Monday TV: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

baldwinMartin Luther King  Day is the perfect time for the broadcast premiere of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated “I Am Not Your Negro.” It’s an imaginative look not only at the intellectual powerhouse of writer James Baldwin, as seen on TV interviews and in speeches, but also his own words from an unpublished manuscripts on his three strong relationships with Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and MLK, all assassinated in his lifetime. The strong film debuts on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Anthony Anderson hosts The 49th NAACP Image Awards (TV One 9 p.m.), where Danny Glover is slated to win the President’s Award.

National Geographic takes a look inside the government forces working on going after extremists on the documentary series “Chain of Command” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.). National Geographic noted its 130th anniversary (of the society and magazine if not the channel) this week at the TV Critics Association winter press tour. My coverage on that event can be found here.

The Marvel family mutant drama “The Gifted” (Fox 9 p.m.) winds up its first season with a a two hour battle against the the government. And the season will continue; it’s just been renewed for a second season.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) returns from his getaway and confronts Dr. Glassman.

An airplane is hijacked on “The Brave” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Supergirl” (The CW, 8 p.m.) heals from her recent injuries.

The goofy comedian Tom Green returns to V to host a wacky travelogue in the new “Giant America” (Travel, 9:30 p.m.). First stop: Texas.

“Siesta Key” (MTV, 10 p.m.) returns with a bar fight of course.

A third season starts for the metal detector comedy “Detectorists” (Acorn TV, streaming) with Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.

Arie gets more dates on a wrestling-themed “The Bachelor” (AB, 8 p.m.).

The team on “Scorpion” (CBS, 10 p.m.) get locked into a doomsday bunker.

“Andi Mack” (Disney, 8 p.m.) and Jonah go on a double date to an arcade.

It’s Nora vs. Gallo on “Valor” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

On “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS, 8 p.m.), Kevin and Vanessa pitch their security company.

The guys on “Better Late Than Never” (NBC, 9 p.m.) go to Barcelona.

Farrah goes to Italy on “Teen Mom OG” (MTV, 9 p.m.).

Adam and Andi try to give up luxury on “Man With a Plan” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Mothers are meddling on “9JKL” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Sofia gets her first big catering gig on “Superior Donuts” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.).

Darien has a new girlfriend on “K.C. Undercover” (Disney, 9 p.m.).

“Love & Hip Hop: Miami” (VH1, 8 p.m.) is kind of excessive, isn’t it?

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m.) is still in Harrisburg.

Turner Classic Movies marks Martin Luther King Day with a night of work by African-American filmmakers, with Sidney Poiter’s “A Warm December” (8 p.m.), Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust” (10 p.m.), Ivan Dixon’s “Trouble Man” (midnight), Gordon Parks’  “Shaft” (2 a.m.) and Kathlen Collins’ “Losing Ground” (4 a.m.).

A whole lot of basketball today includes Charlotte at Detroit (NBA, 12:30 p.m.), San Antonio at Atlanta (NBA, 3 p.m.), Lakers at Memphis (TNT, 5:30 p.m.), Golden State at Cleveland (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Houston at Clippers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey includes Islanders at Montreal (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Butler at Providence (Fox Sports 1, 4:30 p.m.), Maryland at Michigan (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Duke at Miami (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Florida State at Boston College (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Bucknell at Colgate (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Kansas at West Virginia (ESPN, 9 p.m.), DePaul at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) and Oklahoma State at Baylor (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

WOmen’s games include Connecticut at Texas (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

In tennis, there is first round play in the Australian Open (ESPN2, 3 a.m. and 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Camila Mendes. The View: Rep. John Lewis, Common, Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker, Jordin Sparks. The Talk: Selma Blair, Derrick Levasseur, Preacher Lawson. Harry Connick: Yolanda Hadid. Steve Harvey: George Foreman, Geoff Stults. Ellen DeGeneres: Hugh Jackman, Demi Lovato. Wendy Williams: Melissa Garcia, Nikki Boyer.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Lithgow, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Black Eyed Peas. Jimmy Kimmel: Gerard Butler, Melissa Benoist, Mavis Staples. Jimmy Fallon: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Cole Spouse, Walk the Moon. Seth Meyers: David Duchovny, Megan Boone, Jillian Jaqueline, John Stanier. James Corden: Cedric the Entertainer, Usain Bolt, Jesus Trejo (rerun). Carson Daly: Paul Reiser, Warbly Jets, Vicky Krieps (rerun). Trevor Noah: Vashti Harrison. Jordan Clepper: Rob Riggle. Conan O’Brien: Allison Janney, Pete Holmes, Daniel Sloss.


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