1) “Twilight: Los Angeles,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Back in 1992, another crisis raised sharp questions about police and race. The verdict in the Rodney King case brought protests and violence; in the aftermath, Anna Deveare Smith(shown here) created a one-woman play in which she portrayed the people – black and white, male and female – on both sides. Director Marc Levin added news footage and interviews. That’s one of many new and old specials that PBS has quickly added.
2) “Barkskins,” 9 and 10:03 p.m. ET, National Geographic Channel, rerunning at 11:03 p.m. and 12:03 a.m. Brooding and brutal, yet superbly crafted, this mini-series stirs mixed emotions. Beautifully filmed, it has complex stories of the 17th-century frontier. But those stories form a monotine, with virtually everyone clinging to dark secrets. That peaks (or hits bottom) during an attempt to rescue a captive. We’re soon reminded that close-up violence – knives and such – creates wretched images.
3) “The Revenant” (2015), 7 p.m., FX, rerunning at 10:30. Remind us not to visit the frontier in any past or future life. While horrible things happen in “Barkskins,” life is worse fo Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) here. Mauled by a bear and almost killed by a colleague, he seeks survival and revengre. DiCaprio won a well-deserved Oscar, as did director Alejandro Inarritu and the cinematographer.
4) “The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons – Ever!” debut, 8 p.m., ABC. Mondays this summer were supposed to be filled with “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” Neither show is very good at social-distancing, though, so both were postponed. Instead, ABC has a stopgap, with Chris Harrison condensing each “Bachelor” season into three hours. That starts with 2013: Sean Lowe – a Texan and a former Kansas State football player – meets 26 women … one wearing (prematurely) a wedding dress.
5) “Songland,” 10 p.m., NBC. Last week brought a neat twist, when Bebe Rexha picked two winner, merging their work into one song. Now it’s Ben Platt’s turn to have songs pitched to him.