Tuesday TV: Monsters From All Over

sean-bean-frankenstein-chroniclesIt’s the 200th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s first and most popular book, “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.” The wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley was only 20 at the time. Scores of adaptations have come in the last century; the newest comes online, with the British import “The Frankenstein Chronicles” (Netflix, streaming). It stars Sean Bean as an officer looking into the discovery of a corpse made up of body parts from a number of missing children. Boris Karloff is not the monster.

The new three-part documentary series “Death Row Chronicles” (BET, 10 p.m.) looks at another monster: the hip hop label started by Suge Knight.

The fraught history between Iran and Saudi Arabia goes back more than 40 years and continues to animate deadly conflict in the Middle East. “Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings)  and correspondent Martin Smith travel to seven countries to untangle the tale and unveil a few scoops along the way — such as the U.S. knowing of Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons in the Iraq-Iran war. Tonight is the first of two parts of “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia.” Part two concludes next week.

The Olympics (NBC, 8 p.m.) has snowboarding, bobsled, Alpine skiing and figure skating.

Colleagues who worked in the civil rights movement’s Freedom Summer are reunited on “We’ll Meet Again” (PBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Baskets” (FX, 10 p.m.), a frozen yogurt machine is big news in Bakersfield.

Suffragettes have their story told, woozily, on “Drunk History” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) with Kat Dennings, Tatiana Mislay and Ali Stroker.

The third season of “UnReal” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) starts Monday; catch up with recap special tonight.

Garfield adjusts to being new head butler on “Another Period” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Contestants on “America’s Next Top Model” (VH1, 8 p.m.) have to create an anti-bullying public service announcement but also a naked one.

“The Bachelor Winter Games” (ABC, 8 p.m.) continues, with more couples pairing up than on the regular show. Something about Vermont.

Nate goes to work on an Alaskan factory fishing trawler on “The Detour” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

A woman with an amputated foot wants to do a triathlon on “This Time Next Year” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

A new Head of Household is selected on “Celebrity Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.), two more are selected for eviction and then there’s a double eviction Friday before the two hour finale and the finale is Sunday.

Kevin tries to to repair his friendship with Tyler on “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

There’s a “Showtime at the Apollo” theme to the talent show on “Undercover High” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

An anonymous source leads to Hitler’s last will on “Hunting Hitler” (History, 10 p.m.).

Buddy needs to find a sober coach in Hawaii on “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Poland.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) goes to New York.

There’s a 17th birthday party on “I Am Jazz” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

With Fredrik out of town, Bethenny takes over on “Bethenny & Fredrik” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Best supporting actor nominees and winners are on Turner Classic Movies, with “Come and Get It” (6:30 a.m.), “Tortilla Flat” (8:15 a.m.), “The Story of G.I. Joe” (10:15 a.m.), “The Best Man” (12:15 p.m.), “Broken Arrow” (2 p.m.), “Sweet Bird of Youth” (3:45 p.m.), “The Subject was Roses” (6 p.m.), “Viva Zapata!” (8 p.m.), “A Thousand Clowns” (10 p.m.), “All the President’s Men” (12:15 a.m.) and “Ryan’s Daughter” (2:45 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Illinois at Michigan State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Rhode Island at La Salle (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), West Virginia at Baylor (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Creighton at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Mississippi at Missouri (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Kentucky at Arkansas (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Northern Iowa at Valparaiso (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.) and Saint Louis at Dayton (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).


Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ludacris, Constance Zimmer, Austin Dillon. The View Holly Robinson Peete. The Talk: Patricia Heaton. Harry Connick: Lamorna Morris, Jacob Batalon, Ali Rosen. Steve Harvey: Tom Cavanagh, Keri Hilson, Christine Lakin, Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry. Ellen DeGeneres: Diane Keaton. Wendy Williams: Birman, Jacquees. The Real: Renee Lawless, Deon Cole.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sen. Kirsten Gellibrand, Chris Gethard, Portugal the Mn. Jimmy Kimmel: Allison Janney, Maisie Williams, Kent Jones. James Corden: Zach Galifianakis, Tessa Thomas, the Neighbourhood. Trevor Noah: Taylor Kitsch. Jordan Klepper: Lacey Schwartz, Mat Johnson. Conan O’Brien: Jack Black, Kate Hudson (rerun).


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