuddly, adorable and subjects of tests for biochemistry. They're "Babies," stars of a new documentary series on Netflix. "Babies" follows newborns from all over the world to study the mysteries and wonders of these tiny, vulnerable creatures.
Early on, we meet an Israeli mother and scientist who studies the hormones produced by pregnant women and new mothers, substances shared with their babies that increase with intimate physical contract. Much to her surprise, she discovers that the hormones can also be found in new fathers, and increase at similar rates as fathers and babies physically bond, suggesting a biological basis in paternal feelings.
-- With a new "Emma" in theaters, updating Jane Austen's busybody character for a new generation, it's interesting to glance back at "Clueless" (10 p.m., CMT, TV-14), the 1995 comedy that placed an "Emma" in contemporary Beverly Hills and made Alicia Silverstone a star. That hit comedy, along with the 1995 BBC version of "Pride & Prejudice" (shown stateside on A&E), starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, began a pop cultural fixation on Jane Austen that continues to this day.
TONIGHT'S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
-- A blizzard shuts down the city on "Station 19" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
-- Mike sets Joe (Jay Leno) up on a date on "Last Man Standing" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG).
-- Her husband's corporate transfer puts an isolated mother under the influence of the ill-intentioned woman next door in the 2020 shocker "The Neighbor in the Window" (8 p.m., LMN, TV-PG).
-- Marc bullies his teacher on "Outmatched" (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
Higher learning on "Young Sheldon" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) ... A chance to give back on "Superstore" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14) ... High stakes on "Katy Keene" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... Pressing the flesh on "The Unicorn" (8:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) ... A theft from the evidence locker raises suspicions on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (8:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
A bar incident shatters Bonnie's nerves on "Mom" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) ... Karen's new beau arrives with several red flags on "Will & Grace" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) ... The return of Necromancer on "Legacies" (9 p.m., CW, r, TV-14) ... A cautionary tale on "Carol's Second Act" (9:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... Bearing false witness on "Indebted" (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
Jessie Reyez is booked on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" (11 p.m., Comedy Central) ... Steve Coogan appears on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS) ... Look for Liza Treyger, Russell Peters and Andrew Santino on "Lights Out With David Spade" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
John Turturro and KALEO are booked on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (11:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jimmy Fallon welcomes John Mulaney and Bad Bunny on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Mark Wahlberg and Storm Reid appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).