1) “Brain Games: On the Road,” 8-10 p.m., National Geographic. The original series ran for eight seasons and three hosts, showing how our sub-conscious can help or trick us. It was a fun show, worth trying; all the episodes are on Disney+ and three of them rerun here, at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. They’re followed by four half-hours of this spin-off, which debuted last week. Chuck Nice takes the games into neighborhoods.
2) “Network” (1976), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. In the semi-serene ‘70s, this had an anchorman tell us to shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore.” The result won Oscars for Paddy Chayefsky’s brilliant script and three actors – Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight. Now it arrives in a time when many people seem to be mad as heck. It’s joined by other Oscar films – “Cabaret” (1972), 5:45 p.m. ET; “The French Connection” (1971), 10:15.
3) More movies. Then again, you might prefer more-recent, broad-appeal films. At 7 p.m., HBO has Ryan Rynolds and Jodie Comer in the fun “Free Guy.” At 8 p.m., Disney has the terrific, animated film “Coco” (2017) and BBC America has Tom Hanks in “Apollo 13” (1995).
4) “Magnum P.I.,” 9 p.m., CBS. This isn’t the preferred way of getting a client: Magnum has been poisoned; he has eight hours to find a mobster’s son, rescue him and get the antidote.
5) “Lucy and Desi,” any time, Amazon Prime. One great comedian (Amy Poehler) made this documentary about another (Lucille Ball). Amazon also has “Diabolical” – animated variations on its superhero show “The Boys.” Netflix has thrillers – the mini-series “Pieces of Her” and the Spanish “Lies and Deceit.” This wraps a mega-week for streaming – “West Side Story” on Disney+, “Joe vs. Carole” on Peacock, “The Dropout” on Hulu” and a new “Picard” season on Paramount+.