The latest video game made into a series is “Halo” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), with Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone and Jen Taylor, in an action drama about humans on a planet fighting for independence from Earth in 2552. The first two episodes run tonight.

College football’s national championship game is here, with Michigan vs. Washington (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.) from Houston. 

When it comes to Nikkis featured on TV tonight, the easy choice is “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” (HBO, 9 p.m.), about the poet, over a Fox News Town Hall with Nikki Haley (Fox News, 6 p.m.). 

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) begins its 28th season, way up in Anchorage. 

Peering further into couples making questionable choices is the season premiere of “90 Day Diaries” (TLC, 9 p.m.). 

“America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League” (NBC, 8 p.m.) continues its qualifying rounds. 

A variant of the surprise quiz show concentrates on music in the throwback “Cash Cab Music” (AXStv, 10 p.m.). Adam Crowe hosts. 

Mario Lopez hosts a new game show “Blank Slate” (Game Show Network, 6 p.m.).

“The Cost of Inheritance: An ‘America Reframed’ Special” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) considers the notion of reparations. 

Looks like people aren’t losing their tendencies to pile things up. Here’s the 15th season premiere of “Hoarders” (A&E, 8 p.m.). 

The scramble to become the new prophet after FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced is covered in part one of a new series “Secrets of Polygamy” (A&E, 10 pm.). 

“Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 8 p.m.) make blondies in hopscotch patterns. 

Regina Hall surprises a friend on “Celebrity IOU” (HGTV, 8 p.m.). 

“Mysteries of the Unknown” (Travel, 8 p.m.) looks at boxer Joe Louis’ fight against the Nazis. 

Houston is the destination for “Basketball Wives” (VH1, 8 p.m.); “Basketball Wives: Orlando” (VH1, 9 p.m.) go to Delray Beach. 

Turner Classic Movies premieres a couple of newly restored films from nearly 100 years ago, “The Johnstown Flood” (8 p.m.) and “Annie Laurie” (9:15 p.m.), and then a film about restoration, “Film: The Living Record of Our Memory” (11 p.m.). Then comes “America, America” (1:15 a.m.) and “Wanda” (4:15 a.m.). 

During the day TCM has movies about starving artists: “Make Me a Star” (6 a.m.), “A Star is Born” (7:45 a.m.), “Dance, Girl, Dance” (9:45 a.m.), “Swing Time” (11:30 a.m.), “The Constant Nymph” (1:30 p.m.), “Humoresque” (3:30 p.m.) and “Lust for Life” (5:45 p.m.).

Basketball includes Phoenix at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). 

Hockey has Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (NHL, 7 p.m.). 

Men’s college basketball includes Northeastern at Monmouth (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Vivica A. Fox, Kel Mitchell, Dr. Gregory Scott Brown. The View: Dr. Jennifer Ashton. The Talk: Drew Carey, Devery Jacobs. Drew Barrymore: Mekiala White. Kelly Clarkson: Natalie Portman, Megan Piphus, Bootsy Collins. Jennifer Hudson: Mario Lopez, Ulysses Morazan. Tamron Hall: Allena Ben Shalom, Lily Womble, Faith Hill. 

Late Talk

Hooray, everybody is back with live shows after two weeks of reruns. Stephen Colbert: Barbara Streisand, Taylor Tomlinson. Jimmy Kimmel: Kaley Cuoco, Jake Johnson, Annie Bosko. Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane, Mel B, JID. Seth Meyers: James McAvoy, Rachel Dratch, Morgan Rose.