The NFL season begins with no little fanfare and Detroit at Kansas City (NBC, 8:15 p.m.). A kickoff special begins at 7. 

From Germany comes the new series “Dear Child” (Netflix, streaming), about recently found mother who had previously been kidnapped with her two children.

Famous among children in Japan, the giant turtle returns in a new anime series “Gamera: Rebirth” (Netflix, streaming). 

“Virgin River” (Netflix, streaming), the romantic series about the couplings in a small fictional town in Northern California, returns for its fifth season. 

A fourth season comes for the adult animated spinoff “Star Trek: The Lower Decks” (Paramount+, streaming). 

“Top Boy” (Netflix, streaming),, the British crime drama with Kane Robinson and Ashley Walters, returns for its third and final season. 

A third season comes for the animated “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight” (Netflix, streaming).

“Project Runway” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) picks a winner in its season finale. 

A new bathroom constitute the season finale on “Christina on the Coast” (HGTV, 9 p.m.).

“The Dead Files” (Travel, 10 p.m.) begins its 15th season dredging through the paranormal, a terrible place to travel. 

Another live eviction comes on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.). It’s followed by “The Challenge: USA” (CBS, 10 p.m.). 

One team cuts off the water on “Fight to Survive” (CW, 8 p.m.). 

“FBoy Island” (CW, 9 p.m.) allows women to survey the men’s social media pages. 

Tom brings a muzzleloader on a winter deer hunt on “Mountain Men” (History, 8 p.m.). 

“Alone Australia” (History, 9:30 p.m.) is getting a little rough.

Michael Luck is a suspect in his ex-business partner’s death in the made for TV movie “As Luck Would Have It” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). It’s followed by the crime film “How to Murder Your Husband: The Nancy Brophy Story” (Lifetime Movie Network, 10 p.m.). 

Three consecutive episodes of “Sister Wives” (TLC, 8 p.m.) makes for a long night indeed. 

Beedy faces “Toya & Regina” (WEtv, 9 p.m.) right at the time Toya is having a breakdown. 

“Tacoma FD” (truTV, 10 p.m.) has a summer pool party, and the chief’s BBQ chicken isn’t up to snuff. 

In honor of what would have been Peter Lawford’s 100th anniversary, Turner Classic Movie has him in “Good News” (8 p.m.), “It Happened in Brooklyn” (10 p.m.), “Little Women” (midnight), “Son of Lassie” (2:15 a.m.) and “On an Island with You” (4 a.m.). 

During the day, it’s all about Lana Turner, in “Dancing Co-Ed” (6 a.m.), “Johnny Eager” (7:30 a.m.), “Keep Your Powder Dry” (9:30 a.m.), “Betrayed” (11:30 a.m.), “Latin Lovers” (1:30 p.m.), “The Bad and the Beautiful” (3:30 p.m.) and “Imitation of Life” (5:45 p.m.). 

Baseball has St. Louis at Atlanta (MLB, 7:20 p.m.) and Cleveland at Angels (MLB, 10:30 p.m.).

The U.S. Open (ESPN, 7 p.m.) has the women’s singles semifinals. 

WNBA action has Los Angeles at New York (Prime Video, 7 p.m.). 

Soccer has FInland at Kazakhstan (Fox Sports 2, 10 a.m.), Montenegro at Lithuania (Fox Sports 2, noon), Central African Republic at Ghana (beIN Sports, noon) and Ireland at France (Fox Sports 2, 2:30 p.m.).

Women’s college soccer includes North Carolina at South Carolina (ESPNU, 7 p.m.).

Women’s college volleyball has Arizona at Wisconsin (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Josh Gad, Phillip Phillips. The Talk: Bridget Everett (rerun). Kelly Clarkson: Awkwafina, Chales Esten (rerun). Jennifer Hudson: Julie Bowen, Method Man, Larenz Tate, Jason Ladanye  (rerun). 

Late Talk

All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Bono, Rose McIver. Jimmy Kimmel: Harrison Ford, Science Bob Pflugfelder, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $isn, Lil Yachty, Sueco the Child. Jimmy Fallon: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor.  Seth Meyers: Jesse Wisenberg, Meghann Fahy. James Corden: Rob Gronkowski.