Sunday TV: ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

David Tennent makes for a dashing and able traveler in a new version of “Around the World in 80 Days” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings), though Jules Verne’s story about 19th century circumnavigation and adventure has been altered such that his valet (Ibrahim Koma) takes a larger role and there’s a female reporter (Leonie Benesch) tagging along. Shot in Romania and South Africa, it’s a handsome looking production, though 80 days might not seem so quick spread over eight episodes. 

A soothing balm to end your holiday season comes in the concert collaboration “Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name” (CNN, 9 p.m.), a new documentary that includes footage from their 1970 debut at the Troubadour, along with extended performances from the two’s 2010 reunion tour, along with interviews.

Gordon Ramsay presents his ninth (!) show for Fox; another culinary competition called “Next Level Chef” (Fox, 8 p.m.), in which competitors have to choose ingredients from a there-story kitchen with different environments. No, I don’t quite understand it either.

Also overexposed in the culinary world, Guy Fieri brings “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime” (Food, 9 p.m.), in which he looks for the right person to run one of his chicken restaurants.

Yellowstone” (Paramount, CMT, 8 p.m.) has its season finale before another new episode of the prequel, “1883” (Paramount, CMT, 9:36 p.m.). 

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli takes on 15 chefs from across the country in the new series “Alex vs. America” (Food, 10 p.m.). 

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