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Tues­day

Hol­ly­wood Game Night 9:30 p.m. on NBC, CTV2 Melodies play a big role in this new episode, as would be ex­pected from the sub­ti­tle “Mu­si­cal Game Night,” with Hunter Hayes and Florida Ge­or­gia Line duo Tyler Hub­bard and Brian Kel­ley among the celebrity play­ers. Ciara, Estelle and Ta’Rhonda Jones also take part in the hour’s var­i­ous con­tests, try­ing to help win $25,000 for one of two ev­ery­day cit­i­zens. Jane Lynch, who’s won two Emmy Awards for her role here, is the host.

Wed­nes­day

Sur­vivor 9:30 p.m. on NTV, CBS; 12:30

a.m. on GLO As the 32nd sea­son of the com­pe­ti­tion be­gins, it’s “Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” — which ac­tu­ally is the sub­ti­tle — as three tribes of six cast­aways set out to prove which of those traits can be su­pe­rior when it comes to this con­test. Those vy­ing for the win on a Cam­bo­dian is­land range from a mil­i­tary vet­eran and an emer­gency-room doc­tor to a bounty hunter and a “Big Brother” alum (Caleb Reynolds). As usual, Jeff Probst pre­sides over the pro­ceed­ings.

Thurs­day

This Changes Ev­ery­thing

8:30 p.m. on CBC Filmed in­ter­mit­tently over four years, in nine coun­tries on five con­ti­nents, Avi Lewis’ eye-open­ing doc­u­men­tary — in­spired by Naomi Klein’s in­ter­na­tional non-fic­tion best-seller of the same ti­tle — presents evoca­tive por­traits of com­mu­ni­ties on the front lines of the fight against cli­mate change. Lo­ca­tions in­clude the Al­berta tar sands, a goat ranch in Mon­tana, fis­cally chal­lenged Greece and the coast of South In­dia, among oth­ers. Klein pro­vides nar­ra­tion for the film.

You, Me and the Apoc­a­lypse

9:30 p.m. on NBC

“What Hap­pens to Id­iots” is the rather telling ti­tle of a new episode that takes Jamie and Dave (Mathew Bayn­ton, Joel Fry) in­side a psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal, where they hope a cer­tain pa­tient can di­rect them to Ariel (also played by Bayn­ton). Jude and Ce­line (Rob Lowe, Gaia Scodel­laro) get as­sis­tance in seek­ing a mes­siah. Spike’s (Fabian McCal­lum) plan to re­join Rhonda (Jenna Fis­cher) back­fires. Megan Mul­lally, Diana Rigg and Kyle Soller also star.

Fri­day

Shark Tank 10:30 p.m. on ABC, CTV2 Plas­tic bot­tles may be in the past if a Florida teen en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist gets fi­nan­cial back­ing in this new episode — which also fea­tures soap-opera vet­eran Sarah Bux­ton, now mar­ket­ing a swim­suit that of­fers pro­tec­tion from the sun. Wash­ing­ton, D.C. res­i­dents in­tro­duce an app re­lated to ex­er­cise, and a Texas man pitches a way to de­ter­mine the clean­li­ness of a mat­tress ... or lack thereof. Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Bar­bara Cor­co­ran are among the Sharks.

Satur­day

Jeff Gor­don’s Day­tona 500

Kick­off Cel­e­bra­tion 10:30 p.m. on FOX; 12:30 a.m.

on SPEED One of auto rac­ing’s top events is about to hap­pen, and in prepa­ra­tion for it, this new spe­cial unites vet­eran driver Gor­don — now part of the Fox sportscast­ing team — with celebri­ties from sev­eral dis­ci­plines for a re­lated beach bash. NAS­CAR stars, Fox-se­ries ac­tors and mu­si­cal guests en­joy a party be­fore the flag drops ... and you also can ex­pect plenty of stats on those who will be in their cars and revving their en­gines at the start­ing line the next day.

Sun­day

Must See TV: An All-Star Trib­ute to James Bur­rows 10:30 p.m. on NBC One of the most es­teemed di­rec­tors of tele­vi­sion sit­coms is saluted by stars of many shows he’s guided in this new spe­cial. Cast mem­bers of “Will & Grace” (of which Bur­rows di­rected ev­ery episode — nearly 200), “Cheers,” “Taxi,” “Friends,” “Two and a Half Men,” ‘Mike & Molly” and “The Big Bang The­ory” of­fer tes­ti­mo­ni­als to his ap­proach and suc­cess. Par­tic­i­pants in­clude Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Megan Mul­lally, David Schwimmer, Ka­ley Cuoco and Sean Hayes.

Mon­day

The Big­gest Loser 10:30 p.m. on NBC As the sub­ti­tle “Temp­ta­tion Na­tion” is put to rest, the com­pe­ti­tion’s 17th sea­son — the first one in a long time with­out for­mer host Ali­son Sweeney — reaches its “Live Fi­nale,” as her suc­ces­sor Bob Harper names the win­ner of the con­test and the top cash prize, $250,000. The episode is a re­cap of sorts of what the con­tes­tants have been through, es­pe­cially since all 16 of them are re­united here. True to the show’s theme, they all have their fi­nal weigh-ins.

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