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Janelle Monae performs "Make Me Feel" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) (Matt Sayles / Matt Sayles/Associated Press)
Janelle Monae performs "Make Me Feel" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) (Matt Sayles / Matt Sayles/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” – A star-studded lineup of artists gathers to pay r-e-s-p-e-c-t to the legendary career of Aretha Franklin, who died last summer. The concert special features appearances by Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, H.E.R., Patti LaBelle, John Legend and many more, who perform some of Franklin’s biggest hits. Tyler Perry hosts the event, which was taped in January at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (9 p.m. today, CBS).

Other bets

TODAY: As Season 2 of “American Gods” begins, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media. (8 p.m., Starz).

TODAY: Indie filmmaker Gregg Araki makes his TV debut with “Now Apocalypse.” It’s a wildly offbeat comedy series that follows a group of young adults pursuing love, sex and fame in the bewildering city of Los Angeles. (9 p.m., Starz).

MONDAY: Season 1 of “The Passage” comes to an end with a rollicking two-hour finale. When the only way to stop Fanning and the virals’ escape from Project NOAH involves a dangerous explosion, Amy must be the one to decide what’s best for humanity. (8 p.m., Fox).

MONDAY: “John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky” is a two-hour “Biography” special that recalls the making of John Lennon’s 1971 album “Imagine.” With never-before-seen footage of Lennon and Ono from their private archive, the film delves into the depth of the creative collaboration between the couple. (9 p.m., A&E).

TUESDAY: Life on “The Bachelor” hasn’t been so rosy for poor Colton. The turbulent journey comes to an end tonight for our chaste leading man and word is he makes some wild, game-changing moves before the dust finally settles. (8 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY: In the new action film “Triple Frontier,” a group of former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated zone of South America. The cast includes Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam. (Netflix).

THURSDAY: “Project Runway” returns to its original home, but with a whole new look. Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss takes over as host and is joined by former champion Christian Siriano, who serves as the mentor, along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth. (8 p.m.. Bravo).

FRIDAY: Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”) stars in the fresh new dramedy “Shrill.” Based on Lindy West’s popular memoir, it’s a six-episode series about an overweight young woman who is eager to change her life – but not her body. Spokane’s own Julia Sweeney appears as Bryant’s mother. (Hulu).

FRIDAY: Brace yourself for another round with the loopy Bluths. “Arrested Development” returns with the eight remaining episodes of the show’s fifth season, in which Buster heads toward a murder trial and the family is on the hook to build a “smart” border wall. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: “One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque Du Soleil” is a special that has the Canadian entertainment company producing another eye-popping spectacle in Las Vegas. It benefits One Drop, an organization dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe. (8 p.m., CBS).

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