Cream of the crop

If you were trying to impress someone with the power of American film, you could do a lot worse than starting with this mind-blowing marathon that kicks off with “Sunset Boulevard,” followed, in order, by “Gone With the Wind,” “Casablanca” and “Citizen Kane.” Wow.

7 p.m., TCM

It’s all in the name

If there was a contest for best stage names, the contestants on a new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” would win hands down. Strolling the runway this year are Dusty May Bottoms, Kalorie Karbashian and Miz Cracker. Someone who goes by the name of Christina Aguilera joins the judges table for the season premiere.

7 p.m., VH1

False alarm

If you think the title for this “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff is uninspiring, wait until you actually watch “Station 19.” Set in a Seattle firehouse, the new series burns brightly during rescue scenes, but the snuggling and office politics back at the station fail to ignite. The only true heroes in the first episode are “Grey’s” Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson, whose cameos are clearly just a favor to executive producer Shonda Rhimes.

8 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5