The second major documentary this year of the architect of rock ’n’ roll, Lisa Cortés’ “Little Richard: I Am Everything” (CNN, 9 p.m.) makes its cable premiere, digging deeper into the queer Black roots of rock ’n’ roll through the man who sang “Tutti Fruitti.” In June, PBS showed James House’s “Little Richard: King and Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll.”
A documentary about Ravish Kumar, a journalist in India battling fake news, falling ratings and company cutbacks, Vinay Shukla’s “While We Watched,” makes its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).
Joel McHale and Beck Bennett star in the new film “Office Race” (Comedy Central, 8 p.m.), about an overbearing boss who forces an unmotivated employee to run a marathon. The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, J.B. Smoove and Kelsey Grammar are also featured.
“Secrets of Penthouse” (A&E, 9 p.m.) begins a four-episode run detailing the success of the skin mag and its founder Bob Guccione. The first half shows tonight.
On the new three-night series “Ancient Empires” (History, 8 p.m.) looking at rulers of the old world, begins with a look at Alexander the Great and what earned him the name.
Monday Night Football is of the college variety, with Clemson at Duke (ESPN, 8 p.m.).
The entirety of the three-episode true crime documentary series “Where is Baby Gabriel?” (Oxygen, 8 p.m.) that debuted on Peacock in June, shows in its entirety on cable tonight, covering the case of a San Antonio infant who went missing in 2009.
“Son of a Critch” (CW, 8 p.m.) celebrates Christmas.
A winner (I guess the term would be), is named in the season finale of “Ugliest House in America” (HGTV, 8 p.m.) and the renovations begin.
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.) continues the finals in Las Vegas. Will it ever end?
Andrew and Camille relive their first date on “Run the Burbs” (CW, 8:30 p.m.).
The Canadian comedy “Children Ruin Everything” (CW, 9 p.m.) has its season finale.
“Tough Love with Hilary Farr” (HGTV, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season with a renovation of a bachelor pad into a family home in Raleigh, N.C.
The 21st (!) season of “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) alongside the sixth season of “Life Below Zero: Next Generation” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.). Both resume in their regular time slots Tuesday.
Oly tries to get to the bottom of things on “Bump” (CW, 9:30 p.m.).
“American Dad!” (TBS, 10 p.m.) reaches its 18th season start.
Kids drop out of the family holiday on “Breeders” (FX, 10 p.m.).
“Below Deck Down Under” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) has a medical emergency in the first of two episodes.
The proprietors go down memory lane on the first of two new episodes of “BBQ Brawl” (Food, 9 p.m.).
“Love & Hip Hop: Miami” (VH1, 8 p.m.) sees drama at Trina and Flo’s single release party.
Toni Collette stars in the comedy “Mafia Mamma” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) making its premium cable debut.
Turner Classic Movies spends Labor Day talking about bad employers, in “Harlan County, U.S.A.” (8 p.m.), “Roger & Me” (10 p.m.), “Glengarry Glen Ross” (11:45 p.m.), “Salt of the Earth” (1:30 a.m.) and “Soylent Green” (3:15 a.m.).
During the day TCM has some sex comedies fro the 1960s: “Boys’ Night Out” (6:15 a.m.), “Sex and the Single Girl” (8:30 a.m.), “Bachelor in Paradise” (10:30 a.m.), “Looking for Love” (12:30 p.m.), “Doctor, You’ve Got to be Kidding” (2:15 p.m.), “Sunday in New York” (4 p.m.) and “Marriage on the Rocks” (6 p.m.).
Baseball includes Baltimore at Los Angeles (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 p.m.).
Round of 16 matches continue in The U.S. Open Tennis (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Derek Hough, Shinedown. The View: Neil deGrasse Tyson (rerun). The Talk: Kane Brown, Jordan Davis, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Morris Chestnut (rerun). Drew Barrymore: Kerry Washington, Tracy McMillan (rerun). Kelly Clarkson: Zachary Levi, Hannah Fry, Lainey Wilson (rerun). Jennifer Hudson: Sam Smith, Moris Day (rerun). Tamron Hall: Taye Diggs, Nicca Annan, Kendra Wilkinson (rerun).
All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Sting, David Alan Grier. Jimmy Kimmel: Viola Davis, Henry Winkler, Katy Perry. Jimmy Fallon: Dakota Johnson, Adam Scott, Carrie Underwood. Seth Meyers: Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Rogers, cast of “Titanique.” James Corden: Ashton Kutcher, Quinta Brunson, Cara Delevigne.