1) “Bring the Funny” finale, 10:01 p.m., NBC. This started with 40 acts – stand-up comedians, sketch groups, even offbeat “variety acts.” Now it has a final five going for $250,000. One, announced tonight, is the “save” by viewers’ vote; the others are two stand-ups (Taccara Williams, shown here, and Ali Siddiq), plus a sketch act (The Chris & Paul Show) and a musical singing trio called Lewberger.
2) “America’s Got Talent,” 8:10:01 p.m., NBC. Last week, the summer ratings leader sent five acts to next week’s finale; it has five spots left. Competing are singers Emanne Beasha, Luke Islam and Chris Klafford, two vocal groups (Detroit Youth Choir, Voices of Service) and guitarist Marcin Patrzale. Also, a comedian (Ryan Niemiller), impressionist (Carmen Carter), magician (Dom Chambers), dancers (V. Unbeatable) and a blacklight painter (Alex Dowis). Viewers vote, with the results on Wednesday.
3) “American Experience,” 9 p.m., PBS. As the big-city stories told it, the Hatfield-McCoy feud was a collision of ignorant hillbillies. The real story was more complicated and more interesting, this strong report says. In includes greedy types (including coal companies) who schemed to take away the land.
4) “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS. The water crisis in Flint, Mich., was already a full-blown tragedy, hitting hardest on children’s health. But this report says a related impact may have been starkly under-reported: Officially, 12 people died of “Legionnaires’ disease.” This says the number may be 70 higher; it retraces the slow response by officials … and asks why so few have been held responsible,
5) “Mayans M.C.,” 10 p.m., FX. Last week’s season-opener continued the brotherly feud between EZ and Angel … until EZ dropped the news: He knows who killed their mother. Now it’s road-trip time – with some nasty people along the way. Oddly, the hour has two separate runaway (or walkaway) stories, both signalling big issues ahead.