Danny Boyle provides just the right buzz in recreating the history of the Sex Pistols in a new six-episode series. The point of view of “Pistol” (Hulu, streaming) is a little different than expected, though, as it’s based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir (Johnny Rotten doesn’t even appear right away). It’s a spirited young cast portraying counter culture figures from the 80s, but downright odd that the actor playing scheming manager Malcolm McLaren, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, also once played the little boy in “Love Actually.” God save the Queen!

A juvenile fiction character from more than a century ago is repurposed into a new series “Tom Swift” (CW, 9  p.m.). The spin-off of another CW series, “Nancy Drew,” it stars Tian Richards as the lead character, a young billionaire inventor. The cast also includes April Parker Jones, Ashleigh Murray and the voice of LeVar Burton as an AI figure. 

A new “Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) looks at the Minneapolis police two years after the death of George Floyd. 

Billy Idol has nothing to do with the new reality competition “Dancing with Myself” (NBC, 10 p.m.). But the series of moves does have celebrity involvement from Shakira, Nick Jonas, Liza Kosher as solo dance moves.Camille Kostek hosts. 

Likewise, Bob Marley has nothing to do with the hourlong documentary “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” (History, 10:30 p.m.), about the all-Black regiment who helped settle the West.