Monday TV: Ringing in ‘The New Pope’

the-new-pope-hboJust as I never got into “Succession” until its second season, the latest incarnation of “The Young Pope” comes on strong with “The New Pope” (HBO, 9 p.m.). in it, Jude Law’s titular character in the former series has been in a coma; a search and vote begins for a new leader of the Catholic church. A pursuit is made for an eccentric, but at least age appropriate choice in John Malkovich’s Sir John Brannox, who seems just perfect in the role. Before hand, however, there’s a choice that doesn’t quite work out.

The college football playoff championship game has LSU vs. Clemson (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

In the new family comedy “The Healing Powers of Dude” (Netflix, streaming), Steve Zahn voices the emotional support dog that helps an 11-year-old with social anxiety disorder. Tom Everett Scott, Larisa Oleynik and Jace Chapman star.

If Peter and Hannah B still have a thing, they should cancel the rest of the season of “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Meet the Frasers” (E!, 10 and 10:30 p.m.) is a new reality series that follows the personal life of a psychic medium and his beauty pageant financé.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) opens up about his feelings towards Lea.

Ben forms an alliance with a college student from Flight 828 on “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

More former performers return for another chance on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) continues in Delaware.

A joint bachelor party goes awry on “Love & Hip Hop” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

On “Below Deck” (Bravo, 9 p.m.), Ashton changes his management style.

Custer’s last stand is revisited on “Battle of Little Bighorn” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies looks back to the Holocaust with “The Search” (8 p.m.), “The Diary of Anne Frank” (10 p.m.), “The Juggler” (1:15 a.m.), “The Stranger” (3 a.m.) and “To Be or Not to Be” (4:45 a.m.). Earlier in the day are early Hollywood stories with “Souls for Sale” (6 a.m.), “Show Girl in Hollywood” (7:45 a.m.), “Show People” (9:15 a.m.), “Make Me a Star” (10:45 a.m.), “What Price Hollywood?” (12:15 p.m.), “The Perils of Pauline” (2 p.m.), “Hearts of the West” (3:45 p.m.) and “The BoyFriend” (5:30 p.m.).

Hockey includes Boston at Philadelphia (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Boston University at Loyola (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Selena Gomez, Jay Hernandez. The View: Adam Gassman. The Talk: Rob Lowe, Brigitte Nielsen. Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Harvey, Zoe Kravitz, Ray Romano. Kelly Clarkson: Howie Mandel, Kandi Burruss. Tamron Hall: Oprah Winfrey, Pinky Cole, Maitland Ward. Wendy Williams: Fith Evans. The Real: Paola Nunez.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, cast of “Tina.” Jimmy Kimmel: Tim Allen, Zach Woods, Saint Motel. Jimmy Fallon: Selena Gomez, Charlie Hunnam, Stormzy. Seth Meyers: Bobby Cannavale, Amber Tamblyn, Christian Siriano. James Corden: Rachel Brosnahan, RuPaul Charles. Lilly Singh: Madelaine Paetsch, Mena Massoud. Trevor Noah: David Alan Grier. David Spade: Jeremiah Watkins, Kevin Realon, Lara Beitz.

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