Originally planned for September, but bumped because of the actors’ and writers’ strikes, The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards (Fox, 8 p.m.) are finally held in Los Angeles, with comedian Anthony Anderson hosting. Twenty-six awards will be presented; the final season of “Succession” is up for 14 major nominations, tying its own record; followed by “The White Lotus” with 12, and “Beef” with nine. The number of nominations for the Fox network, where it’s airing? Zero. 

Monday might be a weird night for an awards show; but weirder still for afternoon red carpet events. It starts early with “Countdown to the Emmys” (E!, 2 p.m.), followed by “Emmys Live from E! Hosted by Laverne Cox” (E!, 3 p.m.). 

The political season gets its start with the political doings in Des Moines and environs, covered tonight on reports like “America’s Choice 2024 Iowa Caucus” (CNN, 7 p.m.), “Decision 2024: Primaries & Caucuses” (MSNBC, 7 p.m.) and “Special Election Coverage: Decision Desk ’24: The Iowa Caucus” (News Nation, 8 p.m.). 

The AFC wild card playoff game postponed Saturday due to snow is played, with Pittsburgh at Buffalo (CBS, 4:30 p.m.). Monday night football has the NFC wild card game, Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (ABC, ESPN, 8:15 p.m.). 

Experiences of Black African students at MIT are told in the documentary “Fried Tender Light,” by filmmaker Arthur Musah, making its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

A special biographical documentary for today’s holiday is “I Am Martin Luther King Jr.” (CW, 8 p.m.). 

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

As the second season unfurls on Paramount+, the first season of “Halo” (Showtime, 8 and 9 p.m.) has migrated to premium cable with a pair of episodes. . 

“Basketball Wives” (VH1, 9 p.m.) begin their reunion. 

An adopted son wants to meet his brother, who had been adopted by another family, in the made for TV Christmas movie “A Season for Family” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.). Take the tree down already. 

Fran Drescher thanks a friend on “Celebrity IOU” (HGTV, 8 p.m.). 

Turner Classic Movies marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the documentaries “King: A Filmed Record from Montgomery to Memphis” (8 p.m.), “I Am Not Your Negro” (11:15 p.m.), “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” (1 a.m.), “Freedom on My Mind” (2 a.m.), “Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist” (4 a.m.) and “Song of Freedom” (4:30 a.m.). 

Earlier are the films of Sidney Poitier with “A Warm December” (6 a.m.), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (8 a.m.), “In the Heat of the Night” (10 a.m.), “A Patch of Blue” (noon), “Lillies of the Field” (2 p.m.), “The Defiant Ones” (4 p.m.) and “No Way Out” (6 p.m.).

NBA action includes Houston at Philadelphia (NBA, 1 p.m.), San Antonio at Atlanta (TNT, 3:30 p.m.), Golden State at Memphis (TNT, 6 p.m.) and Oklahoma City at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). 

Men’s college basketball includes Ohio State at Michigan (Fox, noon), George Mason at George Washington (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), Villanova at Marquette (Fox, 2:30 p.m.), La Salle at Saint Joseph’s (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Notre Dame at Boston College (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), American University at Loyola (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.) and North Carolina A&T at Hampton (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Ruth Wilson. The View: Colman Domingo, Yusef Salaam, cast of “The Wiz” with Nichelle Lewis. The Talk: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Marlee Porter. Drew Barrymore: Lamorne Morris, Tony Dokoupil, Nate Burleson, Sonia El-Waylly. Kelly Clarkson: Cynthia Erivo, Aml Ameen, Yolanda Renee King, Kings Return. Jennifer Hudson: Kaley Cuoco. Tamron Hall: Adrienne Warren (rerun). 

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Charles Barkley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Jimmy Kimmel: Robert Downey Jr., Ayo Edebiri, Fridayy. Jimmy Fallon: Tina Fey, LaKeith Stanfield, Mitchell Tenpenny. Seth Meyers: Nate Bargatze, Andrew Rannells, Jesmyn Ward.