1) Democratic convention. After a noisy year of struggle and surprise, the Democrats officially choose their presidential candidate. Joe Biden has to wait until Thursday; from 9-11 p.m. ET today, Michelle Obama (shown here) is expected to close tonight. Other speakers (subject to change) are Amy Klobuchar, Catherine Cortez Masto, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, Jim Clyburn, Bennie Thompson, Gwen Moore, Doug Jones and Bernie Sanders and Michelle Obama. PBS starts coverage at 8 p.m. ET; ABC, CBS and NBC arrive at 10. The news networks will be there all day.
2) “Holey Moley” and “To Tell the Truth,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. This is the sacrifice we make for the conventions: For the next two Mondays, there are no episodes of “The Bachelor: The Greatest Season – Ever!” Its three-hour format doesn’t fit when ABC wants to cover the convention at 10. It will be back Aug. 31 with Nick Viall; today, we get miniature golf and a panel guessing who is Oprah’s pedicurist.
3) “9-1-1” and “9-1-1: Lone Star,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox. There are all sorts of crises in these reruns. In the first hour, the team tries to rescue a blind woman from an apartment-building fire; in the second (set in Texass), a bull is loose in a used-car lot.
4) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. This show keeps tossing in its reruns in scattershot fashion, making them harder to follow. Still, most episodes (including this one) are terrific, so keep trying. Tonight, Abishola tries another date with the pharmacist who is handsome, good-hearted … and terribly dull. Her uncle, fresh from a fight with his wife, finds an unlikely friendship with Bob’s mom.
5) “Hotel Transylviana” (2012), 4:30 p.m., Freeform. You can catch this clever cartoon, pause a bit, then watch “”Hotel Transylvania 3” (2018) at 8 p.m. on FX – which repeats it at 10. Or simply stick with Freeform for “Matilda” (1996) at 6:30; Danny DeVito’s film ripples with dark wit.