Monday TV: HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’

HisDarkMaterialsIn perhaps the most elaborate series devised for a Monday night on the premium network, “His Dark Materials” (HBO, 9 p.m.) adapts Philip Pullman’s fantasy about an 11-year-old who looks into the disappearance of a friend and finds that children have been kidnapped all along in this world, where everybody has an animal companion.

Dafne Keen portrays the young heroine Lyra; the cast includes James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters and Lin-Manuel Miranda. And there’s a bear.

The imploding Bronx of the 1970s is the subject of “Decade of Fire,” a documentary by Gretchen Hildebran and Vivian Vázquez, recounting a time when landlords torched their own buildings for profits, causing residents to organize and fight back. It makes its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

The new documentary series “The Devil Next Door” (Netflix, streaming), looks at the case of John Demjanjuk, a retired autoworker in Cleveland who is suddenly identified as the Nazi guard Ivan the Terrible in the 1980s and goes on trial in Israel.

Despite higher scores than Sean Spicer, Karamo Brown of “Queer Eye” was ousted on last week’s “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.). Tonight is boy band and girl group night.

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

On “9-1-1” (Fox, 8 p.m.), a murder weapon found from a case close to Athena leads to a flashback.

“Jesus & Mero” (Showtime, 11 p.m.) are back for their twice-weekly shows.

Potemkin pushes for expansion on “Catherine Great” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Calvin and Tina approach their anniversary on “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) alienates a nurse during his first solo surgery.

The firm takes on a pill manufacturer for creating an addiction epidemic on “Bluff City Law” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) has a tough time defending a client who already confessed to killing a doctor.

He’s already dated her, so now Bob hires Abishola on “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

On “All Rise” (CBS, 9 p.m.), Mark and Emily go head to head in court for the first time.

Gunshots ring at a junkyard on “Prodigal Son” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Holiday Baking Championship” (Food, 10 p.m.) starts a new season with past runners-up.

Tiffany Pollard, of “I Love New York” fame, doesn’t love her boob job on “Botched” (E!, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to Nancy Gates, the actress who died in March at 93 with some of her biggest roles, in “The Great Gildersleeve” (8 p.m.), “Gildersleeve’s Bad Day” (9:15 p.m.), “The Master Race” (10:30 p.m.), “Masterson of Kansas” (12:30 a.m.), “Suddenly” (2 a.m.) and “Some Came Running” (3:30 a.m.). Earlier in the day are films of Gig Young, born this day in 1913: “Arena” (6 a.m.), “Hunt the Man Down” (7:45 a.m.), “A Ticklish Affair” (9 a.m.), “Torch Song” (10:45 a.m.), “Too Young to Kiss” (12:30 p.m.), “The Woman in White” (2:15 p.m.), “Holiday for Sinners” (4:15 p.m.) and “The Three Musketeers” (5:45 p.m.).

Monday Night Football has Dallas at Giants (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

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

Hockey has Pittsburgh at Boston (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Matt Czuchry, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Loud Luxury, Bryce Vine. The Talk: Patrick Wilson. Ellen DeGeneres: Maya Rudolph, Dr. Ruth Wertheimer, Jon Dorenbos. Kelly Clarkson: Eric McCormack, Liza Koshy, Mike Posner. Wendy Williams: Irv Gotti. The Real: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Eva Marcille.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Tim McGraw, Sen Sherrod Brown. Jimmy Kimmel: Sterling K. Brown, Luke Combs. Jimmy Fallon: Chris Evans, Naomi Scott, EarthGang. Seth Meyers: Gloria Steinem, Questlove, Black Thought, Brendan Buckley. James Corden: Jessica Biel, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Garcia. Lilly Singh: Lake Bell, Jaslon Clarke. Trevor Noah: Colson Whitehead. David Spade: Randy & Jason Sklar, Hannah Hart. Conan O’Brien: Matt Damon.

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