This Monday night proves best to curl up to a scintillating documentary. We’ve got three very different showbiz documentaries going up against a few new cable shows and a bevy of new episodes from top rated shows. It’s a busy night of television with lots of great stuff to choose from. See what’s new on TV tonight.
PICK OF THE DAY
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (HBO) at 10 p.m. ET
Morgan Neville’s documentary may have been snubbed at the Oscars. Yet, the smash hit documentary still remains a must see for any who didn’t catch it last year. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” tells the compelling story of Fred Rogers and his legendary children’s show “Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood.” Rogers’ program taught countless children lessons about death, race relations and basic morality over the course of multiple decades. HBO premieres the documentary tonight at 10 p.m. ET.
“Our Twinsane Wedding” (TLC) at 10 p.m. ET
TLC takes the phrase “it’s a twin thing” to a whole new level. The premiere for “Our Twinsane Wedding” looks at the wild wedding of two sets of twins. Identical twin girls Brittany and Briana Deane prepare for their 2018 wedding to identical twin brothers Joshua and Jeremy Salyers. As if their twin themed wedding wasn’t on theme enough, all four decided to get married in Twinsburg, Ohio at their annual Twins Day Festival. TLC takes us in on the theme wedding of the season with the premiere of “Our Twinsane Wedding” at 10 p.m. ET tonight.
Two long running reality shows look to premiere their new seasons tonight. On GAC, the eighth season of “Building Alaska” serves up more great Alaska construction projects. The show looks to build grand living spaces out in the middle of the beautiful, remote Alaskan wilderness. However, unlike your typical home renovation show, it takes a lot more grit and determination to build out in the middle of nowhere. GAC airs the latest episode of the show at 9 p.m. ET tonight.
It’s a full night of premieres on TLC tonight. The first half of primetime revolves around the season 9 premiere of “Counting On” at 9 p.m. ET. The show started as a spin-off of “19 Kids and Counting,” which looked at the large Duggar clan. “Counting On” specifically focuses on the older members of the Duggar children. As one can expect, babies are very much in the future for the Duggars. Jinger and Jeremy prepare for the upcoming due date for baby Vuolo in the Season 9 premiere. The Duggar family also looks to get bigger in other ways, as John pops the question to his then-girlfriend Abbie. The premiere is preceded by a one-hour sneak peek event at 8 p.m. ET.
MOVIES ON TV
For those looking for fascinating portraits of celebrity life in past decades, tonight has many treats in store. A&E premieres the documentary “Studio 54” at 10 p.m. ET. The profile of the legendary New York City nightclub starts with the club’s opening in 1977 by best friends Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. From here, we see how it defined an era of hedonism, excess and culture. Come for the juicy exclusive interviews and stay for the rich look at a particular important landmark in the New York party scene.
Moving on to the West Coast, “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” focuses on one very busy Hollywood insider. Scotty Bowers was a former Marine who lands in Hollywood after World War II. He makes himself useful to the stars as an escort to some and a pimp to others. Through an era that was tough on homosexuality and had studios frequently fix up their stars with a date for the papers, Bowers had a booming business. The gossip may be good; however, the documentary gives a great look at the pressures of Hollywood from the 40s through 80s. Showtime premieres the documentary at 9 p.m. ET.
If showbiz documentaries, twin weddings or Alaskan building projects don’t hold your fancy, try out any of these brand new episodes tonight:
- “The Bachelor” (ABC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “The Neighborhood” (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Man With a Plan” (CBS) at 8:30 p.m. ET
- “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (CBS) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Bull” (CBS) at 10 p.m. ET
- “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (NBC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Manifest” (NBC) at 10 p.m. ET
- “The Resident” (FOX) at 8 p.m. ET
- “The Passage” (FOX) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Arrow” (CW) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Black Lightning” (CW) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Independent Lens” (PBS) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo) at 9 p.m. ET
- “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” (Cooking Network) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Street Outlaws: Full Throttle” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Street Outlaws” (Discovery) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Dating: No Filter” (E!) at 10:30 p.m. ET
- “Kids Baking Championship” (Food Network) at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET
- “Winner Cake All” (Food Network) at 10 p.m. ET
- “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
- “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Home Town” (HGTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “House Hunters: International” (HGTV) at 10:30 p.m. ET
- “American Pickers” (History) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Pawn Stars” (History) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Grave Mysteries” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
- “People Magazine Investigates” (ID) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Teen Mom 2” (MTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” (MTV) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Drain the Oceans” (MTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Killer Couples” (Oxygen) at 9 p.m. ET
- “How the Universe Works” (Science) at 9 p.m. ET
- “I Am The Night” (TNT) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Lost Gold” (Travel Channel) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Fatal Attraction” (TV One) at 9 p.m. ET
- “For My Man” (TV One) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Love & Hip Hop New York” (VH1) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Love & Hip Hop Miami” (VH1) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Cartel Crew” (VH1) at 10 p.m. ET