Also on Tuesday: The New Yorker Streams

JM1_9330.CR2It’s not easy to turn your magazine into a television show. Vanity Fair is trying, using its true crime stories on Investigation Discovery. Esquire started its own network, which only partly reflects the long running publication. Now comes “The New Yorker Presents” (Amazon, streaming) in which a series of very well produced short documentary reports and profiles are interspersed with less successful depictions of the creations of a few of their single panel cartoons.

Poetry, drama an skits are also part of the plan, which tonight includes a fascinating look at people with “Truman Show” complex, a shocking report on how CIA failing to communicate with the FBI could have caused 9/11, and Paul Giamatti as a coffee-obsessed Balzac. A second episode looks at a child rodeo star and the demise of Atlantic City. Produced by Alex Gibney with magazine editor David Remnick, it’s not a perfect recreation of the singular magazine, but a pretty good try. Two new episodes premiere  each week.

The 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (USA, 8 p.m.) shows sporting, working and terrier groups before deciding on the best in show from Madison Square Garden. Mary Carillo and David Frei host.

College basketball gets the kind of treatment previously afforded to professional baseball and NFL teams with a weekly five-part insider look at one particular team, this one from Spokane, Wash., “Gonzaga: The March to Madness” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

As action turns to the courtroom, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX, 10 p.m.) gets much more interesting.

“Fashion Police” (E!, 8 p.m.) take apart the people on the Grammy red carpet Monday.

Sean Combs and L.L. Cool J learn about their past on “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Meanwhile, Ciara, Estelle, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley and Hunter Hayes play “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Megan Fox is getting along swimmingly as the temporary roommate on “New Girl” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Gerald gets bullied on “Grandfathered” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

Maya Rudolph plays a therapist on a new episode of “The Grinder” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.).

Internet reviewers make it tough on the restaurant on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

The daughter of the secretary of the Navy is kidnapped on “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Whitney tries to control Zero Matter on “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

Abby is uninvited to Delia’s wedding on “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

A secret settlement of humans is found on “The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV< 10 p.m.).

Ron Funches can’t help but improve “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar continues with “On the Waterfront” (8 p.m.), “Anna and the King of Siam” (10 p.m.), “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (12:15 a.m.), “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Gazebo” (5 a.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Michigan at Ohio State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), West Virginia at Texas (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Wake Forest at Pittsburgh (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Creighton at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Rhode Island at VCU (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.), Kansas State at VCU (ESPNews, 8 p.m.), Florida at Georgia (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Iowa State at Baylor (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Mississippi at Texas A&M (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and UNLV at Air Force (CBS Sports, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey includes Dallas at St. Louis (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Jeff Probst, Lauren Cohan. The View: Jennifer Jason Leigh. The Talk: Malin Ackermann, Kevin Frazier. Ellen DeGeneres: Rona Rouse, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Wendy Williams: Larry Gilmore, Chris Santos. The Real: L.A. Reid. Meredith Vieira: Jerry Springer, Rocco DiSpirito.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Eva Longoria, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Lucinda Williams. Jimmy Kimmel: Gwen Stefani, Secretary of State John Kerry. Jimmy Fallon: Zach Galifianakis, Ronda Rousey, Pitfall. Seth Myers: Anthony Anderson, Famke Janssen, Eleanor Frietberger. James Corden: Selma Blair, Juno Temple, Ben Feldman. Carson Daly: Jalen Rose, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Those Who Can’t. Tavis Smiley: Thomas A. Saenz, Antonio Gonzalez, Jim Wallis. Trevor Noah: Hannibal Buress (rerun). Larry Wilmore: KeKe Palmer (rerun). Conan O’Brien: John Cleese, Michaela Watkins, Trey Anastasio (rerun).


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