A new Hugh
Hugh Grant won raves when “A Very English Scandal” premiered in Britain last month. “Revelatory,” wrote the Guardian critic in a five-star review. Now the three-part miniseries comes to the States, with Grant playing Jeremy Thorpe, a charming but ruthless Parliament leader charged in 1979 with conspiring to murder his ex-lover (Ben Whishaw). Scripted by Russell Davies (“Queer as Folk”), it was directed by two-time Oscar nominee Stephen Frears (“The Queen”).
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NBC broadcasts the first of two Minneapolis-shot episodes of “American Ninja Warrior,” the summertime hit that set up camp at U.S. Bank Stadium for a weekend in late May to winnow down the 720 hopefuls vying for a $1 million prize. Read a story and see photos of the Twin Cities contestants at startribune.com/tv.
7 p.m. Monday, KARE, Ch. 11
“Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern” kicks off a new season with the peripatetic Minneapolis chef traveling the Pony Express Trail to Sacramento while sampling foods that sustained riders in the 19th century, including fire-roasted deer hearts, something called son-of-a-gun stew and (for the vegetarians) pine nut soup. Later installments of the seven-episode season will explore Scotland, the Belgian site of the Battle of the Bulge and the path of the Underground Railroad through northern Kentucky.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Travel Channel