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THE NEIGH­BOR­HOOD: “WEL­COME TO GROVER’S BIRTH­DAY”

CBS, 8 p.m.

Mal­colm (Sheaun Mckin­ney) and Marty (Mar­cel Spears) come to the res­cue when plans for Grover’s (Hank Greenspan) birth­day party go awry in the new episode “Wel­come to Grover’s Birth­day.”

THE RES­I­DENT: “AF­TER THE FALL”

FOX, 8 p.m.

Guest Star Alert! Melina Kanakare­des guest stars as mur­der­ess Lane Hunter, whose re­lease from prison out­rages her vic­tims and their fam­i­lies.

GRETCHEN CARL­SON: BREAK­ING THE SI­LENCE

Life­time, 8 p.m.

In this one-hour spe­cial, award­win­ning jour­nal­ist and women’s ad­vo­cate Gretchen Carl­son trav­els the coun­try un­cov­er­ing un­told sto­ries of sex­ual harass­ment and abuse.

AMER­ICA’S GOT TAL­ENT: THE CHAM­PI­ONS: “THE CHAM­PI­ONS TWO”

NBC, 8 p.m.

The com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ues as 10 more of the most tal­ented, mem­o­rable and all-around fan­fa­vorite acts from Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent series around the globe per­form for judges Si­mon Cow­ell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Two of these acts will move on to the fi­nals — one will re­ceive a Golden Buzzer, and one will be voted through by a panel of AGT su­per­fans. Terry Crews hosts.

DIRTY JOHN, THE DIRTY TRUTH

Oxy­gen, 8 p.m.

John Mee­han (a.k.a. Dirty John) left a long line of vic­tims in ad­di­tion to De­bra Newell. This two-hour spe­cial dives deep into his back­story with fam­ily, friends and the many women caught in his evil web. Through the lens of his fe­male vic­tims, we be­gin to un­der­stand the psy­chol­ogy of how and why they dated John and the pain they suf­fered while in his grasp.

MAG­NUM P.I.: “NOWHERE TO HIDE”

CBS, 9 p.m. Mag­num’s (Jay Her­nan­dez) in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a miss­ing per­sons case puts Hig­gins (Perdita Weeks) and Kumu (Amy Hills) in dan­ger in the new episode “Nowhere to Hide.”

STREET OUT­LAWS: NO PREP KINGS

Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel, 9 p.m. Sea­son Pre­miere! In the new sea­son of the epic race series, the rules have changed and no one is safe. Race masters Chuck and Boosted lead the in­fa­mous Street Out­laws crews as they com­pete with the fastest no prep rac­ers in the na­tion for a shot at cash and other prizes val­ued at more than $500,000 — the big­gest No Prep Series pay­out in his­tory. Among the high­lights, Ryan Martin re­turns to chal­lenge for­mer no-prep cham­pion and ri­val Bird­man af­ter last year’s upset.

KIDS BAK­ING CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: “SPOTS AND STRIPES FOR­EVER”

Food Net­work, 9 p.m. Duff Gold­man and Va­lerie Bertinelli take the bak­ers on a sa­fari of sweet­ness as they chal­lenge them to cre­ate mini cheese­cakes with col­or­ful an­i­mal prints such as tiger, ze­bra, leop­ard or gi­raffe.

THE PAS­SAGE

FOX, 9 p.m.

New Series! Based on author Justin Cronin’s best­selling tril­ogy, The Pas­sage is an eerie yet heart­warm­ing thriller that fo­cuses on a se­cret med­i­cal fa­cil­ity where sci­en­tists are ex­per­i­ment­ing with a dan­ger­ous virus that could lead to the cure for all dis­ease, but also car­ries the po­ten­tial to wipe out the hu­man race. When a young girl is cho­sen to be a test sub­ject, fed­eral agent Brad Wol­gast (Mark-paul Gos­se­laar) re­fuses to bring her in and sets out to pro­tect her at any cost.

DONNA SUM­MER: DISCO QUEEN

REELZ Chan­nel, 9 p.m. Donna Sum­mer launched to star­dom dur­ing the 1970s disco era, when her re­mark­able tal­ent changed the mu­sic land­scape. Thanks to songs like “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love,” Sum­mer would spend nearly 40 years in the spot­light, sell­ing more than 100 mil­lion records. But mys­tery would sur­round the diva’s fi­nal years as a can­cer di­ag­no­sis saw her pull far away from the pub­lic eye. Help­ing to tell Sum­mer’s life story in this spe­cial are in­ter­views with peo­ple close to her through­out her ca­reer.

