"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8 p.m., ABC): Bill Paxton ("Big Love") gets a chance to show off his action chops as he joins the show in a recurring role. He plays agent John Garrett, who brings what Joss Whedon calls "some attitude and cigar-smoking swagger."
"The Originals" (8 p.m., The CW): Flashbacks to 1919 focus on Klaus (Joseph Morgan) revealing details of the devastating secret that Marcel and Rebekah (Charles Michael Davis, Clare Holt) were trying to keep from him. Remember, kids, back then they didn't have Facebook.
"Chicago Fire" (10 p.m., NBC): Severide's (Taylor Kinney) impatience with the police intensifies when Vince Keeler (Jake Weary) goes free, but he holds out hope that justice will prevail. And oh yeah, there's another fire.
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