Monday TV: When Women of Color Run

AndSheCouldA timely “POV” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) presents a two port documentary following the grassroots efforts of women of color running for office in 2018. Among those filmed for “And She Could Be Next” by Grace Lee and Marjan Safina were such household names as Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Rashida Tlaib, the candidate for U.S. Congress from Michigan.

But there was also a woman running for California State Senate, and a 19 year old running for country commissioner in Illinois. All face special challenges struggling to be a part of a system not devised for people like them. Part two runs Tuesday.

Children get informed on the recent reckoning on “Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special” (Nickelodeon, 7 p.m.), hosted by Alicia Keys.

A detective team also roiled by a love triangle is at the heart of the Danish series “The Sommerdahl Murders” (Acorn TV, streaming), starring Peter Mygind, Laura Drasbek and André Babikian.

“Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network, midnight) returns for its 10th season.

Every child’s game is being turned into adult competition. Following “Floor is Lava” (Netflix, streaming), here’s “Cannonball” (NBC, 10 p.m.) about making the biggest splash in the pool.

Arabella visits a shrink to help figure out what happened on “I May Destroy You” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

On “To Catch a Beautician” (VH1, 10 p.m.) a relaxer causes hair to fall out.

Rob and Jessica get closer as thunderstorms loom on “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

PT boats and World War II submarines are the focus of the special “Combat Ships: Stealth” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.).

“Pen & Teller: Fool Us” (CW, 8 p.m.) take on another group of magicians.

Sisters take on “The Wall” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“T.I and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle” (VH1, 8 p.m.) shoot a public service announcement.

JoJo Fletcher’s season is relived on “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“The Titan Games” (NBC, 8 p.m.) continues West Division competitions.

Greg Proops returns to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 8 p.m.).

The sea inspires bakers on “Big Time Bake” (Food, 9 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ray Harryhausen with some of his splashes stop-action films, “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (8 p.m.), “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (10 p.m.), “Mysterious Island” (11:30 p.m.), “Mighty Joe Young” (1:30 a.m.) and  “Clash of the Titans” (3:30 a.m.).

Earlier are a slew of mysteries with “Mad Holiday” (6 a.m.), “Sinner Take All” (7:15 a.m.), “The Case of the Black Parrot” (8:45 a.m.), “Homicide” (10 a.m.), “Bodyguard” (11:30 a.m.), “Postmark for Danger” (12:45 p.m.), “Murder is My Beat” (2:15 p.m), “South of Suez” (3:45 p.m.), “A Shot in the Dark” (5:15 p.m.) and “They Only Kill Their Masters” (6:15 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Tamron Hall, Dr. Wendy Bazilian. The View: Jon Stewart. The Talk: Laverne Cox, Curtis Stone. Kelly Clarkson: Billy Porter, Marcia Gay Harden, Wilson Cruz, Gerald Rostock. Tamron Hall: Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Jackson, Patton Oswalt, Liz Garbus, Scott Turner Schofield. Wendy Williams: Michael Yo, Makho Ndovu (rerun). The Real: Mike Colter (rerun).

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Sen. Cory Booker, Brian Wilson. Jimmy Kimmel: Mark Ruffalo. Jimmy Fallon: Kate Hudson, Alessia Cara. Seth Meyers: John Oliver. James Corden: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Barndy Clark. Lilly Singh: Nico Santos, Sabrina Jalees. Conan O’Brien: Kaley Cuoco.

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