Cable TV’s longest running series — which began on HBO in 1977, went to Showtime in 2008 and then streamer Paramount+ in 2021, now moves to broadcast TV for the first time. For the 47th season of “Inside the NFL” (CW, 8 p.m.), Steelers safety Ryan Clark is the new host, alongside analysts Channing Crowder, Jay Cutler, Chad Johnson and Chris Long as they preview the action.
It occurs the same night as the 18th season finale for “Hard Knocks” (HBO, 10 p.m.) which this year followed the training camp of the New York Jets, which has been 2-2 in preseason games.
The NFL season itself begins Thursday, but Turner Classic Movies jumps the gun with a series of football flicks: “Paper Lion” (8 p.m.), “North Dallas Forty” (10 p.m.), “Semi-Tough” (12:15 a.m.), “Knute Rockne, All-America” (2:15 a.m.) and “Jim Thorpe — All-American” (4 a.m.).
It’s about future basketball stars, though, in the new six-part documentary series “One Shot: Overtime Elite” (Prime Video, streaming), following the training efforts of burgeoning young players.
“Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) presents two crime stories. One about a West Point cadet given a life sentence under a little-known two-strikes Florida law. The other about pregnant women in prison and what happens to their newborns.
The concluding two episodes of “Secrets of Penthouse” (A&E, 9 p.m.) look at what happened to the magazine and its ventures in the 1990s and 2000s.
“Ancient Empires” (History, 8 p.m.) takes a look at Julius Caesar.
As the 11th season begins for “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 9 pm.) they’re mourning the death of Whitney’s mother.
“Welcome to Plathville” (TLC, 10 p.m.) returns for its fifth season with Kim and Barry separated.
Eleven performers take the stage in the third qualifying round on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.).
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) returns for its fourth season with a few changes in casting.
“Life Below Zero” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) and “Life Below Zero: Next Generation” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.) both settle into their regular time slots.
Already up to its 75th episode is the quiz show “Beat Shazam” (Fox, 8 p.m.).
In the documentary “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET, 10 p.m.), Demi “Mimi” Harrison talks about life in drug dealing, fraud and theft.
Jake encounters a magnesium fire on “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).
“Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) looks at the remains of a lead and zinc mining town in Pincher, Okla.
The Kellys reveal their secret weapon on “Bering Sea Gold” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).
“Chopped” (Food, 8 p.m.) prepares fried potatoes and beef knuckles.
The newest men go on dates on “The Love Experiment” (MTV, 10 p.m.).
“Love & Hip Hip Atlanta” (MTV, 8 p.m.) reels from Spice and Erica’s fight.
Turner Classic Movies features films today written by Frances Marion: “Knight Without Armour” (8 a.m.), “Riffraff” (10 a.m.), “The Champ” (11:45 a.m.), “The Big House” (1:15 p.m.), “The Clown” (2:45 p.m.), “The Secret Six” (4:30 p.m.) and “The Prizefighter and the Lady” (6 p.m.).
Baseball includes San Francisco at Cubs (TBS, 7:40 p.m.) and Philadelphia at San Diego (MLB, 9:30 p.m.).
WNBA action includes Chicago at Indiana (NBA, 7 p.m.), New York at Dallas (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.) and Washington at Phoenix (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.).
The U.S. Open (ESPN, noon and 7 p.m.) reaches quarterfinals.
In basketball, it’s U.S. vs. Italy (ESP2, 8:30 a.m.) in a FIBA world cup quarterfinal.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Melissa Etheridge. The Talk: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Ambrose, Jamie Yuccas (rerun). Drew Barrymore: Lucy Liu (rerun). Kelly Clarkson: Carol Burnett, Colbie Caillat (rerun). Jennifer Hudson: Bebe Rexha, Ego Nwodim, Michael and Matthew Gardiner (rerun). Tamron Hall: Macy Gray, Maino.
All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Liev Schreiber, Allison Russell. Jimmy Kimmel: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahoo Abdul-Mateen II and Eliza González, alt-J. Jimmy Fallon: Shawn Mendes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Seth Meyers: Bruce Springsteen, Mike Birbiglia. James Corden: Adam McKay, Aaron Donald, Rebecca Hall.