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“Expedition Un­known: Me­ga­lodon” (7 p.m., 2 a.m., Dis­cov­ery): Shark Week 2019 of­fi­cially gets un­der way with this new doc­u­men­tary that looks way, way back to the 60-ton shark-like crea­ture that was five times as large as a Tyran­nosaurus rex and ruled the world’s oceans as apex preda­tor for nearly 20 mil­lion years be­fore in­ex­pli­ca­bly dis­ap­pear­ing. Where did this be­he­moth go? Pa­le­on­tol­o­gists use fos­silized teeth from one of these crea­tures to take a bite out of this baf­fling mys­tery, and also search for clues among its con­tem­po­rary descen­dants. Josh Gates and Ali­son Towner dive into shark in­fested wa­ters to fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate. “Celebrity Fam­ily Feud” (7 p.m., ABC): Two teams of pro­fes­sional box­ers vie to raise money for their fa­vorite char­i­ties in a “Maulers vs. Brawlers” open­ing round of this new episode. Among the fea­tured fighters are An­dre Ward, Danny Gar­cía, Amir Khan, An­to­nio Tarver, Cla­ressa Shields and An­dre Berto. Round 2 pits Dove Cameron, Sofia Car­son and other cast mem­bers from Dis­ney Chan­nel’s up­com­ing TV movie “Descen­dants 3” against “Amer­i­can House­wife” stars Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Don­nelly, Daniel DiMag­gio and Pey­ton Meyer.

“NOS4A2” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., 2:05 a.m., AMC): This ef­fec­tive se­ries adap­ta­tion of Joe Hill’s lit­er­ary chiller wraps up Sea­son 1 with a dou­ble-bar­reled episode. Vic (Ash­leigh Cum­mings) shrugs off Mag­gie’s (Jahkara Smith) warn­ing, de­ter­mined to at­tempt the res­cue of a loved one in dan­ger. Else­where, Manx (Zachary Quinto) be­comes privy to a dis­ap­point­ing de­tail about Vic, who re­cruits a lo­cal biker to help her try to stop the vil­lain. On his way to Christ­masland, Manx makes a pit stop.

“Shark Trip: Eat Prey Chum” (8 p.m., 11 p.m., Dis­cov­ery): Ac­tor and comic Rob Rig­gle (“Ho­ley Mo­ley”) cam­paigns to get his very own Shark Week spe­cial, but his only likely route to that goal is to per­suade some of his celebrity friends to join him in swim­ming with sharks. In short or­der, though, the trip is booked, bags are packed and Rob and his bud­dies em­bark on their ad­ven­ture. There’s a bet­ter chance, how­ever, that Rob’s friends have no idea what they’ve signed up for.

“Ri­p­ley’s Be­lieve It or Not!” (8 p.m., 11 p.m., TRAVEL): Among sto­ries in the new episode “Great Ob­ses­sions” is the tale of how Michael Uy took his res­cue dog, Ab­bie, with him on so many surfing ad­ven­tures that she even­tu­ally en­tered the record books for “long­est wave surfed by a dog.” Po­lice of­fi­cer Jeff Bloch is ob­sessed with build­ing un­con­ven­tional cars — in­clud­ing one made from he­li­copter parts — and then rac­ing them. Brazil­ian sib­lings Tony and Al­varo worked out ob­ses­sively un­til they trans­formed them­selves into looka­likes for the Hulk and Co­nan the Bar­bar­ian.

“To Tell the Truth” (10 p.m., ABC): Who is the reign­ing air guitar cham­pion? If you’re like most ev­ery­day folk, you prob­a­bly have no idea, which means you couldn’t pick that per­son out of a small group of three can­di­dates. That’s one of the chal­lenges fac­ing celebrity pan­elists Nor­man Lear, Bob Saget, Joel McHale and Rita Moreno, how­ever, in tonight’s new episode of the clas­sic game show reboot. Other rounds find the quar­tet sim­i­larly try­ing to iden­tify a cel­e­brated pho­tog­ra­pher and a prize-win­ning bur­lesque dancer. An­thony An­der­son is the host.

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Ali­son Towner and Josh Gates

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