New on TV this week: Nov. 13-19

Series premieres:

* Mars — Are you ready to rocket off to Mars? This ambitious, six-part hybrid series from producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer blends documentary material with scripted drama as it imagines man’s maiden voyage to the Red Planet. 9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic Channel.

* Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music — Music lovers will absolutely not want to miss this pet project of the late Beatles producer George Martin. It’s an amazing eight-part series that examines the art of recording and how technology over the years has shaped what we hear. 10 p.m. Monday, WNET/Channel 13.

* Good Behavior — Michelle Dockery of “Downton Abbey” fame returns to prime time in this suspenseful new drama, but you’ll hardly recognize her. The woman who played staid Lady Mary is now Letty Raines, a Southern thief and con artist who was recently released from prison. She’s got a potty mouth and a weakness for booze and drugs. When she accidentally runs into a suave hitman (Juan Diego Botto), things get interesting. 9 p.m. Tuesday, TNT.

* Shooter — Ryan Phillippe stars in the new sniper drama. He plays an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. 10 p.m. Tuesday, USA.

* Undercover — This is a new political thriller about an esteemed London lawyer (Sophie Okonedo) who suddenly learns that her husband (Adrian Lester) has been hiding a secret past life from her. The cast includes Dennis Haysbert. 8 p.m. Wednesday, America.

Worth watching:

* UNICHEF: Uniting Through Food — The hourlong special spotlights the work of three celebrity chefs and their efforts to give back to the community. The program is inspired by the best-selling cookbook by Hilary Gumbel. 7 p.m. Thursday, TLC.

* My Christmas Dream — The parade of warm-and-fuzzy holiday movies continues. This one has “Wonder Years” alum Danica McKellar making all merry and bright as a department store employee who wants to create the best seasonal display ever. 8 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark.

— From news service reports