Tuesday TV: The Legacy of Toni Morrison

ToniMorrisonThe life and work of Toni Morrison, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved” who died last summer at 88, is explored in a new “American Masters” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings). Interviews with Morrison are joined with those by Angela Davis, Fran Leibowitz and Hilton Als.

“Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) looks into the rise of the opioid crisis as pushed by one company bent on profits, Insys Therapeutics, which encouraged upping dosages to salesmen through company rap videos, among other things. The collaboration with the Financial Times shows how superior the documentary series is at a time when the number of such series are swelling, especially on streaming services.

“Greenleaf” (OWN, 9 p.m.) returns for its fifth and final season, as the family tries to save their church.

It’s followed by the documentary sequel “Dark Girls 2” (OWN, 10 p.m.), about skin shadings and subsequent discrimination of women around the world.

The unpredictable comic has his first stand-up comedy special, “Eric Andre: Legalize Everything” (Netflix, streaming).

A 2015 Korean game show, “My Little Television” is particularly well-suited for the pandemic. Mayim Bialik hosts the U.S. version, “Celebrity Show-Off” (TBS, 10 p.m.), in which five stars each week are tasked with coming up with their own home content that gets the most likes on social media. Among the participants in the 10-episode series are Diplo, Ja Rule, Action Bronson, Nene Leakes, Jason Mraz, Kevin Smith, Tori Spelling and Bella Thorne. Winners raise money for charities.

Auditions continue on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.), but “World of Dance” (NBC, 10 p.m.) begins its callbacks.

On “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 8 p.m.), a chase boat rescue is needed for the first time in series history.

Courtney makes a different decision on “Stargirl” (CW, 8 p.m.).

Chefs on “Chopped” (Food, 9 p.m.) make rabbit terrine.

The coronavirus means home schooling the six daughters on “OutDaughtered” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

But there’s preschool enrollment on “Sweet Home Sextuplets” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Betty goes on the offense on a new episode of “Dirty John” (USA, 10 p.m.).

On a new “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO, 10 p.m.), players and coaches are quizzed on what’s next after Covid-19 has decimated sports.

Alyssa finds out she’s pregnant on “Siesta Key” (MTV, 8 p.m.).

The Ann Sheridan salute on Turner Classic Movies focuses on comedies with “I Was a Male War Bride” (8 p.m.), “The Man Who Came to Dinner” (10 p.m.), “George Washington Slept Here” (midnight), “The Doughgirls” (1:45 a.m.), “It All Came True” (3:30 a.m.), “Honeymoon for Three” (5:15 a.m.) and “Cowboy from Brooklyn” (6:30 a.m.).

During the day are films of Tinseltown tomboys with “Tiger Bay” (6 a.m.), “Annie Get Your Gun” (8 a.m.), “Calamity Jane” (10 a.m.), “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (11:45 a.m.), “Kings Row” (2 p.m.), “Little Women” (4:15 p.m.) and “Pat and Mike” (6:15 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Josh Hutchinson, Pitbull, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Mark Consuelos. The View: Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Loni Love. The Talk: Derek Hough. Kelly Clarkson: Chelsea Handler, Ron Funches, Frank Grillo. Tamron Hall: John Legend, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Brian Kelly. Wendy Williams: Katy Mixon (rerun). The Real: Blair Underwood (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Bolton, Noah Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus. Jimmy Kimmel: Patton Oswalt (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kenya Barris, Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine. Seth Meyers: Chelsea Handler, Andrew Rannells. James Corden: Will Ferrell, Billy Porter, Phoebe Bridgers. Lilly Singh: Justin Hartley, Lea Michele (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Sen. Cory Booker (rerun).

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