Monday TV: The Art World at the Moment

CondoNathaniel Kahn’s documentary “The Price of Everything” (HBO, 8 p.m.) takes a look at the art world at the moment, when high-rolling collectors have inflated art prices, enriching auction houses, but not necessarily the artists behind the works. It flits between auction houses, to artists’ studios to collector’s homes, giving some priceless glimpses at, say, how George Condo works, how Jeff Koons is rich enough to pay a crew of artists to work and the struggles of Larry Poons to have people pay attention to his work.

Another documentary “The Cleaners,” looks at the work of those who oversee the ocean of postings for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, who also work overseas, in the Philippines. It’s on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

There is a documentary angle to the series “Mars” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.), which uses talking heads to anchor its futuristic fiction into current realities. As season two begins in the series, in part from Ron Howard, it’s 2042, a colony is operating on the red planet and private concerns are moving in and trying to exploit the opportunities. It comes with its own documentary “Mars: Inside SpaceX” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.). And they are followed by a new season for “Explorer” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.), which looks into volcanoes and cloning.

A new look at the vast Asian country is found in the aerial photography in the limited documentary of “China From Above” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

Mental health is discussed on the new series “In Session: Live with Dr. Jess” (VH1, 10 p.m.), featuring psychiatrist Jessica Clemons.

The Australian drama “The Heart Guy” (Acorn TV, streaming) returns for a new season with Hugh ready to go back to the city but held back in his home town, Whyhope.

The first guest on the season five start of “Startalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson” (National Geographic, 11 p.m.) is one taped with Anthony Bourdain before his death last June.

It’s down to the semi-finals on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.), where Grocery Store Joe is still among the six finalists, despite having the lowest consistent judges scores all season.

Live playoffs begin from the Top 24 on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) deals with two brothers bargaining over life and death.

Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover on “Arrow” (CW, 8 p.m.).

Barbara Eden, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger and Mindy Cohn are among the sitcom stars getting readings from the “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 8 p.m.). Regular people get readings from “Mama Medium” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

Dave goes to Calvin’s barbershop on “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Happy Together” (CBS, 8 p.m.), Jake and Claire describe how they met.

Many pies are produced on “Holiday Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.).

A man with lymphoma hires “Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) to find a brother who has compatible bone marrow.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW, 9 p.m.) looks for kids who went missing at summer camp.

Detained passengers are secretly moved and subjected to experimentation on “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) takes a pro bono manslaughter case.

Sunday’s People’s Choice Awards (E!, 8 p.m.) gets a replay.

Camila Mendes is on “Busy Tonight” (E!, 10 p.m.).

“Christmas Cookie Challenge” (Food, 10 p.m.) is to make Christmas cookies with Halloween cookie cutters.

The Monday night salute to Glenda Farrell on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Go Into Your Dance” (12:15 p.m.), “Life Begins” (2 p.m.), “Mary Stevens, M.D.” (3:15 p.m.), “Johnny Eager” (4:30 p.m.) and “Hi, Nellie!” (6:30 p.m.). Then in prime time comes  her Torchy Blane movies, “Smart Blonde” (8 p.m.), “The Adventurous Blonde” (9:15 p.m.), “Fly Away Baby” (10:30 p.m.), “Blondes at Work” (11:45 p.m.), “Torchy Blane in Chinatown” (1 a.m.), “Torchy Gets Her Man” (2:15 a.m.), “Torchy Runs for Mayor” (3:30 a.m.) and “Here Comes Carter” (4:45 a.m.).

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

Basketball includes New Orleans at Toronto (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Golden State at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Detroit at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), North Carolina AT&T at Maryland (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Stanford at North Carolina (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Oklahoma at Texas-San Antonio (CBS Sports, 8 p.m..), Morgan State at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.) and Vermont at Kansas (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Michael B. Jordan, Kurt Russell. The View: Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Carlos Figueroa. The Talk: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wolfgang Puck, Rita Moreno, Dania Ramirez. Ellen DeGeneres: Mandy Moore, Travis Scott. Wendy Williams: Ashlee Glazer, Jen Peros. The Real: Esai Morales, April Ryan.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Hugh Jackman, Jeff Tweedy, U.S. Army Field Band’s Six String Soldiers. Jimmy Kimmel: Jeff Bridges, S.E. Cupp, Midland. Jimmy Fallon: Jamie Foxx, Troye Sivan, Charli XCX. Seth Meyers: Kerry Washington, David Seders, Mamadou Athée, Caitlin Klaus. James Corden: Octavia Spencer, Jesse Williams, Pentatonix. Carson Daly: Dan Fogler, Family of the Year, Daphnique Springs. Trevor Noah: Jeffrey Wright.


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