“American Experience,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
It was bravado that
made Bonnie and Clyde famous ... and ended their short run. Clyde was
a small-time crook; Bonnie was a waitress with a love for movies and
poetry. Like many Depression people, they robbed banks and such;
unlike others, they posed for brash photos with guns and cigars.
When officials found
and processed the film, Bonnie & Clyde became famous and
most-wanted. Later, they dared to raid a prison and free five
inmates. Enraged, police created a mega-force and killed a legendary
duo.This is a fascinating story, told with rich historical detail.
“Agent Carter” season-opener, 9-11 p.m., ABC.
Peggy Carter has
been on a media whirl lately. As played by the terrific Hayley
Atwell, shes been in four Marvel movies, two “SHIELD” episodes, a
short and this series, which is now changing.
In the first season,
she was working in the New York offices of the Strategic Scientific
Reserve; visually, things were dark and drab. Now the SSR sends
Carter to Los Angeles, where she finds sunshine, blue skies and a
murder case; eventually, she'll also become entangled in the movie
ALTERNATIVE: Comic-book specials, 8 p.m., ABC; 9 and 9:30, CW.
comic-book heroes were just for kids? Now they pack movie theaters
and boost TV networks. And tonight, two networks pause to celebrate
On one side is
Marvel Comics; ABC's “Captain America: 75 Heroic Years” views the
hero who has spawned movies and set up the “Agent Carter” series.
On the other is DC Comics, viewed in two films. The first eyes the
characters in “Legends of Tomorrow,” which debuts Thursday on CW;
the second, hosted by comics buff Kevin Smith, previews the movies
“Suicide Squad” and “Batman v. Superman.”
Roots,” 8 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Post-slavery stories
offer rich details. Maya Rudolph's kin inherited land from a
guilt-ridden slave-owner ... then won in court when that was
challenged. The ancestors of Shonda Rhimes and Keenan Wayans quickly
achieved land-ownership. But another Wayans kin was freed during a
trip to Canada ... then fled South to re-enter slavery.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. As storms and power-outage rock the city, the team probes a
Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. The team suspects that an apparent suicide
was staged. Also, there's an effort to create a dating profile for
“Chicago Med,” 9
p.m., NBC. Earlier, we met Dr. Rhodes' rich and arrogant father. Now
he's honored, after giving a substantial donation; dark family
9:30 p.m., Fox. Starting a two-parter, Dean (Rob Lowe) is being
nudged out: He's supposed to move from his brother's home. Also, he's
being recruited by a rival law firm ... despite the fact that he's
not really a lawyer.
10 p.m., NBC. A storm heads toward Chicago ... and, possibly,
Herrman's house. Also, Chili's erratic behavior engangers a life and
debut, 10 p.m., E. On “Biggest Loser,” Jillian Michaels had a
tough-as-nails image. Now this reality show visits a gentler side at
home, with 15 pets, her partner Heidi Rhoades and a pair of
3-year-olds, one adopted from Haiti.