1) “American Masters: Bombshell,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Hedy Lamarr made an instant impression, In Austria (where she grew up comfortably), she posed for nude photos at 16 and did nude scenes in a movie at 18. In Hollywood, Mel Brooks says here, she was “the best-looking movie star ever.” But beyond that was a sharp mind. Lamarr kept labs (shown here) in her movie trailer and at home. She created small inventions and co-created a torpedo-guidance system. This rerun skillfully tells a fascinating story.
2) “Space Force” debut, “Ramy” season-opener, Netflix and Hulu. It’s already been a busy time for streaming: Netflix added several movies, including the comedy “The Lovebirds” and the serious (even with Adam Sandler) “Uncut Gems.” HBO Max debutedWednesday with a mega-lineup. Now these comedies arrive: “Space Force” has starpower – Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow and John Malkovich. “Ramy” has a gifted newcomer: In the first season, Ramy Youssef won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy.
3) “Haircut Night in America,” 8 p.m., CBS. Remember when we had “Football Night in America” … and “Hockey Night in Canada” … and “Friday Night Lights”? Now we’re reduced to watching stylists give remote guidance to celebrities – Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, hockey star P.K. Subban, Kelley Osborne – and health-care workers. Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn – who are married and look good on bad-hair days – host; they also show odd self-haircare moments from social media.
4) “Magnum, PI,” 9 p.m., CBS. On Wednesday, Bobby Lee began his “Game On” duty, with top athletes towering over him. Now the first of his four (so far) “Magnum” episodes trtimd. He plays a pickpocket who comes to Magnum, after seeing an ominous message on a phone he stole.
5) “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” (2019), 8-10:44 p.m., Starz. Quentin Tarantino shows his fondness for Hollywood history … and for rewriting history. He drew three Oscar nominations, for writing, for directing and best picture. He didn’t win, but Brad Pitt did, in support. It’s a wild ride – sometimes violent, occasionally funny and ultimately surprising.