1) “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” Hulu. Shields’ career started quickly. She did a TV commercial before she was 1, portrayed a prostitute at 12, was on the cover of Vogue at 14, did infamous jeans commercials and sensual movies at 15 (shown here) and 16. “I’m amazed that I survived,” she says at 57. Beyond survival, she’s been a Princeton grad and a busy actress; she’s been married for 23 years, with two kids. She’s told her story in books, but this adds visuals.
2) Basketball championship game, 9 p.m. ET, CBS, with preview at 8:30. The college tournament wraps up with someone surprising as the champion. All of the 12 top-rated teams – No. 1, 2 and 3 seeds in their quadrants – were eliminated early. Now Connecticut (a 4-seed) and San Diego State (5-seed) collide for the title.
3) “American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. Now that the auditions have finished, the show has doubled to twice a week – putting it eye-to-eye with NBC’s “The Voice” on Mondays. Tonight brings the second half of “Hollywood Week,” this time with the contestants performing as duets.
4) “Quantum Leap” season-finale, 10 p.m., NBC. This first season has pushed Ben onto tricky turf. He’s been a priest and a pilot, a boxer and a bounty hunter, a doctor, a cowboy, an astronaut and more. Now “Leap” – already renewed for next season — takes him to the science labs, where (in someone else’s body) he faces his fiancee at gunpoint. It also reveals “Leaper X.
5) “Afropop,” 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., PBS World. The dance company of Bill T. Jones and Arne Zane was soaring in the 1980s, when the AIDS crisis hit. Zane died at 39 and Jones created his moving piece “Absence”; he followed with “D-Man in the Water,” a deep look at the losses everywhere. This documentary follows Jones, 71, as the piece is redone by young dancers as they learn of a previous generation’s losses.
— Mike Hughes, TV America