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Around the remote: Stars gather for ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’

John Legend will be among several musicians at the “Elvis All-Star Tribute.” (Evan Agostini / File/Associated Press)
John Legend will be among several musicians at the “Elvis All-Star Tribute.” (Evan Agostini / File/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Elvis All-Star Tribute” – Some of pop music’s biggest names – including Dierks Bentley, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran and more – celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Elvis Presley TV event that revitalized the King’s career. On Dec. 3, 1968, Elvis, clad in black leather and playing with a full band, appeared in a live NBC special that became a monumental TV event. This program recreates the spectacle – even the staging – of that night. Also included: rare Elvis footage, outtakes and interviews from those involved in the special. Blake Shelton hosts. (9 p.m. today, NBC).

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TODAY: Brace yourself for high-octane offense and low-level defense as LeBron James, Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, James Harden and other hoop heroes show off their skills at the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C. Expect a lot of love for Curry, who will be playing in his hometown. (5:20 p.m., TNT).

MONDAY: It has all come down to this: Tonight, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” crowns its winner – and ultimate world champion. But not before coaxing us to sit through a bloated two-hour season finale. (8 p.m., NBC).

MONDAY: “Minding the Gap,” nominated for a best documentary feature Oscar, makes its broadcast debut on “POV.” The coming-of-age story gives viewers an intimate look into friendships initiated via a passion for skateboarding and cemented by shared experience. (9 p.m., KSPS; 10 p.m., KCDT).

TUESDAY: “American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” is a documentary that examines the late entertainer’s vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. Included: interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak. (9 p.m., KSPS/KCDT).

TUESDAY: “This Is Us” fans who have been yearning to know Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) back story get their wish tonight with a moving episode titled “Our Little Island Girl.” Beth’s trip home to care for her mother (Phylicia Rashad) sparks an unexpected realization. (9 p.m., NBC).

WEDNESDAY: The hilarious parody series “Documentary Now!” returns for another season. The premiere episode – “Batsh*t Valley: Part 1 & 2” – stars Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson in a story about a commune of devoted followers in the small town of Chinook, Ore., in the 1980s. (8 p.m., IFC).

THURSDAY: As “Gotham” continues to march toward its series finale, Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of the city’s reunification with the mainland. Meanwhile, Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce’s parents. (8 p.m., Fox).

FRIDAY: In the new film “Paddleton,” an unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Ray Romano and Mark Duplass star. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: Jeffrey Wright headlines the new TV film “O.G.” He plays a prison inmate in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence, but his impending release is upended when he takes new arrival Beecher (Theothus Carter), who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. (10 p.m., HBO).

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