Erykah Badu gets the chance to wear all manner of eccentric headgear tonight while hosting the Soul Train Awards 2015 (BET, Centric 8 p.m.) in Las Vegas where performers include Boyz II Men, After 7, Fantasia, Brandy, R. Kelley, Lion Babe, Tevin Campbell, Jeremih, V. Bozeman, Erica Campbell, Jazmine Sullivan and Cameo. Special awards go to Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Jill Scott, both of whom will also be performing.
“Downton Abbey” doesn’t return until the new year, but Hugh Bonneville is enlisted to give “A Salute to Downton Abbey” (PBS, 9 p.m.), looking back at the first five seasons and looking forward to the final one. Past such specials have been packed with spoilers.
It’s New England at Denver (NBC, 8:20 p.m.) in Sunday Night Football. Earlier games include Giants at Washington (Fox, 1 p.m.) and Pittsburgh at Seattle (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).
The stripping is not the part of the ballet world Claire imagined on “Flesh and Bone” (Starz, 8 p.m.).
On the day of the big symposium, two English visitors on “Getting On” (HBO, 10 p.m.) are actually the counterparts of Dawn and Dr. James from the original UK series.