“BET Awards,” 8 p.m., BET, with red-carpet at 6.
A star-stuffed night
has music by Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj (who lead with six
nominations apiece), plus Ne-Yo, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and the
cast of “Empire.”
shows up in the acting categories, with nominations for Taraji
Henson, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett; “Black-ish” has
nominations for Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who are
tonight's hosts. There's much more, including special awards for
Smokey Robinson and Tom Joyner.
II: “Masterpiece: Poldark,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Last week's splendid
debut introduced Ross Poldark, shakily lving in opposite worlds. His
instincts are blue-collar, but his family's crumbling estate means he
can mingle (barely) with the elite.
Now we get two
mismatched stories. One seems terribly soapy, involving the family of
Elizabeth (who married an affable fool when she thought Poldark was
dead), but the other packs depth and power: One of the last remaining
mines has been foreclosed, leaving workers destitute and desperate.
ALTERNATIVE: “Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me,” 9 and 10:48 p.m.,
As Campbell faced
Alzheimer's disease, a farewell tour was planned; he would travel for
five weeks, with family and friends in his band. Audiences cheered;
the tour ran two years and 151 shows.
documentary is a warm portrait of Campbell, now 79, and his family,
but isn't sugar-coated. It includes his bad days; an amiable country
guy rages at the loss of a wonderful life.
ALTERNATIVE: Finales and near-finale, 9-11 p.m., Showtime.
series concludes, as “Nurse Jackie” ends its seventh and final
season. Edie Falco has had five Emmy nominations and one win ... to
go with her three “Sopranos” Emmys. This season, Jackie has
fought to get back her nursing license; she has it ... but now the
hospital is closing.
That's followed at
9:30 by the season-finale of “Happyish”; Thom (Steve Coogan)
ponders a big step at work, while Jonathan tries to change his mind.
At 10, “Penny Dreadful” (a week from its season-finale) finds
Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) in danger. Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and others
rush to battle Evelyn.
and its sequels, 12:45, 3:40, 7:08 and 9:30 p.m. Two days before
debuting its “Scream” series, MTV gives us one for chance for a
cable. Here are quick reruns of two films that debuted this weekend.
Hallmark's “A Country Wedding” (1 and 9 p.m.) is comfortably
adequate, with three excellent country songs from Jesse Metcalfe.
Disney's “Teen Beach 2” (8 p.m.) has 1960s-movie characters
invading modern life.
Feud,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC. One episode has football players, with
the AFC vs. the NFC. The other has the “Dancing With the Stars”
pros against “Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” contestants.
9 p.m., AMC. In some future world, comfy families feel they need a
Synth – a near-human robot. We meet a family that has a new – and
dangerous? -- one and a widowed scientist (William Hurt) who feels
attached to his flawed old one. Adapted from a Swedish series, this
mini-series has already become a hit in England, where it was filmed.
finale, 10 p.m., NBC. Odelle scrambles to get to neutral ground and
expose the officials who claimed she was dead. Back in New York,
Peter and Harrison face the aftershocks.
season-opener, 10 p.m., TNT. Tom (Noah Wyle) succeeded in knocking
out the aliens' power core, but now he's drifting into space, his
life in danger.