1) “American History: Riveted: The History of Jeans,” 9 p.m., PBS. At first, jeans were just supposed to be sturdy and practical; cowboys and farmhands could wear them forever. Then they were worn by everyone from civil-rights protestors to hip hop stars to model (including Brooke Shields in the ad shown here). They became fashionable … and expensive; they were ripped and faded (on purpose). It’s a fun and fascinating story.
2) Winter Olympics, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., NBC. The team figure-skating has finished and the chase for individual medals begins. That starts with the men’s short program today and the free-style finals Wednesday, with American viewers watching Nathan Chen. He’s the three-time world champion, but finished fifth in the 2018 Olympics. The gold-medalist in that one (Japan’s Uzuru Hanyu) also won in 2014; he’s trying to be the event’s first three-timer in 94 years.
3) More Olympics. Even with the 13-hour time difference, there are plenty of live events. In NBC’s prime time today, that includes the figure-skating, plus men’s alpine skiing and the “big air” finals of women’s freestyle skiing. And for the USA Network, there’s women’s hockey (U.S. and Canada) at 11:20 p.m. Taped events are on USA all day and on NBC from 2-5 p.m., then in prime time (women’s speedskating) and from 1:05 to 2 a.m. (men’s speedskating and women’s luge).
4) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Here’s a second chance to see the wedding episode. It doesn’t match the sharp humor of other episodes, but makes up for it (partly) with bright colors and zestful moods. Just be glad the Monday “Celebrity Big Brother” is at 9 p.m., leaving “Bob” intact.
5) “Agatha Raisin,” any time, www.acorn.tv. Agatha is heading to a resort with James, the historian who is her public-relations client and her former boyfriend. You can guess that some murders will soon emerge. This movie-length tale (the first of three on consecutive Mondays) is fun, a counterpoint to last Monday’s Acorn film, Jodie Comer’s bleakly brilliant “Help.” It’s also a nice comeback from the overwrought “Agatha Raisin” Christmas movie.