THE GOOD DOC­TOR: “QUAR­AN­TINE PART

TWO”

ABC, 10 p.m.

The hospi­tal is still in quar­an­tine as Dr. Mur­phy (Fred­die High­more) con­tin­ues to be over­whelmed by the chaos and noise in the emer­gency room; Dr. Reznick (Fiona Gubel­mann) strug­gles to keep her pa­tients alive; and Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) fights for her life. Mean­while, Dr. Me­len­dez (Ni­cholas Gon­za­lez) and Dr. Browne (An­to­nia Thomas) must find a way to com­plete their pa­tient’s bone mar­row trans­plant, despite the quar­an­tine.

BULL: “SEP­A­RATE TO­GETHER”

CBS, 10 p.m.

Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his on-again, off-again ro­man­tic ri­val, Diana Lind­say (re­cur­ring guest star Jill Flint), join forces to cre­ate two sep­a­rate but col­lab­o­ra­tive de­fense teams for an armed rob­bery case in the new episode “Sep­a­rate To­gether.”

SIDE­LINED Life­time, 10 p.m.

This short doc­u­men­tary from writer/direc­tor Galen Sum­mer shares the story of the NFL cheer­lead­ers who be­came in­volved in a con­tro­versy when they posed for Play­boy mag­a­zine in 1978. Side­lined made its world pre­miere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Fes­ti­val and is a timely re­flec­tion on a cul­ture still grap­pling with the dou­ble stan­dards of fe­male sex­u­al­ity.

MADE IN STATEN IS­LAND

MTV, 10 p.m.

New Series! Staten Is­land was home to New York’s most no­to­ri­ous mafia fam­i­lies. Now, a new crop of hus­tlers has emerged. The com­ing-of-age series fol­lows eight Staten Is­lan­ders as they bat­tle each other, and the odds, to step out from the shad­ows and change the rep­u­ta­tion of the is­land. These friends will ei­ther choose wisely or fall prey to the mis­takes of past gen­er­a­tions.

MAN­I­FEST: “KXTA” NBC, 10 p.m.

Will­ing to fol­low any lead to keep his son safe from The Ma­jor, Ben (Josh Dal­las) heeds Cal’s (Jack Messina) call­ing to help Cap­tain Daly (Frank Deal) clear his name for what hap­pened to Flight 828. The jour­ney un­cov­ers a seem­ing con­spir­acy that stems all the way back to the day the plane dis­ap­peared. Mean­while, Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) as­sists Au­tumn (Shirley Ru­mierk) in her own jour­ney of re­demp­tion — but has Au­tumn truly set out to re­deem her­self, or is she still work­ing against the pas­sen­gers?

IN­DE­PEN­DENT LENS: “RO­DENTS OF UN­USUAL SIZE”

PBS, 10 p.m. Fish­er­man Thomas Gon­za­les has lived through hur­ri­canes and oil spills but now faces a big­ger threat: mon­strous 20-pound “swamp rats” who are eat­ing up coastal wet­lands.

LOST GOLD

Travel Chan­nel, 10 p.m. New Series! This series fol­lows broth­ers Josh and Jesse Feldman as they seek out Amer­ica’s most fa­bled miss­ing trea­sures. With a fam­ily his­tory steeped in lost mines, buried gold and Old West lore, the Ari­zona na­tives aren’t typ­i­cal trea­sure hunters. Each hunt is grounded in his­tory and is high­lighted by the si­b­lings’ rev­er­ence for the past and their taste for ad­ven­ture.

THOSE WHO CAN’T

trutv, 10 p.m.

Sea­son Pre­miere! In Sea­son 3, the gang strug­gles when a new strait-laced guid­ance coun­selor ar­rives and forces them to face their big­gest chal­lenge yet: ac­count­abil­ity. The Smoot fac­ulty scheme to main­tain the sta­tus quo while fac­ing the over­whelm­ing chal­lenges of bul­lies, in­ap­pro­pri­ate ro­man­tic en­tan­gle­ments, a dreaded taco-less Tues­day and a gamechang­ing turn that leaves the staff ques­tion­ing ev­ery­thing — even the fate of Smoot!

El­iza Morse / FOX

Jamie Mcshane in “The Pas­sage,” pre­mier­ing at 9 p.m. Mon­day on FOX.

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