"Cherries Wild" wants to appeal to the same viewers who played "Deal or No Deal," but this time the centerpiece is a three-story slot machine instead of models with briefcases. The machine isn't nearly as entertaining. The pop-culture questions that earn contestants extra spins are also a bore. Only host Jason Biggs' self-deprecating jokes keep this game show from being a complete bust.
6 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9
Those seeking a refresher course on the 16th president could do worse than enrolling in "Lincoln: Divided We Stand," a six-part series that hits all the highlights. Sterling K. Brown narrates the action, from Abraham Lincoln's impoverished childhood to his assassination. Commentators include Conan O'Brien, who dissects Lincoln's most telling anecdotes.
9 p.m. Sunday, CNN
Grease is the word
Reliable Kevin James is the main attraction in "The Crew," a new series set in the NASCAR world, but it's a couple of Broadway veterans who send the sitcom into overdrive. Jillian Mueller ("Beautiful: The Carole King Musical") elevates her role as the garage's disruptive boss while Sarah Stiles ("Tootsie") adds just the right amount of sass to her part as James' bestie. The only thing missing is the musical stars leading the cast in a rendition of "Greased Lightnin'."
Starts streaming Monday on Netflix
Live and let die
It's impossible to know exactly what drives Kim Jung Un, but "North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator" comes about as close as any two-hour documentary can. The filmmakers make the story accessible by comparing his regime to "The Godfather," with Bond-like graphics and music lifted from suspense flicks. But there's nothing fictional about the Kim dynasty's influence and ambitions.
7 p.m. Monday, National Geographic
Henry Louis Gates Jr., best known as the host of "Finding Your Roots," turns his attention to "The Black Church," a four-hour series that examines how faith played a significant role in music, social justice and women's liberation. Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend are among the marquee names sharing their personal experiences. It's a hoot watching Gates sing along to the spirituals he grew up on, but the professor may want to keep his day job.
8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, TPT, Ch. 2