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A peach of a doubleheader is on tap on TNT, which tips things off in Milwaukee, where Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending NBA champion Bucks play host to Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards. Then in the nightcap, it’s a clash of NBA Finals hopefuls as Devin Booker and the Pacific-leading Phoenix Suns defend home hardwood from Kevin Durant and the Atlantic-leading Brooklyn Nets. 4:30 p.m. on TNT.

‘Young Mr. Lincoln’

Director John Ford’s somewhat fictionalized 1930 biopic covers two years in the early life of Abraham Lincoln (Henry Fonda), as he moves from the Kentucky log cabin where he grew up and begins his law practice in Springfield, Illinois. Fonda originally declined the title role, convinced he wasn’t up to playing such an iconic American, until Ford filmed a screen test with the actor in full makeup. Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver and Arleen Whelan also star in the film, which salutes Fonda as TCM’s star of the month. 5 p.m. on TCM.

‘Superman & Lois’

Sons Jonathan and Jordan (Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin) become increasingly concerned as Clark’s (Tyler Hoechlin) painful visions continue, while Lois and Chrissy (Elizabeth Tulloch, Sofia Sofia Hasmik) embark on a mission to find Lois’ sister Lucy (guest star Jenna Dewan) in the new episode “The Inverse Method.” Elsewhere, Lana, Kyle and Sarah (Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette) discuss Sarah’ upcoming quinceanera over a family breakfast, while Natalie and her father (Tayler Buck, Wole Parks) share their own moment of bonding. Dylan Walsh also stars. (TVPG) 8 p.m. on KSKN.

‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’

New friend Traci Johnson joins familiar Housewives Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldscheider and Jennifer Aydin as this long-running reality series opens Season 12. After years of marital turmoil, a resilient Teresa is pondering moving in with boyfriend Luis and blending their families. Elsewhere, Margaret is dealing with some guilt after revealing an Aydin family secret, causing pain to Jennifer. Meanwhile, Jackie finally is forced to confront her eating disorder. (TV14) 8 p.m. on BRAVO.


Writer-director Miranda July brings her typically offbeat style to this 2020 crime dramedy that benefits from an unusually strong cast, headed by Evan Rachel Wood as an emotionally stunted 26-year-old whose con-artist parents (Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger) treat her less as a daughter than a convenient accomplice to their petty scams. This dysfunctional family dynamic becomes even further frayed when a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) joins their gambits. Mark Ivanir, Patricia Belcher, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Diana Maria Riva co-star. 8 p.m. on MAX.

‘Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power’

Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg profiles U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California in this powerful 2020 documentary, which chronicles how Lee rose from humble roots as a single mother raising two sons on food stamps to become a clarion voice for human rights, peace and equality. Among those offering their perspectives are Sen. Cory Booker, the late Rep. John Lewis, Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commentator Van Jones, actor Danny Glover and author Alice Walker. 8 p.m. on STRZ.

‘Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep’

NFL Films documentarian Keith Cossrow takes a unique look at the life and career of four-time Super Bowl Champion and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw in this new special, which draws from Bradshaw’s own stage show, as well as a candid interview and rare archival footage. The performance footage was filmed last August at the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson, Missouri, where Bradshaw entertained his audience with songs and other music, colorful stories and personal reflections on his life. (TVMA) 9 p.m. on HBO.