A down and dirty shame
John Meehan isn’t the most brilliant con man in recent history, but reports of how he bilked and terrorized a family helped make “Dirty John” a blockbuster podcast. It’s doubtful that the eight-part TV version, starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton, will have the same impact. The big problem here is Britton: We’re so used to seeing her play the smartest person in the room, most notably Tami Taylor in “Friday Night Lights,” it’s hard to accept her as a gullible victim.
9 p.m. Sun., Bravo
Alex Winter is inching closer to being recognized first and foremost as a filmmaker rather than one-half of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” His latest documentary, “The Panama Papers,” showcases how journalists from around the world banded together to expose a corruption scandal involving some of the world’s most powerful leaders. And if you must know: Winter and Keanu Reeves are supposedly working on a new “Bill and Ted” flick.
8 p.m. Mon., Epix
Ken and Don
Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby hasn’t spent all of his retirement time re-watching Ken Burns’ films, but you wouldn’t know it by the amount of prep work he does before sitting down with the legendary filmmaker. Their latest session, “A Conversation With Ken Burns,” was taped in September in St. Paul.
7 p.m. Tue., TPT, Ch. 2