Janelle Monae

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Movie: Christ­mas at Grace­land

8 p.m. on HALL

Shot on lo­ca­tion at the his­toric home of mu­sic icon Elvis Pres­ley, this new yule­tide drama stars Kelly Pick­ler as Lau­rel, a Chicago busi­ness­woman and sin­gle mom who takes young daugh­ter Emma (Claire Eliz­a­beth Green) with her to close a deal in her home­town, Mem­phis. Her visit there re­unites her with Clay (Wes Brown), now a con­cert pro­moter but pre­vi­ously Lau­rel’s mu­sic part­ner on an act she aban­doned on the verge of suc­cess. Tamara Austin and Tommy

Jon­estown: Ter­ror in the Jun­gle

9 p.m. on SUN

This two-night doc­u­men­tary spe­cial, which con­cludes Sun­day, is air­ing in con­junc­tion with the 40th an­niver­sary of the hor­ri­fy­ing Jon­estown mas­sacre, in which preacher-turned-de­ranged-dem­a­gogue Jim Jones led more than 900 of his de­vout fol­low­ers to the big­gest mass sui­cide in Amer­i­can his­tory. Adapted from a book by in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Jeff Guinn and fea­tur­ing archival film footage, plus pre­vi­ously un­re­leased pho­to­graphs and doc­u­ments, this pre­sen­ta­tion also in­cludes new in­ter­views with sur­vivors and mem­bers of Jones’ fam­ily.

Austin City Lim­its

11 p.m. on WRLK

By al­most any reck­on­ing, this new episode’s fea­tured artist, Janelle Monae, would be con­sid­ered “a lot,” in the sense that she seems to do noth­ing by half-mea­sures. The At­lanta-based multi-hy­phen­ate has a suc­cess­ful mod­el­ing ca­reer, as well as se­ri­ous cred as an ac­tress, hav­ing starred in two iconic 2016 dra­mas, “Hid­den Fig­ures” and “Moon­light.” This ap­pear­ance spot­lights her grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion as a mu­si­cal artist, most likely draw­ing from her third stu­dio al­bum, “Dirty Com­puter,” which dropped last April.

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