The founding father gets a Hollywood treatment when Michael Douglas steps in to play Benjamin Franklin in the new limited series “Franklin” (Apple TV+, streaming), concentrating on the time when he went to France to try and rustle up some support for the American Revolutionaries. At the same time, he invites his grandson (Noah Jupe) to dip his toe into the county’s excesses. Things start a bit slowly, as you feel the padding, but it might eventually prove more interesting. 

A couple of children’s heroes get new computer-animated projects — “Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp” (Netflix, streaming) blends CGI and live action in a new feature. And the new series “Dora” (Paramount+, streaming) updates the Dora the Explorer character with all her friends.

A more unexpected animated reboot is “Good Times” (Netflix, streaming), a new version of the 1970s sitcom, produced by Stephen Curry and Seth MacFarlane. The voice cast includes J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jay Pharoah. 

From India comes “Omar Singh Chamkila” (Netflix, streaming), a music-filled feature about the Elvis Presley of Punjab. 

From Sweden comes the drama “Stolen” (Netflix, streaming), about a young indigenous woman trying to make the xenophenic world a better place. 

“Love, Divided” (Netflix, streaming) is a Spanish remake of the 2015 French romantic comedy “Behind the Wall” starring singer-songwriter Aitana as a pianist who lives next door to an inventor who needs silence. 

“NEXT at the Kennedy Center” (PBS, 10 p.m.) features Ben Folds and the National Symphony Orchestra with performances from Jacob Collier, Laufey and Jodie.

The “Hear This” series hosted by Scott Woo on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) returns with an episode about rising young stars found in the Julliard Pre-College program, including the 16-year-old violinist Chloe Chua from Singapore. 

An inmate escapes on “Fire Country” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 8 p.m.) faces off against some doomsday preppers. 

Guy Fieri heads up yet another food series with “Best Bite in Town” (Food, 9 p.m.). First stop: New Haven. 

“Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) returns for a fourth season training humans to be better pet owners. 

Danny and Baez investigate a homicide involving homicide on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.). 

“Mary & George” (Starz, 9 p.m.), the Julianne Moore-led period drama, turns out to be kind of disappointing. 

An ergonomic bike seat is pitched on “Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.). 

“The McBee Dynasty: Real American Cowboys” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) travels to Montana to pick up bison. 

Dustin gets a record find on “Gold Rush: White Water” (Discovery, 8 p.m.). 

“America’s Backyard Gold” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) shows the path to Mojave gold.

An Oregon fort that refused to engage is one of the “Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America” (Discovery, 10 p.m.). 

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV, 8 p.m.) has its LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown. 

The Fort Worth reunion episodes wrap up on “Ready to Love” (OWN, 8 p.m.). 

Duplicity is the bill of fare on Turner Classic Movies tonight with ”Bullets or Ballots” (8 p.m.), “The Sea Hawk” (9:30 p.m.), “The Music Man” (11:45 p.m.), “Kings Row” (2:30 a.m.) and “It’s a Great Feeling” (4:45 a.m.). During the day are films spotlighting leading men: “A Farewell to Arms” (6 a.m.), “The Candidate” (7:30 a.m.), “The Golden Arrow” (11:15 a.m.), “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (2:45 p.m.), “Purple Noon” (4:45 p.m.) and “Terminal Station” (6:45 p.m.). 

Basketball includes Milwaukee at Oklahoma City (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Phoenix at Sacramento (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). 

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

Baseball includes Milwaukee at Baltimore (Apple TV+, 7 p.m.) and Chicago at Seattle (Apple TV+, 9:40 p.m.). 

NASCAR runs its 250 (Fox Sports, 8:30 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Ryan Seacrest, Alfonso Ribeiro, Barenaked Ladies. The Talk: Sherri Shepherd, Jackie Fabulous. Drew Barrymore: Wilmer Valderrama, Mina Starsiak Hawk. Kelly Clarkson: Maren Morris, Karina Arrow, Wagner Moura. Jennifer Hudson: Lisa Ann Walter, Chef Kwame. Tamron Hall: Sydney Carter, Danielle Allore-Taylor. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Liam Neeson, Fareed Zakaria (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Dax Shepard, Cailee Spaeny, Kim Gordon (rerun).  Jimmy Fallon: Jesse Eisenberg, Susie Eastman, Nathan Macintosh. Seth Meyers: Liam Neeson, Sheryl Crow (rerun). Taylor Tomlinson: W. Kamau bell, Nish Kumar, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes (rerun). Bill Maher: William Shatner, Piers Morgan, Gillian Tett.