Monday TV: Vampire Twist in ‘The Passage’

the passageScientists are working on a virus that could save humanity but could also destroy it. All they need is a test subject. A federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is sent out to pick up the girl chosen for the test (Saniyya Sidney) but decides to save her instead and they go on the lam in the new series “The Passage” (Fox, 9 p.m.). Liz Heldens adapts the story from Justin Cronin’s fantasy trilogy that puts a scientific spin on old vampire tales that blends action and sentiment in the manner of the failed Fox series “Touch.”

Some kids just want to be on TV, even if it makes them look like criminals. That’s the case with “Made in Staten Island” (MTV, 10 p.m.), an exploitive reality series which is kind of like “Mob Wives” except with repellant young people.

More mobsters are found on two episodes of “Gotti: Godfather & Son: Behind the Don” (A&E, 8 and 10 p.m.).

The limited series is over, so it’s time for a documentary on the actual case on a sister station, “Dirty John, the Dirty Truth” (Oxygen, 8 p.m.).

The life of the recording star turned Broadway subject is told in the special “Donna Summer; Disco Queen” (Reelz, 9 p.m.).

A bayou fisherman fights swamp rats on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

How sexy should cheerleaders be? ”Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” (Starz, 9 p.m.) tracks the beginnings of that squad and their short short success. Then “Sidelined” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) covers the 1978 fallout when NFL cheerleaders posed for Playboy.

As “The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) returns with a new episode, the hospital is still under quarantine.

“Happy Together” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) ends its inaugural season with a little concert.

“The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.) returns, with a worrisome person released from prison.

On the new “Lost Gold” (Travel, 10 p.m.), Josh and Jesse Feldman cross California and Nevada retracing the steps of an 1880 stagecoach robber and his missing treasure.

There’s a conspiracy linked to the missing flight on “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) works with his romantic rival.

The former Fox anchor tells her story on “Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman enliven “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.) with some advice. At least it’s not three hours this week.

The all-star season of “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) continues.

On “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a seventh birthday party goes wrong.

The numbers lay it all out in the title of “30 Inches Tall and Turning 18” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) helps a woman find her cousin.

Three mothers come to town on the first of two episodes of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“America Unearthed” (Travel, 8 p.m.) looks at the Mayan culture.

A Keith Haring archive is found in a Detroit area visit on “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

They were twin poles of post-WWII cinema, according to the Turner Classic Movies documentary “James Stewart, Robert Mitchum: The Two Faces of America” (8 p.m.), followed by films they were in: Stewart in “The Spirit of St. Louis” (9:15 p.m.) and “The Philadelphia Story” (1:45 a.m.); Mitchum in “Out of the Past” (11:45 p.m.) and “Macao” (3:45 a.m.).

During the day, TCM shows how violent crime films got in the pre-code days with a roster that includes “Emergency Call” (6 a.m.), “The Beast of the City” (7:15 a.m.), “The Doorway to Hell” (8:45 a.m.), “Midnight Mary” (10:15 a.m.), “Framed” (11:45 a.m.), “The Fall Guy” (1 p.m.), “Fog Over Frisco” (2:15 p.m.), “The Finger Points” (3:30 p.m.), “The Public Enemy” (5 p.m.) and “Smart Money” (6:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Montreal at Boston (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Basketball has Charlotte at San Antonio (NBA, 8:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Nebraska at Indiana (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Syracuse at Duke (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Holy Cross at Bucknell (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Wisconsin at Maryland (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Texas at Kansas (ESPN, 9 p.m.) and Baylor at Oklahoma State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Iowa at Minnesota (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

In tennis, first round play continues in the Australian Open (Tennis, 7 p.m.; ESPN2, 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: James McAvoy, Nikki and Brie Bella. The View: Tamika Malloy, Bob Bland. The Talk: Patti LaBelle. Ellen DeGeneres: Robin Roberts. Wendy Williams: Bevy Smith, Robert Verdi, Lloyd Boston, Keri Gassman. The Real: Russell Hornsby.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James McAvoy, Sonequa Martin-Green, Kane Brown. Jimmy Kimmel: Anne Hathaway, Colton Underwood, Jacob Banks. Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Apatow, Mo. Seth Meyers: Allison Williams, Ryan Eggold, Sam Richardson, Jason McGerr. James Corden: Claire Foy, Andre MacDowell, Freya Ridings. Carson Daly: Martina McBride, Barns Courtney, Jonas Strand Gravil & Seda Witt (rerun). Trevor Noah: Derek Waters.

 

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