Monday TV: Women Surviving Misery

stolen-daughters-1920One of the most harrowing stories of the decade happened in Nigeria, where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped and taken into the forest by terrorist extremists in 2014. Fewer than half were released after a government deal years later. Living together in rehabilitation, they were advised not to relive those days for a documentary “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” (HBO, 8 p.m.). But there have been thousands of women kidnapped since then, and some have returned to tell their stories.

Women’s misery from 70 years ago is explored in “The Apology,” in which three of the estimated 200,000 “comfort women” kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II give their accounts on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) — and band together to demand an apology from the government.

Gender inequality in Hollywood is the subject of Amy Adrion’s documentary “Half the Picture” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

Not a documentary at all is “A President Show Documentary: The Fall of Donald Trump” (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.), in which a range of stars — including Kathy Griffin as Kellyanne Conway, Adam Pally as Donald Trump Jr., and Stephanie March as Ivanka Trump — look back at the end of the administration, from the vantage point of 2030. It stars the current best imitator of the big cheese from the now canceled “The President Show,” Anthony Atamanuik.

The time-traveling “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW, 9 p.m.) returns for its fourth season, in the hippie world of Woodstock.

The original Australian “Rake” (Acorn TV, streaming), the basis for a failed U.S. TV remake, begins its fifth and final season with the title character now an elected senator.

Can big city people moving to a tiny Kansas town get along together? Probably not. But at least it can turn into a week-long Bravo series, “Welcome to Waverly” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Chef Vivian Howard convenes “A Chef’s Life: The Final Harvest” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Oliver aligns with an old enemy to track down Diaz on “Arrow” (CW, 8 p.m.).

Slasher films are explored on “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” (AMC, 10 p.m.), including the theory that so called “torture porn” was a response to 9/11.

The world expands from just the couple to celebrity friends on the new “T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

It’s Disney night on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.), where Andrea Bocelli and Mateo Bocelli perform from the Disney movie “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

Battle rounds continue on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

As on “Lost,” I’m thinking once the backstories of all the passengers and their loved ones are told, there won’t be much left to tell on “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

On “Happy Together” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), Jake tries to take care of an ailing Claire without relying on her parents.

“Long Island Medium” (TLC, 8:30 p.m.) doesn’t see a big accident coming her way.

Calvin won’t come to the housewarming party on “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Using new medical devices upsets the staff on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A news copter crashes on “9-1-1” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

On “Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.), the father of one of his young football players is a murder suspect.

Bristol lets Tripp fly to Alaska on “Teen Mom” (MTV, 9 p.m.). Why not? He’s already lost “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.”

On “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.), tensions rise during dinner in Jamaica.

Contestants on the “Halloween Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.) draw tarot cards.

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) joins a seemingly unwindable case.

It’s been 200 years since the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s influential novel “Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus.” Turner Classic Movies celebrates with 10 movies and a new documentary, “The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein” (8 and 11 p.m.). It runs alongside “Son of Frankenstein” (9 p.m.), “The Curse of Frankenstein” (midnight), “Frankenstein Created Woman” (1:30 a.m.), “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!” (3:15 a.m.) and “The Mysterious Doctor” (5 a.m.). The rest of the films show next Monday.

Earlier, the 101st anniversary of Joan Fontaine’s birth is marked with some of her films, “Maid’s Night Out” (6:15 a.m.), “You Can’t Beat Love” (7:30 a.m.), “Serenade” (8:45 a.m.), “Born to be Bad” (11 a.m.), “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” (12:45 p.m.), “The Constant Nymph” (2:15 p.m.), “Ivanhoe” (4:15 p.m.) and “Suspicion” (6:15 p.m.).

Monday Night Football has Giants at Atlanta (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Basketball includes Orlando at Boston (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and San Antonio at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has St. Louis at Winnipeg (NHL, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jada Pinkett Smith, Misty Copeland, Crafty Lumberjacks. The View: Anthony Scaramucci. The Talk: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jaymes Vaughan, Katherine Schwarzenegger. Ellen DeGeneres: Sarah Silverman. The Real: Finesse Mitchell.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sarah Silverman, Scott Bakula, Transviolet. Jimmy Kimmel: Jamie Dornan, Jovan Adepo, Jermih & Ty Dolla $ign. Jimmy Fallon: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Juliette Lewis, Joey Purp and RZA. Seth Meyers: Ike Barinholtz, Kiernan Shipka, Courtney Barnett. James Corden: Dakota Johnson, Gordon Ramsay, Mike Posner. Carson Daly: Craig Robinson, Aubrey Plaza, the Wombats, Andi Matichak.

 

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