A new three-part series explores the world of the celebrated Mexican artist in “Becoming Frida Kahlo” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). The BBC-produced documentary includes a look at her early life and her relationship with Diego Rivera, whom she married twice, with interviews from Kahlo biographer Martha Zamora and the artist’s great niece Cristina Kahlo.
It’s followed by a film by Rodrigo Reyes on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). Denied the opportunity to document an incarcerated immigrant he wants to tell about, he shares the story through dramatic re-enactments.
“The Saint of Second Chances” (Netflix, streaming) is a documentary about Mike Veeck, the son of baseball owner Bill Veeck, who derailed his baseball career with the infamous 1979 Disco Demolition that turned into a riot at Comiskey Park. Jeff Daniels narrates.
The much-hyped 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is recalled in the three hour “50th Anniversary – Battle of the Sexes” (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).
Jane Krakowski returns with the season premiere of “Name That Tune” (Fox, 8 p.m.).
“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) has another group of performers doing their thing live, for viewer votes.
Whales are attacking tourists in “The Swarm” (CW, 9 p.m.).
“Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC, 8 p.m.) pits Ben Schwartz vs. Sam Richardson.
Thunderstorms at a country fair in Austin is the first assignment for the new season of “9-1-1: Lone Star” (Fox, 9 p.m.) with Rob Lowe.
“Inside the NFL” (CW, 8 p.m.) analyzes week 2 action.
Cookie Williams builds a real estate empire with fraudulent loans on “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET, 10 p.m.).
“Bering Sea Gold” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) hits some pressure ridges.
An old computer is used to find a hotspot on “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).
“Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) digs into a student demonstration in South Carolina.
It’s already Halloween on “Chopped” (Food, 8 p.m.).
“Welcome to Wrexham” (FX, 10 p.m.) spotlights some of its special needs fans in the first of a pair of new episodes.
Tamar’s trust gets a hit on “The Love Experiment” (MTV, 9 p.m.).
“Welcome to Plathville” (TLC, 10 p.m.) talks divorce between Kim and Micah.
Whitney tries to lift her dad’s mood on “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 9 p.m.).
Turner Classic Movies has ‘50s noir tonight with “Angel Face” (8 p.m.), “The Night of the Hunter” (10 p.m.), “Elevator to the Gallows” (midnight), “In a Lonely Place” (2 a.m.) and “Sweet Smell of Success” (4 a.m.).
During the day are some pre-code classics with “The Age of Consent” (6 a.m.), “Private Lives” (7:15 a.m.), “Beauty and the Boss” (8:45 a.m.), “Hold Your Man” (10 a.m.), “I’ve Got Your Number” (11:30 a.m.), “Penthouse” (12:45 p.m.), “After Tonight” (2:30 p.m.), “Red-Headed Woman” (3:45 p.m.), “Baby Face” (5:15 p.m.) and “Female” (6:45 p.m.).
Baseball includes Philadelphia at Atlanta (TBS, 7 p.m.).
WNBA playoffs move to Game 2s with Washington at New York (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Atlanta at Dallas (ESPN, 9 p.m.).
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Anderson Cooper, Julie Chen Moon’s. The View: Matt Gutman. Drew Barrymore: Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, Nate Burleson, Vlad Duthiers, Arthur Brooks. Kelly Clarkson: Tyler James Williams, Fitz and the Tantrums (repeat). Tamron Hall: Granger Smith, Amber Bartlett, Robert Hartwell. Late Talk
All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Kander, cast of “New York, New York.” Jimmy Kimmel: Serena Williams, J. Calvin. Jimmy Fallon: Kim Kardashian, Hannah Einbinder, Mo Willems, Paris Jackson. Seth Meyers: Hilary Duff, Kim Petras.