‘It Came From Beneath the Sea’
Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation special effects were the chief attraction of this 1955 sci-fi monster movie starring Kenneth Tobey as a nuclear submarine commander on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean when his vessel is attacked by some kind of monstrous sea creature. Spoiler alert: It’s a giant octopus that is enormously peeved at being awakened by nuclear testing in the area. Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis also star in this early thriller, part of a “tentacular” mini-marathon of octopi-centric creature features. 6:30 p.m. on TCM.
‘Me or the Menu’
Much to Jessica’s dismay, James hires a manager to handle their PR in the new episode “Not My Baby.” Meanwhile, Jeannette returns from vacation to find work on Whispers is behind schedule, and Randi needs her to return to brunch service so he can complete the renovation. Kathleen reveals that Nate is not an owner of the restaurant because she just doesn’t trust him. Elsewhere, Nicole and Alan hire one of her old Army buddies to be the chef of their pop-up event. 10 p.m. on Food Network.
‘The Old Man’
The critically acclaimed series adaptation of Thomas Perry’s taut novel about a former CIA operative forced to go on the run wraps up its first season as Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) is forced to confront the consequences of his past choices. Meanwhile, Harper (John Lithgow) learns something that strikes him as an impossible truth. Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat also star in the drama, which recently was renewed for a second season. 10 p.m. on FX.
In a new episode called “Pick a Side, Pick a Fight,” the FCGs vote on who will lead their team, while Davia (Emma Hunton) finally is able to settle into a routine with her homeschooling of Elliot. Malika (Zuri Adele) tries to get her boss on board with her Women’s Center project and gets into an argument with Angelica (Yasmine Aker). Elsewhere, Dennis (Josh Pence) wrestles with whether to expose Ryan to The Coterie. 10 p.m. on FREE.
‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’
This 1983 comedy introduced filmgoers to the goofy Griswolds, whose later vacations took them to Europe, Las Vegas and home for Christmas. In the original “Vacation,” based on a story that appeared in National Lampoon magazine, they’re motoring to the Walley World theme park, and the open road will never be the same. Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, John Candy and Imogene Coca star. 10 p.m. on AMC.
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