1) “Dancing With the Stars” opener, 8-10 p.m., ABC. There’s a new host (Tyra Banks) and ew judge (Derek Hough, shown here with Bindi Irwin, one of his six championships). There’s also a new approach, with dancers being distanced from everyone except their partners. The line-up includes Carole Baskin, the animal activist from “Tiger King”; Kaitlyn Bristowe, a former “Bachelorette”; and skater Johnny Weir. Also, athletes (Charles Oakley, Vernon Davis), musicians (Nelly, A.J. McLean), actors (Jesse Metcalfe, Anne Heche, Skai Jackson, Justina Machado) and more.
2) “VOMO: Vote or Miss Out,” 10 p.m. ABC. Here’s a comedy special with a get-out-the-vote theme. And yes, it will include some Republicans – Tim Allen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann Romney and others. Kevin Hart hosts, with lots of comedy people – Will Ferrell, Jay Leno, Whitney Cummings, Cristina Alonzo, Tiffany Haddish – plus Michelle Obama, Charlamagne Da God, 2 Chainz and more.
3) Talk-show openers, daytime. Ellen DeGeneres starts her 18th season, after a shake-up that saw three producers leave; Haddish is the opening guest. Today also starts the season for Tamron Hall and “Judge Judy.” But the main focus will be on Drew Barrymore’s new show. She’ll start with some of her movie co-stars – Adam Sandler and (from “Charlie’s Angels” films), Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.
4) Football, 7:15 and 10:10 p.m. ET, ESPN. “Monday Night Football” opens with a doubleheader. First, the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8 last season) visit the New York Giants (4-12). Then the Tennessee Titans (9-7) visit the Denver Broncos (7-9).
5) Also: A week before launching its fall schedule, Fox has a movie night. “Patriots Day” (2016), at 8 p.m., tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombing and the quick search for suspects; Mark Wahlberg stars as a cop. And at 9, HBO launches “The Third Day,” a six-week mini-series starring Jude Law.