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“Be­tween the World and Me” ( “Pretty Cheaters, Deadly Lies” “First Re­formed” (

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8 p.m., 11 p.m., HBO): Ta-Nahisi Coates ac­claimed book is adapted for the stage and recon­ceived as a story that plays out against the back­drop of the mur­der of Bre­onna Tay­lor and global protests in sup­port of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment. The spe­cial con­veys the essence of Coates’ let­ter to his teenage son on what a Black male com­ing of age in con­tem­po­rary Amer­ica must be pre­pared to face.

(8 p.m., 12 a.m., LMN): Af­ter her cousin Madi­son (Sydney Meyer) tricks her into a com­pro­mis­ing sit­u­a­tion, high school se­nior Hanna (Keara Graves) thinks she may be able to get her schem­ing rel­a­tive to stop black­mail­ing her if Hanna agrees to take her col­lege en­trance exam for her. Un­for­tu­nately, the twisted Madi­son has no in­ten­tion of let­ting her off the hook that eas­ily, and her scheme takes a far more deadly turn in this 2020 thriller.

9 p.m., Show­time): Writer-di­rec­tor Paul Schrader’s deep 2018 drama casts “The Good Lord Bird” star Ethan Hawke as a pas­tor at an up­state New York church that is sit­u­ated along the Un­der­ground Rail­road and about to mark a mile­stone. He’s forced to face his trou­bled past when a preg­nant mem­ber of his ever more sparse con­gre­ga­tion (Amanda Seyfried) seeks his help, trig­ger­ing a shock­ing at­tempt by him to re­solve his own cri­sis of faith.

“The An­gel Tree” (10 p.m., HMM): Hall­mark-movie sta­ple Jill Wag­ner is no stranger to hol­i­day sto­ries and she re­vis­its the genre in this 2020 drama as a writer de­ter­mined to solve the mystery of an anony­mous per­son who makes oth­ers’ wishes come true. Her pur­suit of that in­di­vid­ual’s iden­tity puts her back on the radar of a friend from child­hood (Lu­cas Bryant, “Haven”) ... and do not be sur­prised if love even­tu­ally is in the air.

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