Monday TV: Early Morning Queen Funeral

The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, 4 a.m.) is a big historic event, of interest for the amount of world leaders (and security) who will attend, as long with the usual pageantry and inane TV commentary. Many networks will be live until at least noon. PBS is repeating the whole thing at prime time (and bumping Ken Burns’ second installment of “The U.S. and the Holocaust” to tomorrow). More context on “Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) and “Being the Queen” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.). Elton John not expected to sing.

“Quantum Leap” (NBC, 10 p.m.) was always a series that jumps back in time. So NBC does the same, jumping back to the series from the late 80s and early 90s and placing it in a contemporary setting — though the new team led by Raymond Lee and Ernie Hudson, travels immediately back to 1985.

The new season is in many ways back on network TV so here’s the 20th season premiere of “NCIS” (CBS, 9 pm.), in a crossover episode with its last remaining spinoff, “NCIS: Hawai’i” (CBS, 10 p.m.), for its second season premiere.

A couple of network comedies also return with the fourth season premieres of both  “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and “Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Longtime fans may be hard pressed to find Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” (Disney+, 8 p.m.), as it is being exiled from ABC to a streaming service. Tyra Banks will co-host with a past winner, Alfonso Ribeiro, though the judges table remains the same. Participants this time around include Cheryl Ladd, Jordin Sparks, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Teresa Giudice and Vinny Guadagnino, among lesser lights who don’t ring the faintest bell.

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