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“Col­lege Foot­ball” (6:30 p.m., NBC): A clash of ACC ri­vals is on tap tonight in South Bend, Ind., where Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fight­ing Irish will de­fend home turf from James Black­man and the Florida State Semi­noles. With a con­fer­ence to fi­nally call home and stars on of­fense and de­fense, the Irish are primed for an­other 10-win sea­son and a shot at the ACC ti­tle game.

“Cats” (7 p.m., HBO): “Les Mis­er­ables” direc­tor Tom Hooper went back to the Bri­tish mega-mu­si­cal well for his big-screen adap­ta­tion of An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s tune­ful adap­ta­tion of poems by T.S.Eliot, for whichHoope­r also co-wrote the screen­play. Judi Dench leads the starry en­sem­ble in the role of Old Deuteron­omy; Tay­lor Swift, who scored a Golden Globe nod for co-writ­ing the new song “Beau­ti­ful Ghosts,” has a fea­tured role.

“Cheer Camp Killer” (7 p.m., 11:01 p.m., Life­time): Sophia (Mariah Robin­son) is thrilled to have a chance to show off her spe­cial skills af­ter she and her BFF Charlotte (Jac­que­line Scis­lowski) win ad­mis­sion into a highly ex­clu­sive cheer camp in this 2020 thriller. Un­for­tu­nately, nei­ther Vic­to­ria (Syd­ney Malakeh), the camp’s queen bee, nor her iron-willed mother, Beth (An­drea Bog­art), are amused at this new in­ter­loper crash­ing their king­dom.

“Ghost Na­tion” (8 p.m., 12 a.m., TRAVEL): In a new episode with the fore­bod­ing ti­tle“Prison of Doom,” Ja­sonHawes, Steve Gon­salves, Dave Tango, and Shari DeBenedett­i in­ves­ti­gate re­ports of elec­tri­cal anom­alies, men­ac­ing shadow fig­ures and dis­em­bod­ied voices at a for­mer prison in New York. The team scram­bles to find an­swers to the tur­bu­lence that seems to have seized con­trol of the premises, hold­ing its new own­ers hostage.

“Eli Roth’s His­tory of Hor­ror” (9 p.m., 1:07 a.m., AMC): Host Eli Roth re­turns for Sea­son 2 of this ad­dic­tive series for hor­ror movie fans, which ex­plores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, as well as the craft that went into land­mark films of the genre and the ways hor­ror films re­flect the anx­i­eties of their time. Among this sea­son’s writ­ers, di­rec­tors, ac­tors and tech­ni­cal ex­perts sched­uled to be in­ter­viewed by Roth are Stephen King and Joe Dante.

“Cursed Films” (10 p.m., 2:07 a.m., AMC): This fas­ci­nat­ing new doc­u­men­tary series ex­am­ines a num­ber of iconic hor­ror films and ex­plores facts, myths and lin­ger­ing mys­ter­ies sur­round­ing their pro­duc­tion, through in­ter­views with di­rec­tors, cast mem­bers and pro­duc­ers who lived through the real-life events at the time. The series opens with “Poltergeis­t,” the 1982 thriller co-writ­ten and ex­ec­u­tive pro­duced by Steven Spiel­berg and di­rected by Tobe Hooper.

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