1) Orange Bowl, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN. Here’s one of the bowl giants. This one goes back to 1935, tying it with two others (Sugar and Sun) for the second-oldest bowl game, behind only the Rose. For 9th-ranked Florida (shown here), this Miami game is almost a home game, facing Virginia (No. 24). That wraps up an ESPN bowl day that has Western Michigan and Western Kentucky at 12:30 p.m. ET and Louisville and Mississippi State at 4. Also at 4, California face Illinois – those are big states, you know – on Fox.
2) “POV,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). We hear about the refugee crisis that has torn Europe apart, but here is its human face. Marked for death by the Taliban, filmmaker Hassan Fazili is on the move with his wife and two children. In a three-year stretch, they go through eight countries; they’re cheated by smugglers, attacked by thugs, ignored by officials. It’s an emotional account, recorded on phone cameras. “The road of life winds through Hell,” says his daughter, who was 8 when this started.
3) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Now for the flip side of the immigration picture. The year’s best new comedy is a warm portrait of a hard-working Nigerian native. That’s Abishola, the nurse Bob fell in love with after his heart attack. In this first-rate rerun, his mom is ill and Bob and his siblings are distraught; Abishola helps part-time, while pulling full-time duty at the hospital.
4) “iHeartRadio Music Festival,” 8-10 p.m., CW. During a quiet stretch for TV, CW reruns a two-night, four-hour stretch of pop music. This half includes Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw, Halsey, French Montana, Steve Aoki and more.
5) “The BFG” (2016), 6:15 p.m., Freeform. Steven Spielberg and writer Melissa Mathison made greatness with “ET”; here, they have very-goodness with a tale of a girl and her giant. It’s a gentle family film with great final twists. Other movies: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) at 8 p.m. on ABC, plus the old masters – Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” (2018), 6 p.m. on HBO; Robert De Niro in “The Intern” (2015), 8 p.m., AMC; Ron Howard’s “Pavarotti” documentary (2019), 8 p.m., Showtime.