1) “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!” 8-11 p.m., ABC. Then again, maybe tonight should be re-titled “The Worst Seasons – Ever!!!” They focus, alas, on Brad Womack (shown here with Emily Maynard). In 2007, he dated 25 bright and beautiful women, including two nurses and four realtors … then rejected them all. In 2011 he returned, chagrined and ready to marry and settle down. He dated 30 beauties, from a Rockette to a funeral director, chose one … and had broken up with her before the episodes finished airing.
2) “When Sharks Attack” season-opener, 9 p.m., National Geographic. Apparently, they attack quite oftem – or often enough to make messy documentaries. There have been 23 previous episodes, bearing such titles as “Florida Frenzy,” “Jersey Gore” and “Honeymoon Hell.” Now “Sharkfest” has new episodes at 9 p.m. today (North Carolina), Tuesday (Hawaii), Wednesday (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Thursday (Egypt) and Friday (various).
3) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Recovering from her stroke, Dottie is ready to return to running the family business … a prospect that pleases none of her children. Abishola comes along, in an episode that is – by this terrific show’s standards – only so-so.
4) “Spartacus” (1960), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. November marks the 60th anniversary of this film, which proved that epic action can co-exist with a smart script and an artful director. Kirk Douglas starred, hired writer Dalton Trumbo (busting the blacklist) and fired the original director, replacing him with Stanley Kubrick, 30. “Spartacus” won four Oscars (mostly sets and costumes and such), but wasn’t nominated for best picture. Later, the American Film Institute put it No. 81 on its all-time list.
5) More movies, cable. And if you prefer recent movies? “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015, 9 p.m., TNT) is visually superb … but with a non-ending, setting up the next movie. “The Greatest Showman” (2017, 8 and 10 p.m., Freeform), has Hugh Jackman, vibrant music and an oddly rosy view of P.T. Barnum. But the gem is “Matilda” (1996), at 6:30 p.m. on Freeform. It’s a dark comedy, brilliantly directed by Danny DeVito, who co-stars.