Monday TV: Oliver Stone Meets Putin

PutinStoneThe last time Oliver Stone took to cable to present his worldview, it was “The Untold History of the United States.” Now the director takes his passion for finding another side into his latest four-hour project, “The Putin Interviews” (Showtime, 9 p.m.). Though he was scooped in getting the access by the Megan Kelley last week, Stone spends an inordinate amount of time with the Russian president, in sessions taped from July 2015 to just last February.

He asks about alleged Russian involvement in U.S. elections, aggression in the Ukraine and state persecution of gay people. But they also play hockey and watch “Dr. Strangelove.” Stone comes away with a lot of respect for the guy, maybe too much. It continues nightly through Thursday.

“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.) returns for its 14th season with auditions in Los Angeles.  Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on the judges panel is Vanessa Hudgens. Cat Deeley returns as host.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Cleveland at Golden State (ABC, 9 p.m.). Warriors lead the series 3-1 and could win it all at home tonight. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC, 8 p.m.) precedes the game.

The penultimate episode of “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 10 p.m.), Jimmy visits an old friend and takes up a new pastime.

The ninth season of “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC 8 p.m.) begins, alongside the very similar “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC, 10 p.m.). That’s a whole lot of obstacle course traversing.

Different skills — including frog calling — are stressed on a new competition, “Superhuman” (Fox, 9 p.m.) that has a $50,000 prize. Kal Penn hosts and the three-person panel features Mike Tyson, Christina Milian and brain surgeon Dr. Rahul Jandal.

“Angie Tribeca” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) reaches its third season finale with a wedding and a search for a serial killer.

A seventh season starts for “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.).

Things are already getting ugly on “Daytime Divas” (VH1, 10 p.m.).

The Duggar saga continues on the two hour third season start of “Counting On” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

A demon remains at large on “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

On “Basketball Wives” (VH1, 9 p.m.), Tami interviews surrogate mothers.

Candice Patton and Jeff Davis are on a new “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Animal Planet is now paying attention to fake animals with “Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot Files” (Animal Planet, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Kathryn does a photo shoot on “Southern Charm” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

A priest is stabbed on “Murder Calls” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

The Seattle goth scene is suspected in a murder on “The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long, Monday night survey of Audrey Hepburn films continues with two of her most iconic roles, in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (8 p.m.) and “My Fair Lady” (10:15 p.m.), followed by “The Nun’s Story” (1:30 a.m.) and “The Children’s Hour” (4:15 a.m.).

It’s Florida vs. Wake Forest (ESPN, noon) for the last slot in the College World Series.

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Ethan Hawke, Tituss Burgess. The View: Trevor Noah, Adam Gassman. The Talk: Ginnifer Goodwin, Ellen K. Harry Connick: Al Roker, Ryan Seacrest, Tate Donovan (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Jamie Foxx, Connie Britton (rerun). Wendy Williams: Jackie Miranne, Ellie Lee. The Real: Saniyya Sidney, Kandi Burruss (rerun).

Late Talk 

Stephen Colbert: Uzo Aduba, T.J. Miller, Oliver Stone. Jimmy Kimmel: Diane Keaton, Lonzo and LaVar Ball, Phoenix. Jimmy Fallon: Demi Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff, Charles Berry Jr. & Charles Berry III. Seth Meyers: Elisabeth Moss, Brett Eldridge, Eric Moore. James Corden: Salma Hayek, Sofia Coppola. Carson Daly: Ludacris, the Menzingers, Troian Bellisario (rerun). Trevor Noah: Roxane Gay.  Conan O’Brien: Will Arnett, Rory Shovel, Luis Fonsi.


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