Monday TV: Veterans Day Documentaries

AlmostSunriseTwo bearded, thoughtful Iraq veterans deal with their war memories and deal with their moral injuries by taking a cross country walk from Milwaukee to Santa Barbara, Calif., in which they also raise funds for a veterans’ place in Wisconsin. The trip is chronicled in the film “Almost Sunrise,” by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco, premiering tonight on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

The other major Veteran’s Day programming is a documentary that can’t go wrong, involving the close ties of soldiers and dogs. Deborah Scranton’s “War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend” (HBO, 8 p.m.) chronicles how their dogs have stood by them.

Chris Geere of “You’re the Worst” also stars in the new comedy series “Ill Behaviour” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.), in which he plays a guy who insists his friend with cancer get treatment, going so far as to lock him in the basement to get chemo from a nurse, played by Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex.”

I like to think of “Man with a Plan” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), inexplicably returning for its second season, as exactly the kind of sitcom Matt LeBlanc would have played in the recently-ended “Episodes.” In its late season premiere, a new babysitter upends the family.

One draw in the new competitive game show for kids, “Paradise Run” (Nickelodeon, 7 p.m.) is its setting: Hawaii.

On the new miniseries “Alibi” (Acorn, streaming), Sophie Okonedo plays a waitress who witnesses the honoree of a party (Michael Kitchen), trying to dispose of a body.

The two part “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” (A&E, 9 p.m.) concludes with her rescue, accomplished with the help of “America’s Most Wanted.”

There are just five people left for the semifinals on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.) with Victoria Arlen, Jordan Fisher, Frankie Muniz, drew Scott and Lindsey Stirling.

The second installment of “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” (AMC, 10 p.m.) looks at the origins of Wonder Woman.

Playoff rounds begin on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) takes the case of a patient with autism.

“Scorpion” (CBS, 10 p.m.) goes to a renaissance fair.

A jealous estranged husband goes after “Lucifer” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Eclipse gets a call from an ex on “The Gifted” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“The Healer” (TLC, 10 p.m.) tries to help Kyle Richards.

Kara goes back to Midvale for a visit on “Supergirl” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

“The Brave” (NBC, 10 p.m.) look into a drone landing in Mongolia.

Nora tries to prove herself to Gallo on “Valor” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Rooter slips and falls at the office on “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Josh goes to the spa with his mom on “9JKL” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Franco joins Big Brother on “Superior Donuts” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 9 p.m.) turns 50 and enters a weightlifting competition.

A woman looks for her mother on “Long Lost Family” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

“Teen Mom 2” (MTV, 9 p.m.) begins its two part reunion; the reunion on “The Real Housewives of Dallas” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) begins its second part.

The Turner Classic Movies spotlight on the Hollywood Blacklist continues by looking at the work of writers and directors such as Abraham Polonsky’s “Force of Evil” (8 p.m.), Irving Pichel’s “The Man I Married” (9:45 p.m.), John Cromwell’s “The Racket” (11:15 p.m.), Sidney Buchman’s “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” (1 a.m.), Jules Dassin’s “The Naked City” (3 a.m.) and “Honky Tonk” (5 a.m.) by Marguerite Roberts and John Sanford.

In Monday Night Football, it’s Miami at Carolina (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Minnesota at Providence (Fox Sports 1, 6:50 p.m.), Garner-Webb at Florida (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Delaware State at DePaul (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.), Rider at Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), College of Charleston at Wichita State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Wagner at Missouri (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Rhode Island at Nevada (ESPNU, 11:30 p.m.).

In women’s college basketball, it’s South Carolina at Maryland (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Soccer has Italy vs. Sweden (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.) in a World Cup qualifier.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: William H. Macy, Mary J. Blige. The View: Andra Day, Common, Jenifer Lewis. The Talk: Billy Ray Cyrus, Ellen K, Wanda Sykes. Harry Connick: Dick Van Dyke, Cheyenne Jackson. Steve Harvey: Chrissy Metz, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Sunny Anderson. Ellen DeGeneres: Joe Biden, Jon Dorenbos. Wendy Williams: Remy Ra. The Real: Skeet Ulrich, Wyclef Jean.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Joe Biden, Elton John. Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Daniels, Mary J. Blige. Seth Meyers: Carey Mulligan, Beanie Feldstein, Danny Bowien, Michelle Baptiste. James Corden: Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Jaden Smith. Carson Daly: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Now Now, Shepard Fairey. Trevor Noah: Hari Kondabolu. Jason Klepper: Jose Calderon. Conan O’Brien: Matt LeBlanc, Brittany Snow, Myq Kaplan (rerun).

 

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