Royal family

Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth, returns to the throne for “Catherine the Great,” a four-part series about the Russian monarch who played a pivotal role in the 18th century. Screenwriter Nigel Williams previously created 2005’s “Elizabeth I,” which also starred Mirren, while director Philip Martin did a 2005 “Prime Suspect” movie with — you guessed it — Dame Mirren.

9 p.m., HBO

Checking back in

– Hope – Science,” co-directed by Chris and Erik Ewers, lauds the hospital’s nonprofit, patient-first philosophy through touching testimonials. John McCain’s comments on his treatment will move you to tears.

9 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

Party all the time

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” always makes the most out of its trips to Brooklyn, but the late-night series may outdo itself with its fifth weeklong visit to the host’s former home. The guest list includes Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Alicia Keys, Bill Murray, Sen. Bernie Sanders, David Byrne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

10:35 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Neal Justin