Monday TV: ‘SNL’ Takeover at the Emmys

Emmys“Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che headline The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.), an event in which “SNL” may win further awards  — it has 21 nominations and Tiffany Haddish already won this year as a guest host. “Game of Thrones” has the most nominations, with 22, so you may be hearing that theme song repeat all night.

The Emmys were bumped from its traditional Sunday night because of football. But there is also Monday Night Football, with Seattle at Chicago (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

If there are the usual pre-parties for the event, such as “Live from the Red Carpet” (E!, 6 p.m.) and “Emmy Awards Arrival Special” (NBC, 7:30 p.m.), there is also an After Party (E!, 11 p.m.) as well as a screening of “An Emmy for Megan” (IFC, 11 p.m.), in which “The Good Place” writer Megan Amram tries her best to get an award after submitting a web series of the same name (spoiler alert: It lost at the Creative Arts Emmys).

Shut out of the male-only ambulance corps in the Orthodox neighborhoods of Brooklyn, a volunteer female corps organizes in “93Queen,” a documentary making its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). Along these lines: “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

The first season of the network survivalist series “Castaways” (ABC, 8 p.m.) has a two hour finale.

Here’s an odd thing that is more reflective of the old network, a one time, two-hour documentary called “Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes” (Fox, 8 p.m.), which uses hours of unseen footage from the Spahn Ranch, with interviews from cult members you may have never heard of before, like Catherine “Gypsy” Share and Dianne “Snake” Lake.

Grace decides how to spend her final days on the season finale of “Salvation” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Elementary” (CBS, 10 p.m.) has its own season finale, closing out a two-parter, with Watson and Holmes at odds over a murder investigation.

“Sacred Sites” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) ends its second season with a look at a mythological land the Nazis tried to commemorate as the origin of the Aryans, Atlantis.

A new visitor arrives just as members of “Lodge 49” (AMC, 10 p.m.) mourn the death of one of their own.

Gus intervenes with Hector’s medical care on “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

A rainbow cake challenge is the final competition before a winner is named on “Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.).

Shannon goes on her first blind date in 20 years on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Floribama Shore” (MTV, 10 p.m.), Jeremiah gets his mind off his grandfather’s death by partying wildly.

Lauren finds out whether she’s pregnant on “Little Life on the Prairie” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Tom Papa visits tasty bakeries in Philly on “Baked” (Food, 10 p.m.).

“Teen Mom” (MTV, 9 p.m.) reviews every fight and arrest in the history of the show.

Teairra takes legal action against Akbar on “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to haunted brothels in Arizona and Montana.

Three great Martin Scorsese from the 1970s are on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (8 p.m.), “Mean Streets” (10 p.m.) and “Taxi Driver” (12:15 a.m.) and there’s also a documentary he also did, “American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince” (2:15 a.m.) about his friend who played a minor role in “Taxi Driver,” as gun dealer Easy Andy. Scorsese had nothing to do with “Mothra” (3:30 a.m.), though he did write a forward to a book about its director Ishiro Honda.

Monday Night Baseball has St. Louis at Atlanta (MLB, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Michael Weatherly. The View: Sen. Charles Schumer. Steve Harvey: James Sexton. Ellen DeGeneres: Issa Rae, Cate Blanchett. Wendy Williams: Melissa Garcia. The Real: Teyana Taylor.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jessica Biel, W. Kamau Bell, Elle King (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Sarah Silverman,  Dave Matthews Band (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Reese Witherspoon, Lenny Kravitz. Seth Meyers: Julianne Moore, Sturgill Simpson, Khaled Hosseini, Sean Kinney. James Corden: Matt Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Ariana Grande (rerun). Carson Daly: Rhys Darby, Drab Majesty, Rhett & Link. Conan O’Brien: Ethan Hawke, Daniel Sloss, Ninja Sex Party.

 

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