Monday: Indigenous Music Minus Taunts

RumbleThe great, untold story of Native American pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll should be shown to every misguided MAGA-hat wearing student at Covington Catholic High School. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” making its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) is named after the signature song of guitarist Link Wray and includes contributions from artists from Charley Patton to Jimi Hendrix and Jesse Ed Davis. Robbie Robertson narrates.

Its first network appearance was surprisingly entertaining (as well as shorter than the usual season), but the second go-round of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (CBS, 8 p.m.) hardly has the kind of personalities anyone can root for. Can they make an entire season out of villains?

Instead of Omarosa, the ex-Trump representation is from Anthony Scaramucci, who usually never stops talking (and never listens). Others include disgraced Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte, who made up a story about a robbery in Brazil, and O.J. Simpson case nonentity Kato Kaelin and Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina Lohan. There are minor TV actors Joey Lawrence and Jonathan Bennett, former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie, ex-NFL player Ricky Williams; reality stars Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss; that weird Canadian comic Tom Green, and Olympian Lolo Jones. And while her husband has been cut from the corporate office, Julie Chen continues on as host. Additional episodes this week air Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. “Big Brother After Dark” begins running late Tuesday night on Pop. The whole thing will be over by Feb. 13.

A pirate dinner will likely get annoying on “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Similarly, on the new “Dating #NoFilter” (E!, 10:30 p.m.), couples go on first dates and comics make fun of them.

More former competitors and international winners perform on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) and judges will keep calling it the Olympics of talent.

In the new imported series “Justice” (Netflix, streaming), Fatima al-Taei plays a young lawyer navigating the legal system in Abu Dhabi.

Yet another look at the bizarre case that’s been covered well before: “Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

Would that “American Pickers” (History, 9 p.m.) were about bluegrass musicians.

Oliver is ready to get back to work on “Arrow” (CW, 8 p.m.).

A medical device falls on a former employee on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

On “The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.), the staff tries to get back to normal after the quarantine.

Not surprisingly, there’s another MTV Paulie on “Made in Staten Island” (MTV, 10 p.m.).

Jennifer and Khalil deepen their relationship on “Black Lightning” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Pawn Stars” (History, 10 p.m.) has a 16th season premiere, which doesn’t mean much, since it pretty much shows year-round.

It’s Brownies vs. Blondies on “Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.).

On “Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p..m.), the assassin named the Viper pops up.

Amy and Brad are still on the run on “The Passage” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Lisa hoss a “Girls’ Night In” party on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.), a medical examiner is accused of tampering with evidence.

Cal goes missing from his bedroom on “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Denzel Washington is star tonight on Turner Classic Movies with “Glory” (8 p.m.), “Philadelphia” (10:15 p.m.), “A Soldier’s Story” (12:30 a.m.), “Devil in a Blue Dress” (2:30 a.m.), followed by “The Jackie Robinson Story”(4:30 a.m.). Martin Luther King Day on TCM begins with African American accomplishments in front and behind the camera with “Swing!” (6 a.m.), “Within Our Gates” (7:30 a.m.), “Losing Ground” (9 a.m.), “A Warm December” (10:30 a.m.), “Edge of the City” (12:30 p.m.), “A Patch of Blue” (2 p.m.), “The Learning Tree” (4 p.m.) and “Daughters of the Dust” (6 p.m.).

A holiday means basketball all day with Oklahoma City at New York (NBA, 12:30 p.m.), Orlando at Atlanta (NBA, 3 p.m.), New Orleans at Memphis (TNT, 5:30 p.m.), Houston at Philadelphia (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Golden State at Lakers (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has St. Louis at Los Angeles (NBC Sports, 4 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Maryland at Michigan State (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Virginia Tech at North Carolina (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Jackson State at Texas Southern (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Creighton at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Iowa State at Kansas (ESPN, 9 pm.), Baylor at West Virginia (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and Marshall at Western Kentucky (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Missouri at South Carolina (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

The Australian Open (Tennis, 7 p.m.; ESPN2, 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.) reaches the quarterfinals.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Viggo Mortensen, Jordan Fisher, Kane Brown. The View: Spike Lee, Killer Mike, Yolanda Adams, Mike Caton. The Talk: Vanessa Hudgens, Lil Rel Howery. Ellen DeGeneres: Matthew McConaughey, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton. Wendy Williams: Billy Porter (rerun). The Real: Yvette Nicole Brown.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Method Man. Jimmy Kimmel: Will Arnett, Alyssa Milano, Fred Willard, Fred Armisen. Jimmy Fallon: Kerry Washington, Jojo Siwa, Joe Jackson. Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Michael Che, Andrea Savage, Death Cab for Cutie, Venzella Joy. James Corden: Julia Roberts, Jason Momoa, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, She & Hm (rerun). Carson Daly: Gemma Chan, Boygenius, Brenton Thwaites.

 

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