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SUNDAY

A two-film salute to the precocious Cicely Tyson gets underway with the histrion other Paul Winfield and Kevin Hooks successful manager Martin Ritt’s 1972 play play “Sounder” astir a household of Black sharecroppers successful 1930s Louisiana. 5 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

The four-part docuseries “The Lady and the Dale” probes the funny lawsuit of an eccentric con creator and the three-wheeled conveyance she helped beforehand successful the 1970s. 9 and 9:55 p.m. HBO

An enslaved Black pistillate successful 19th period Jamaica shares her struggles and triumphs successful a miniseries adaptation of the Andrea Levy caller “The Long Song” connected “Masterpiece.” With Tamara Lawrance and Hayley Atwell. 10 p.m. KOCE

The boys from the Bronx are backmost with a 3rd play of their topical late-night speech amusement “Desus & Mero.” 11 p.m. Showtime

MONDAY

Crossover alert! Firefighters from the L.A.-set “9-1-1” question to Austin, Texas, to assistance locals conflict a devastating wildfire connected the spinoff “9-1-1: Lone Star.” 9 p.m. Fox

What a mode to marque a livin’! Secretaries successful 1970s Boston instrumentality a basal against workplace favoritism successful “9to5: The Story of a Movement” connected “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

“The Investigation” into the mysterious 2017 death of a pistillate writer from Sweden aboard a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine is dramatized successful this imported six-part true-crime tale. 10 p.m. HBO

TUESDAY

“Kid Cosmic” assembles a squad of improbable superheroes to support their hometown against each enemies extraterrestrial successful this animated bid from the creator of “The Powerpuff Girls.” Anytime, Netflix

The jokes are connected them arsenic the stand-up drama showcase “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready” serves up its sophomore season. Anytime, Netflix

Kiss them, they’re Irish American! “Glee’s” Jane Lynch and comic Jim Gaffigan probe their practice connected “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” 8 p.m. KOCE

In the future, everyone volition beryllium “Fake Famous” for 15 minutes arsenic elaborate successful this documentary astir the emergence of the social-media influencer. 9 p.m. HBO

A Pittsburgh mates renovates fixer-uppers for chap Yinzers successful the caller bid “Home Again With the Fords.” 9 p.m. HGTV

“Frontline” revisits the aboriginal days of the pandemic successful the occurrence “China’s COVID Secrets.” 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

Take a stroll down “Firefly Lane” with Katherine Heigl and “Scrubs’” Sarah Chalke successful this decades-spanning dramedy astir lifelong BFFs. Based connected the Kristin Hannah novel. Anytime, Netflix

Press the “Reset” fastener with this docuseries that explores the origins of blockbuster video games similar “Super Mario Brothers” and “Fortnite.” 7 and 7:30 p.m. Vice

OK, Boomer Esiason. The ex-quarterback turned broadcaster joins cohost Daniela Ruah for the peculiar “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021.” 8 p.m. CBS

There are pumas successful the crevices — pumas successful the crevices! — of the Patagonia portion of Chile connected a caller “Nature.” Uma Thurman narrates. 8 p.m. KOCE

“Chasing the Elements” big David Pogue thinks extracurricular the periodic array successful his three-part follow-up “Beyond the Elements” connected “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Here, kitty kitty! “The Missing Lynx” is sought successful this debut installment of the quality bid “Europe’s New Wild.” 10 p.m. KOCE

THURSDAY

Just win, baby! Former Raiders proprietor Al Davis goes caput to caput with the league’s one-time caput honcho Pete Rozelle successful “Al Davis vs. the NFL” connected “30 for 30.” 6 p.m. ESPN

Chill retired successful the formation municipality of Montauk, N.Y., with a caller play of the world bid “Summer House.” 9 p.m. Bravo

“Fast Foodies” crook blameworthy pleasures into gourmet dishes for personage guests successful this culinary contention featuring past winners from “Top Chef” and “Iron Chef.” 10:30 p.m. truTV

FRIDAY

In a satellite wherever thing is arsenic it seems, Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson are astir to observe ... thing is arsenic it seems successful the 2021 sci-fi thriller “Bliss.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

An orphan miss gets schooled successful the magical arts successful “Earwig and the Witch,” the first-ever computer-animated movie from the Japanese studio down the anime classics “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away.” Anytime, HBO Max

Rosario Dawson and Meghan Trainor are among the celebs getting readings from psychic Theresa Caputo successful her caller bid “Long Island Medium: There successful Spirit.” Anytime, Discovery+

Cute couple: John David Washington and Zendaya are “Malcolm & Marie” successful this B&W 2021 romanticist drama from “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson. Anytime, Netflix

The beagle gets apical billing successful the animated bid “The Snoopy Show” based connected the “Peanuts” characters created by Charles Schulz. Anytime, Apple TV+

Pole dancing: It’s not conscionable for strippers anymore successful filmmaker Michèle Ohayon’s revealing 2021 female-empowerment doc “Strip Down, Rise Up.” Anytime, Netflix

L.A.’s ain Misty Copeland twinkles her toes successful scenes from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” connected “In Concert astatine the Hollywood Bowl.” A 2nd caller occurrence featuring Katy Perry and Nile Rodgers follows. 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE

The documentary “Framing Britney Spears” from “The New York Times Presents” tracks the troubled popular star’s ineligible combat to wrest power implicit her beingness and vocation from her father’s conservatorship. 10 p.m. FX

By immoderate means necessary: Soldiers from an all-Black regiment instrumentality a basal against racism successful 1917 Houston successful the 2020 humanities drama “The 24th.” With Trai Byers (“Empire”). 8 p.m. Starz

Liam Neeson plays an creator and widower with a peculiar acceptable of skills renovating an aged villa with his estranged lad (real-life offspring Micheál Richardson) successful the 2020 drama “Made successful Italy.” 9 p.m. Showtime

SATURDAY

Everyday radical stock what they were up to past July 25 successful “Life successful a Day 2020,” a sequel to the globally crowdsourced 2011 documentary. Anytime, YouTube Originals

The precocious Chadwick Boseman is honored for his crook successful the 2020 play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” astatine the “Third Annual Celebration of Black Cinema.” 8 p.m. KTLA

All authorities is section for rival run consultants (Steve Carell, Rose Byrne) successful Jon Stewart’s 2020 satire “Irresistible.” With Chris Cooper, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne and Mackenzie Davis. 8 p.m. HBO

The documentary “Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All” remembers the pop euphony diva and her daughter, who each died tragically conscionable 3 years apart. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” hosts and singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers performs connected a caller Saturday Night Live.” 8:29 and 11:29 p.m. NBC

’Tis the nighttime earlier the Super Bowl and pro football’s finest volition beryllium feted astatine the 10th variation of the “NFL Honors.” 9 p.m. CBS

9021-oh my! The sister of the bride hooks up with a erstwhile beau astatine a “Beverly Hills Wedding” successful this TV movie. With Brooke D’Orsay and Brendan Penny. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Crikey! “1917’s” George MacKay portrays legendary Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly successful 2019’s True History of the Kelly Gang.” With Russell Crowe. 9 p.m. Showtime

Outlaw country! Texas singer-songwriters Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker, who some died successful 2020, are saluted connected “Austin City Limits.” 11:30 p.m. KOCE

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