“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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