1) Emmy awards, 8-11 p.m. ET, Fox. Sadly, there’s no host this year; Fox says it wants to focus on tributes to departing shows, including “Game of Thrones” (shown here, leading with 32 nominations), “Veep” and “The Big Bang Theory.” At least, fun people will be presenters. Many have been awards hosts in the past — Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers. Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler and Anthony Anderson. Others include Bill Hader, Lilly Singh, Billy Porter, Maya Rudolph, RuPaul, Ben Stiller and Cedric the Entertainer.
2) “Country Music,.” 8 p.m., PBS, rerunning at 10. As the Vietnam era began, the traditional world of country music added some much-needed variety. There was Charlie Pride, its first – and, for way too long, only black singing star. And Merle Haggard, bringing the depth and despair of an Okie outsider. And a surge of female stars, including two – Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton – who doubled as great songwriters. Those stories are beautifully told, alongside the ongoing epic of Johnny Cash.
3) “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. It was back in 2005 that “JAG” finished its 10-year run. It had already spun off “NCIS” … which soon had two spin-offs of its own. David James Elliott returned to his native Canada; Catherine Bell became the biggest star on the Hallmark networks. Now both are back, playing their old “JAG” characters. This reruns Elliott’s second episode on the show and Bell’s first, as they seek terrorists and information. Both will be back for the season-opener, next Sunday.
4) “To Tell the Truth” season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC. This notion – reviving old game shows – has given ABC some summer success. Putting the games alongside “Bachelor” shows and two scripted dramas, the network was No. 1 in summertime ratings for ages 18-49 … for the first time in 24 years. Now that wraps up. This final hour has panelists guessing which people are a former Playboy centerfold, a forensic psychopathologist and the costume designer for “Black Panther.”
5) All night, HBO. It’s been a splendid summer for writer Richard Curtis. His “Yesterday” was in movie theaters … “Four Weddings and a Funeral” became a cable series … and “Love, Actually” (2003) keeps being rerun on cable. Like everything Curtis writes, it mixes warmth, wit and great characters. Now HBO has it at 6:40 p.m., leading a great night that has “Succession” at 9 p.m., “The Righteous Gemstones” at 10 and “Ballers” at 10:35.