Monday TV: Horror Upon Horror

TerrorThe second installment of a horror anthology series that began with a story of a 19th century expedition gone wrong turns its attention to World War II and specifically the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans. An added element of Japanese horror, or kaidan, is part of “The Terror: Infamy” (AMC, 10 p.m.), but is hardly needed.

An admirable cast of Japanese-American actors lead the cast that also features George Takei, who as a former prisoner, also served as a consultant to the meticulously set designed project, which of course reflects on today’s news. Here’s a longer story I wrote about the series  from the TV Critics Association summer press tour, for TV Worth

Just as dark, ominous and relevant is another 10-part series that begins tonight with two episodes. “Our Boys” (HBO, 9 p.m.) looks at the cases of three missing Israeli boys that sparked deadly revenge and a whole new flare up to the Gaza War in 2014. Its makers, who shot in Israel, went to great lengths to tell an even-handed, though tragic, story — entirely in subtitles.

Tonight sees a return of one of my favorite new series of 2018, “Lodge 49” (AMC, 10;10 p.m.), the quirky tale of community under a strange order. We return with Dud recovering from a snark bite, Ernie out of circulation and Liz still trying to find herself.

One way to tell the history of a place is through the cherished photos of those who settled there. That’s the premise behind Thomas Allen Harris’ “Family Pictures USA” (PBS, 9 p.m.) in which families in Central Florida, North Carolina and Detroit share tales of their kin to help create a larger picture of where they live.First up is the tobacco country around Durham, N.C.

A series finale comes for the most unusual adaptation of a Marvel property, “Legion” (FX, 10 p.m.) in which all will probably be explained.

Families facing a worsening economy try to hang on to their youthful pleasures on Palermo’s Condello beach, captured in the documentary “Happy Winter,” making its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

The former wrestling star welcomes celebrity guests and takes adventures with them in in the new series “Straight Up Steve Austin” (USA, 11 p.m.).

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC,8 p.m.) brings its competition to Baltimore.

Two hour episodes of “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC, 8 p.m.) are making this getaway seem long.

An alternative way of coupling up: “Are You the One?” (MTV, 11 p.m.).

“American Greed” (CNBC, 10 p.m.) returns for a third season with a report on the college admissions scandal.

Anastasia has been getting bad reviews on “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo, 9 p.m.). Maybe she should work on the “Girls Cruise” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

The Top 10 perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“The Food That Built America” (History, 9 p.m.) is all about chocolate.

An investigation is waged against Winter’s boyfriend on “The Family Chantel” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Gigi discovers the secrets Santiago has been keeping from her on “Grand Hotel” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

The options on “Aaron Needs a Job” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) include NASA and crop dusting.

An Southern stars on Turner Classic Movies all day in “Walking on Air” (6 a.m.), “There Goes My Girl” (7:30 a.m.), “Maisie” (9 a.m.), “Congo Maisie” (10:30 a.m.), “Gold Rush Maisie” (noon), “Maisie Was a Lady” (1:30 p.m.), “Ringside Maisie” (3 p.m.), “Shadow on the Wall” (5 p.m.), “The Blue Gardenia” (6:30 p.m.), “A Letter to Three Wives” (8 p.m.), “Cry ‘Havoc’” (10 p.m.), “The Whales of August” (midnight), “Nancy Goes to Rio” (2 a.m.) and “April Showers” (4 a.m.).

Baseball has Boston at Cleveland (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Tampa Bay at San Diego (MLB, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Lucy Liu, Cary Elwes. The View: Beto O’Rourke, Amy Hoover Sanders, Kofi Siriboe (rerun). The Talk: Kobe Bryant (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Harrison Ford, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Emily Bear, Lin-Manuel Miranda (rerun). Wendy Williams: Melissa Garcia (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Cate Blanchett, Marc Maron. Jimmy Kimmel: Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings, Pete York. Jimmy Fallon: Common, Kate Upton, Swizz Beatz. Seth Meyers: Kathy Griffin, George Takei, Jacqueline Novak, Nate Smith. James Corden: Greg Kinnear, Judy Greer, Bazzi. Carson Daly: Anna Chlumsky, Robert DeLong, King Keraun (rerun). Trevor Noah: Rep. Ayanna Pressley. David Spade: Wayne Brady, Tim Dillon, Lauren Lapkus. Conan O’Brien: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean (rerun).

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