Nicki Minaj, L.L. Cool J and Jack Harlow share hosting duties at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 8 p.m.). Minaj and Red Hot Chili Peppers will also receive a special award as well as perform. Other performers include Anitta, Bad Bunny, BlackPink, Eminem and Snoop Togg, J Balvin, Harlow, Lizzo, Maneskin, Marshmello and Khalid and Panic at the Disco. 

Just about every other Viacom cable station — VH1, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Pop, TVLand, BET, CMT, Logo and Comedy Central. And it will also be on broadcast TV — the CW.

Doja Cat, Harlow and Harry Styles lead with the most nominations, with eight each. Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Has X each have seven. A pre-show is set at 6:30. 

The Scottish mystery series “Guilt” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) returns for a second season with two episodes tonight. Returning cast includes Mark Bonnar, Jamie Sives and Emun Elliott. 

They’ve saved the Charlie Watts story for the last in the four-part “My Life as a Rolling Stone” (Epix, 9 p.m.), which means no episode on Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor or Ian Stewart. But it’s been a pretty strong series. 

From the BBC comes the three-part docudrama “The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings), with historical commentary amid the dramatic re-enactments. 

“House of the Dragon” (HBO, 9 p.m.) has already been renewed for a second season after just one episode. It’s probably the cost effective choice, after building all those castles.