Monday TV: Avoiding ‘The Neighborhood’

neighborhoodThe bland new comedy “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.) reverses the old “There goes the neighborhood” trope as Max Greenfield plays an overly well meaning white newcomer to a black neighborhood, where Cedric the Entertainer is skeptical. And the whole neighborhood looks like a TV soundstage.

It comes alongside the equally un-entertaining “Happy Together” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), in which a music star comes to live with an accountant and his wife. Damon Wayans would seem the cooler one than new tenant Felix Mallard. But what comedy there is lives in the brief appearances of Chris Parnell and Stephnie Weir.

“Dark Money” isn’t based on the book by Jane Mayer, but it’s about the same subject: The shadowy world of anonymous political contributions. In this case, it’s in Montana, where a reporter risks his job by doggedly looking into contributions. Kimberly Reed’s film on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) comes at a time when a raft of local attack ads are brought to you by groups nobody’s ever heard of.

Another documentary tonight, “Queen of the World” (HBO, 8 p.m.) looks at the long reign of Elizabeth II, and especially her work with growing the Commonwealth, providing inside glimpses at Buckingham Palace, including the new Duchess of Sussex looking at her wedding gown for the first time since the event.

It’s band night on “Lodge 49” (AMC, 10:18 p.m.).

Costs are a concern at the hospital on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Blind auditions continue on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

There’s an earthquake on “9-1-1” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Jimmy and Kim are at a crossroads on “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) looks into a case of a stolen fish.

On “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.), Shannon goes to Philadelphia to support her daughter’s gig on QVC.

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) did pretty badly in its return last week. This week he’s on jury duty.

But “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.) did quite well last week. This week, passengers are under government scrutiny about what happened.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) treats a hospital janitor.

A second season starts for “Remy & Papoose: Meet the Mackies” (VH1, 9 p.m.), with the couple finally pregnant.

Nikki Glaser has already been eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.), though she had a better score than Grocery Store Joe. Amid the performances, there’s a performance tonight from “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

Lance Bass is on the season finale of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The U.S. remake of the charming British comedy “Gavin & Stacey,” which was renamed “Us & Them” (Crackle, streaming) finally sees the light of day. Made and shelved by Fox five years ago, it stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel and features Michael Ian Scott, Kerry Kinney-Silver and Jane Kaczmarek.

There’s paranormal activity reported at the Titanic Museum in Branson, Mo, on “Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

It’s not soul music but financial advise on the special “Suze Orman at the Apollo: Women and Money” (OWN, 8 p.m.).

Now gear heads have their own game show with “Brake Room” (Discovery, 11 p.m.). It comes after the fourth season premiere of “Vegas Rat Rods” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

The “Halloween Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.) has its Silence of the Yams competition.

Anne V. Coates, the acclaimed British film editor, is honored on Turner Classic Movies following her death in May at 92. Among her works: “Lawrence of Arabia” (8 p.m.), “Murder on the Orient Express” (midnight), “Tunes of Glory” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Horse’s Mouth” (4:30 a.m.).

For the first time, there’s an added day to the regular season to settle some tie-breakers — a National League Central tiebreaker of Milwaukee at Cubs (ESPN, 1 p.m.) and Colorado at Dodgers (ESPN, 4 p.m.) in the National League West tiebreaker. Winners go to the divisional finals; losers to the wild card race.

Monday Night Football has Kansas City at Denver (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

Preseason basketball includes Orlando at Philadelphia (NBA, 7 p.m.).

Preseason hockey goes international with New Jersey at SC Bern (NHL, 1:30 p.m.) in Bern, Switzerland.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jensen Ackles. The View: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman. The Talk: Trichina Arnold, Beth Behrs, Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sean Valentine, Carrie Ann Inaba. Steve Harvey: Paula Abdul. Ellen DeGeneres: Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Bob Moses. Wendy Williams: Nikki Boyer, Ashlee Glazer.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Eric Idle, Lauv & Julia Michaels. Jimmy Kimmel: Henry Winkler, Jenny Slate, Lindsey Buckingham. Jimmy Fallon: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Post Malone, the National. Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson, Jameela Jamil, cast of “Mean Girls,” Daxx Nielsen. James Corden: Chris Sullivan, Lil Rel Howery, Sabrina Carpenter. Carson Daly: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Amen Dunes, Lukas Nelson. Trevor Noah: Carol Anderson. Conan O’Brien: Anna Faris, Kyle Kinane, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets.


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