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Best bets

- Monday Night Football (6 p.m., Ch. 4): Patriots at Broncos

- Ally McBeal (8 p.m., Ch. 13): Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) of "The Practice" comes to Ally's firm looking for some help with a case. (Repeat)- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Buffy takes an instant dislike to her mother's new boyfriend (John Ritter), who isn't the great guy he appears to be. (Repeat)

- Dateline NBC (9 p.m., Ch. 5): A report on a male contraceptive pill.

New show

- Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (11 p.m., FX): Lisa Kudrow is the guest on the premiere of this new comedy series, which is sort of inconsistently funny.