Monday TV: ‘Spy Games’ vs. ‘Brain Games’

spy-games-cast-800x500Let the games begin.

On the new “Spy Games” (Bravo, 10 p.m.), pictured above, ten contestants test to see if they can enter the world of espionage. The returning “Brain Games” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) begins a new season with Keenan Michael Key at the helm and more of a focus on celebrity participants.

The third documentary to debut in five days about the NFL star turned murderer, the two hour “Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.) follows the premieres of the docuseries “Killer Inside the Mind of Aaron Hernandez” (Netflix, streaming) that began Wednesday, and the three-hour “Aaron Hernandez: Killing Fields” (Reelz, 8 p.m.) that ran Saturday.

Marcus Samuelson visits the Armenian community in Los Angeles on a new “No Passport Required” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

John Malkovich finally gets a decent showcase on “The New Pope” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

A Somalian refugee is shocked when’s son is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting in a new film on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

The remaining women go on a group date with “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (NBC, 8 p.m.) welcomes another 10 former contestants to perform.

“The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) tries to treat a patent with severe swelling.

Bob gives unsolicited parenting advice on “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

On “All Rise” (CBS, 9 p.m.), Lola goes to Washington D.C.

Tanner and Kate’s flirting gets more obvious to the crew on “Below Deck” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Jennifer’s bond with Brandon grows on “Black Lightning” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The police get involved on tonight’s “All American” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “Love & Hip Hop” (VH1, Safaree gets cold feet about the wedding, right in the midday of his bachelor party.

On “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.), a wave of frightening events occurs.

Tina spends more time with the pastor on “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Prodigal Son” (Fox, 9 p.m.), the FBI and NYPD work together to save Malcolm from the serial killer.

Rod tries to get Matt to embrace their Scottish roots on “Meet the Frasers” (E!, 10 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) gets involved in a case involving a student athlete who dies while training.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is noted on Turner Classic Movie all day with “Odds Against Tomorrow” (6:45 a.m.), “Bright Road” (8:30 a.m.), “Carmen Jones” (10 a.m.), “The World, the Flesh and the Devil” (noon), “A Patch of Blue” (2 p.m.), “Something of Value” (4 p.m.) and “Blackboard Jungle” (6 p.m.).

In prime time, author Donald Bogle notes overlooked African American performances in “Nothing But a Man” (8 p.m.), “Edge of the City” (10 p.m.), “The Landlord” (11:45 p.m.) and “The Tall Target” (2 a.m.).

NBA action includes Toronto at Atlanta (2:30 p.m.), New Orleans at Memphis (TNT, 5 p.m.), Lakers at Boston (TNT, 7:30 p.m.) and Golden State at Portland (TNT, 10 p.m.).

Hockey has Detroit at Colorado (NHL, 3 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Sacred Heart at Robert Morris (CBS Sports, 5 p.m.), North Carolina State at Virginia (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Texas at West Virginia (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Bucknell at Colgate (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.) and Oklahoma at Baylor (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

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

In tennis, there is first round play in the Australian Open (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Daniel Radcliffe, David Alan Grier, New Hope Club. The View: Tyler Perry, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Billy Porter. The Talk: George Wallace, Pam Grier, Brigitte Nielsen. Ellen DeGeneres: Mark Wahlberg, Black Pumas. Kelly Clarkson: Michael Ealy, Manny Jacinto. Wendy Williams: Milly Almodovar, Davyn Simone. The Real: Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jim Gaffigan, Tom Steyer. Jimmy Kimmel: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Michael Peña, Meg Myers. Jimmy Fallon: Ken Jong, Kate Upton, Old Dominion. Seth Meyers: Michael Moore, June Diane Raphael, Adam Marcello. James Corden: Chadwick Bozeman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James (rerun). Lilly Singh: Awkwafina. Trevor Noah: Mary Frances Berry. David Spade: Punkie Johnson, Brad Garrett, Erik Griffin. Conan O’Brien: Josh Gad.

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