6 p.m. BET Q 85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES
Taped earlier this fall at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live, this two-hour special celebrates the life and legacy of musician and producer Quincy Jones, who marked his 85th birthday last spring. Joining the honoree for the occasion are his daughter, actress-producer Rashida Jones (“Angie Tribeca”), as well as Brian Knight, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Award winner Cynthia Errivo, Meghan Trainor, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Charlie Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Dave Chappelle, Gloria Estefan and Danny Glover, among others.
6:20 p.m. KOB-4 NFL FOOTBALL
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears can control their own destiny in the NFC North. It won’t be easy when they face Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams, who remain in control of the NFC West. Gurley will be a big test for the Bears defense led by off-season acquisition Khalil Mack. Should the Bears prevail in the North, this game could be a preview of the post season.
7:01 p.m. STARZ COUNTERPART
Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons returns in his dual role as this head-spinning (but sadly underwatched) sci-fi series returns for its sophomore season. Season 1 saw low-level United Nations employee Howard Silk (Simmons) discovering a secret portal to an alternate reality. Ultimately, Howard and his altworld doppelganger wound up trapped in each other’s worlds. As the story resumes, both Howards must adapt to their new realities, even as a cold war escalates between their worlds.