Can’t buy me love

Richard Dreyfuss has been playing smug egomaniacs for so long it’s easy to assume his role as Ponzi puppeteer Bernie Madoff in “Madoff” was as routine as using an ATM. But squeezing charm out of a character who operated a $50 billion scheme isn’t easy. The Oscar-winning actor does an impressive job of convincing viewers that greed, while maybe not “good,” is somewhat understandable. But the efforts from Dreyfuss and an odd assortment of co-stars, including Blythe Danner, Charles Grodin and Lewis Black, can’t help this four-hour miniseries capture the financial world’s thrills of victory and agonies of defeat. For that roller-coaster ride, try “The Big Short” or Showtime’s “Billions.” And to experience Dreyfuss at his shiftless best, get 1991’s “Once Around,” Lasse Hallstrom’s minor masterpiece. 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu., KSTP, Ch. 5

Shooting gallery

“Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door” purports to be about tracking big cats whose presence on the outskirts of a major Indian city amazes and threatens local residents. But the real attraction is a chance to catch a wildlife photographer in his native habitat, capturing his prey on film when a cellphone selfie won’t do. 8 p.m. Sun., National Geo Wild

The unmaking of a president

“Hamilton” producers looking for their next project may want to set their sights on James A. Garfield, whose presidency may have made a major impact if an assassin’s bullet hadn’t killed him early in his term. “American Experience: Murder of a President,” a heart-pounding, revealing new documentary, mixes political history with a medical procedural gone off the tracks. 8 p.m. Tue., KTCA, Ch. 2

Court of appeals

The Cast of This Century revisits the Trial of Last Century in the 10-part series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” with John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson. For thoughts from the cast and executive producer Ryan Murphy, see Monday’s Variety section. 9 p.m. Tue., FX

Neal Justin