1) “Tell Me a Story,” 9 p.m., CW. After two years on CBS All Access, this gets a shot at a broadcast audience. It’s a good one, even if it doesn’t do what it claims – putting a modern twist on three fairy tales. That link is weak, but all three stories slowly seize our attention. One – with the always-terrific James Wolk (shown here) nudging his girlfriend toward marriage and family – ends the hour powerfully. The others have talented newcomers Danielle Campbell and Davi Santos in troubled lives.
2) Regis and more, 8-11 p.m., ABC. In a rarity for summertiime – or any time – ABC News gets the entire night. Already scheduled, for 10 p.m., was its hidden-camera series, “What Would You Do? Then the network added a 9 p.m. COVID special, “American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?” And on Monday, it added more – an 8 p.m. special about Regis Philbin, who died Friday at 88. It will include longtime co-host Kelly Ripa, his favorite TV moments and his final interview, with Jimmy Kimmel.
3) “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS. Alex Jones could have been a mere novelty, one of those odd quirks of the Internet. He claimed the CIA engineered the Sept. 11 attacks; he said the Sandy Hook shootings were faked, using actors. He even said Hillary Clinton ran a child-porn ring in the basement of a pizza parlor. We could dismiss him … but Roger Stone was often his guest and got his friend Donald Trump interested. Trump began repeating Jones’ claims as fact. It’s a fascinating and disturbing story.
4) “America’s Got Talent,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. This ratings-leader is trying quick adjustments to the COVID crisis. It had a retrospective special last week and will have another next week, giving it time to figure out the next step. For now, we have the “judges’ cuts,” compacted into a single episode. Performances will be shown on a mega-screen, similar to a drive-in movie. The judges – including Heidi Klum, back from a non-COVID illness – will even arrive in fancy, drive-in worthy cars.
5) ALSO: “Stargirl” (8 p.m., CW) has a melancholy (but well-crafted) hour, as Courtney gets a sobering visit from someone from her distant past. And Turner Classic Movies has a marathon of movies directed by Carl Reiner, who died this month at 98. That has “Enter Laughing” (1967) at 8 p.m. ET; the witty Steve Martin film “All of Me” (1984) at 10; the darker “The Comic” (1969) and “Where’s Poppa?” (1970) at midnight and 2 a.m.; and the delightful “Oh, God” (1997) at 3:30.