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7 p.m. on TCM Movie: Seance on a Wet Af­ter­noon

It may be largely for­got­ten to­day, but Bryan Forbes’ at­mo­spheric adap­ta­tion of Mark McShane’s novel of the same ti­tle was one of the best-re­viewed films of 1964. Play­ing a men­tally un­sta­ble medium who talks her hus­band (Richard At­ten­bor­ough) into ab­duct­ing a child so she can get pub­lic­ity by help­ing po­lice with her “gifts,” Kim Stan­ley was named best ac­tress by the New York Film Crit­ics Cir­cle and the Na­tional Board of Re­view. She also got an Os­car nod, but lost to Julie An­drews for “Mary Pop­pins.”

7:30 p.m. on 8 ABC Speech­less

Ken­neth (Cedric Yar­brough) in­ad­ver­tently ruf­fles Maya’s (Min­nie Driver) feath­ers when he tries to in­sert him­self into her busi­ness plans with Melanie ( guest star Sarah Chalke) in tonight’s new episode. As JJ (Micah Fowler) be­gins pre-pro­duc­tion on his next film, Ray (Ma­son Cook) pleads with his brother to cast him op­po­site Ray’s lat­est crush, Izzy ( guest star Kayla Maisonet). Mean­while, Dy­lan (Kyla Kenedy) finds Jimmy’s (John Ross Bowie) band sur­pris­ingly im­pres­sive.

9 p.m. on 13 PBS Great Per­for­mances

In a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the cel­e­brated Jof­frey Bal­let, direc­tor-chore­og­ra­pher John Neumeier stages “Or­phee et Eury­dice From Lyric Opera of Chicago,” Christoph Wil­libald Gluck’s 18th-cen­tury op­er­atic treat­ment of a Greek myth. Neumeier weaves mu­sic and dance into a seam­less whole as he retells the story of how Or­pheus (Dmitry Kor­chak), an an­cient Greek mu­si­cian and poet, takes des­per­ate mea­sures af­ter his beloved wife, Euridice (An­dri­ana Chuch­man), dies. This co-pro­duc­tion with Los An­ge­les Opera and Staat­soper Ham­burg is per­formed un­der the ba­ton of Harry Bicket.

9 p.m. on HBO; 12:40 a.m. on HBO2

Real Time With Bill Ma­her

It’s only been two months or so since Bill Ma­her wrapped Sea­son 16 of his pol­i­tics-and-com­edy chat show, but in the news cy­cle of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Amer­ica, that’s a ver­i­ta­ble epoch. Ma­her re­turns tonight to launch Sea­son 17 with guests who are still TBA at this writ­ing, but with a po­lit­i­cal land­scape that in some re­spects is dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent, so ex­pect the con­ver­sa­tion to be lively.

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