1) “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Bull,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. This was supposed to be a big night for CBS – a collision between high-scoring Alabama and Louisiana State football teams. But the game was postponed due to COVID at LSU, leaving the network with reruns of unspecified episodes. “Bull” will have its actual season-opener Monday; before that, “NCIS: LA” (shown here) has its second new episode Sunday.
2) Football, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC. COVID has complicated schedules everywhere. Right now, Wisconsin is ranked No. 13 … but has only played one game. The Big Ten started late and after their opening win, the Badgers had to cancel two games; now they visit Michigan. Two 7 p.m. ET games have Oregon (No. 11) at Washington State on Fox and Florida (No. 6) hosting Arkansas on ESPN.
3) “History’s Greatest Mysteries” debut, 9-11 p.m., History. This starts with the only unsolved domestic hijacking: In 1971, a man referred to as “D.B. Cooper” hijacked an airliner, received $200,000 ransom, parachuted and was never found. The FBI kept the case open for 45 years. A few parachute scraps were found … and on a riverbank, an 8-year-old boy found $29,000 of the ransom money, still neatly rolled. The boy was allowed to keep some of it; as an adult, he auctioned off some of the bills for $37,000.
4) Movies. FX has a strong double-feature, with “Straight Outta Compton” (2015) at 5 p.m. and “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) at 8. If you prefer family fun, Freeform has “Home Alone” (1990) and its sequel (1992) at 6:45 and 9:15 p.m., with great sight gags. HBO has “Dolittle” (2020) at 8, with nice visuals and lots of talking animals, but a surprisingly lame story.
5) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. The new-show string – the longest in “SNL” history – is finally over. For six straight weeks, the show had new episodes; they were inconsistent, as always, but often rippled with sharp humor. Now the reruns begin.