Madam Secretary. If you caught John Oliver's surprise interview with the Dalai Lama earlier this month on HBO's Last Week Tonight, you're more than prepared for this episode, in which Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) faces pushback from the Chinese over her plans to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS.

Shots Fired. Ten-episode series from Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious) uses a racially charged police-involved shooting under investigation by the Department of Justice to raise questions about militarized policing, private prisons, and educational inequities. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox.

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Empire. The saga of the feuding Lyons family continues as the music-fueled soap returns from its winter hiatus with Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) still at war on multiple fronts and their kids — including Hakeen (Philadelphia's Bryshere Gray) — caught in the middle. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox.

Shelter Me: Community Matters. Primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall talks canines as the host of an hour about shelter dogs that includes a story about some who've been trained to protect rhinos and elephants from African poachers. 9 p.m. Wednesday, WHYY12.

Grace and Frankie. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return for a third season as odd-couple friends dealing together with the remarriage of their ex-husbands to each other. Friday, Netflix.