“Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) presents a special 2 1/2 hour documentary looking at the roots of the criminal cases against Donald Trump stemming from his 2020 election loss. Filmmaker Michael Kirk looks at the House Jan. 6 committee evidence and the resulting threat to democracy. In fact, the report is titled “Democracy on Trial.” 

It’s more important, certainly, than the 11th season premiere of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 8 p.m.), where the fallout of Scandoval, the affair between restaurant staffers Tom Sandoval and Raquel Lewis, doesn’t quite affect the future of the country. 

The five episode “NASCAR: Full Speed” (Netflix, streaming) will follow the sport’s cup series playoffs and championship race.  

Erika Jayne and Sunny Anderson play “Name That Tune” (Fox, 8 p.m.). Other game shows tonight include “The Floor” (Fox, 9 p.m.) and, I suppose, “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” (CW, 9 p.m.). 

“Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates” (PBS, 8 p.m.) looks at the family trees of Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger. 

Trey’s status gets him out of a speeding ticket on “Extended Family” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

“La Brea” (NBC, 9 p.m.) catches fire. 

Kelly hosts a murder-mystery party on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.). 

“Quantum Leap” (NBC, 10 p.m.) jumps to a bounty hunter scenario. 

Dan goes to Comic-Con and finds a love connection, “Night Court” (NBC, 8 p.m.). 

“Inside the NFL” (CW, 8 p.m.) has a thing or two to say about the results of Championship Sunday. 

Priscilla must pick a side on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (BET, 9 p.m.).

“Zatima” (BET, 10 p.m.) sees tension rise. 

Ivar gets a scary injury on “Big Little Brawlers” (Discovery, 10 p.m.). 

“Moonshiners” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) try to reinvent an Appalachian apple brandy. 

Mocktails and fruit balls emerge on “Chopped” (Food, 8 p.m.).

“The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters” (History, 10 p.m.) looks into the case of a pair of vanished British passenger planes in the 1940s.

The medium does a reading for her Long Island town on “Theresa Caputo: Raising Spirits” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). 

Scrappy tries to move his relationship with Erica along on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (MTV, 8 p.m.). 

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long showcase of Robert Mitchum concludes with “The Grass is Greener” (8 p.m.), “Cape Fear” (10 p.m.), “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (midnight), “Farewell, My Lovely” (2 a.m.) and “Ryan’s Daughter” (3:45 a.m.). 

During the day are stories of the famous military school on the Hudson, “West Point” (6:30 a.m.), “They Died with Their Boots On” (8:30 a.m.), “West Point on the Hudson” (11 a.m.), “Rosalie” (11:15 a.m.), “Flirtation Walk” (1:30 p.m.), “The West Point Story” (3:30 p.m.) and “The Long Gray Line” (5:30 p.m.). 

Basketball incudes Indiana at Boston (TNT, 7:30 p.m.) and Philadelphia at Golden State (TNT, 10 p.m.). 

Hockey has Columbus at St. Louis (NHL, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has North Carolina at Georgia (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Marquette at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Illinois at Ohio State (Peacock, 7 p.m.), Texas Tech at TCU (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), VCU at St. Bonaventure (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Oklahoma State at Kansas (ESPN, 8 p.m.), San Diego State at Colorado State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Miami at NC State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Seton Hall at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) and Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga (ESPN, 11 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Bryce Dallas Howard. The View: Melissa Rauch, Jonathan Roumie. The Talk: Howie Mandel, Sherry Cola. Drew Barrymore: Chrissy Teigen, Dave Karger. Kelly Clarkson: Justin Timberlake, BlkBok. Jennifer Hudson: Anthony Hamilton. Tamron Hall: Jeffrey Wright, Christelle Lim. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Emma Stone, Jaime Harrison. Jimmy Kimmel: Elisabeth Moss, Zach Woods, Jacob Collier. Jimmy Fallon: Donald Glover, Maya Erskine, Bryce Dallas Howard. Seth Meyers: James Corden, Devery Jacobs, Nico Carney, Colleen Clark. Taylor Tomlinson: Suzi Barrett, Matt Walsh, Vanessa Gonzalez.