Monday TV: Leaving Interpreters Hanging

Interpreters_Sig_Image-1920x830More than 50,000 Afghan and Iraqi people risked their lives by serving as interpreters for U.S. troops during missions in their countries. “The Interpreters”, a documentary by Andrés Caballero and Sofia Khan, looks into the risks and whether the U.S. protected them after their duties through the story of an Iraqi fixer who made his way to Minnesota through a years-long navigation through the Special Immigrant Visa Program. It makes its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings)

The four-part miniseries “Catherine the Great” (HBO, 10 p.m.) starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, concludes with the reign of the Russian empress also drawing to an end.

Last week’s debut of “His Dark Materials” (HBO, 9 p.m.) drew the most viewers for a Monday series on its network since “Chernobyl” and way more for the co-sponsoring BBC. Tonight, Lyra arrives to her new life in London.

A third season starts at “The Good Karma Hospital” (Acorn TV, streaming).

Live playoffs begin on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) with performances by the Top 20.

Let’s call what has kept Shaun Spicer in “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.) what it is: Voter fraud. He’s scored far lower than the last three who have been eliminated, the latest of which was Kate Flannery. Tonight is boy band and girl group night.

The history of Native Americans in the U.S. military is told in “The Warrior Tradition” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Joe Biden answers questions in Iowa in a “CNN Town Hall” (CNN, 9 p.m.), hosted by Erin Burnett.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) finds a way to relate to a nation with an immune deficiency.

Malcolm realizes the Junkyard Killer may have had a connection with his father on “Prodigal Son” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

On “Bluff City Law” (NBC, 10 p.m.), Emerson’s mother arrives with a car she wants the firm to take.

Dayana brings her kids to see their father in prison on “Cartel Crew” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

On “All American” (CW, 8 p.m.) efforts to get help for Layla backfire.

Abbi’s departure leads to problems “Below Deck” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Battle of Midway: The True Story” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) recounts the World War II battle.

Anissa’s identity is threatened on “Black Lightning” (CW, 9 p.m.).

On “9-1-1” (Fox, 8 p.m.) there is a skating mishap at an ice show and a self-driving car gets in an accident.

Hope the people on “Live Rescue” (A&E, 9 p.m.) don’t get called to a “Paranormal Emergency” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

The holiday kitchen is awfully busy with “Holiday Baking Championship” (Food, 8 and 9 p.m.), “Thanksgiving Rubdown” (Cooking, 9 p.m.), “Christmas Cookie Challenge” (Food, 10 p.m.) and “Holiday Baking Championship: Holiday Survival Guide” (Food, 11 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies marks Veteran’s Day with “The Big Parade” (6 a.m.), “The Best Years of Our Lives” (9 a.m.), “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” (noon), “Dive Bomber” (12:45 p.m.), “God is My Co-Pilot” (3:15 p.m.), “Glory” (5:45 p.m.), “The Dirty Dozen” (8 p.m.), “Kelly’s Heroes” (10:45 p.m.), “Where Eagles Dare” (1:15 a.m.) and “Mister Roberts” (4 a.m.).

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

Hockey has Arizona at Washington (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

In basketball, it’s Dallas at Boston (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Toronto at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes DePaul at Iowa (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.). Women’s games have Tennessee at Notre Dame (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Soccer has Mali vs. Cameroon (beIN Sports, 10 a.m.) and Ghana at Egypt (beIN Sports, 1 p.m.) in the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations, and Spain vs. France (Fox Sports 2, 2:30 p.m.) and Italy at Brazil (Fox Sports 2, 6 p.m.) in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarterfinals.

In a Canada-Russia hockey series, it’s Russia at Team Ontario (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Helen Mirren, Kristin Davis. The View: Judd Apatow. The Talk: Brigitte Nielsen. Ellen DeGeneres: Matt Damon. Kelly Clarkson: Tim McGraw, Kiernan Shipka, Isabela Merced. Wendy Williams: Mally Roncal, Sharon Carpenter. The Real: Erika Jayne, Rick Ross.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Will Smith, Andrew Scott (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Kerry Washington, Noah Centineo, Florida Georgia Line. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Shannon, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Pete Yorn. Seth Meyers: Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Middleditch, Doja Cat & Tyga, Chris Johnson. James Corden: Kate Beckinsale, Josh Lucas, Andy Haynes. Lilly Singh: Adam Devine. Trevor Noah: Rep. Jim Times, Anna Kendrick. David Spade: Erik Griffin, Chris D’Elia, Andrew Santino. Conan O’Brien: Kevin Nealon.

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