Novel approach

Turns out “Les Misérables” can break your heart without Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream.” For this nonmusical, six-hour mini­series, writer Andrew Davies manages to accomplish the same feat he did with 2016’s “War and Peace,” shedding much of Victor Hugo’s exposition, but leaving his all-star cast, led by Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins, with plenty to cry about.

8 p.m. Sun., TPT, Ch. 2

Small blessings

“Bless This Mess” is just more proof that Hollywood is clueless about rural America. Lake Bell and Dax Shepard play a big-city couple who move to small-town Nebraska, which might as well be the Amish community where Harrison Ford hid out in “Witness.” If Bell, who co-created the series with Liz Meriwether, actually spent quality time in the real heart of America before directing the first episode, I’ll eat a straw hat.

8:30 p.m. Tue., KSTP, Ch. 5

Runs the world

Beyoncé is keeping us on our toes. The release date of “Homecoming,” a self-directed documentary about her instantly iconic Coachella performance, was announced last week, creating even more buzz in the Beyhive. The trailer, which features sound bites from Maya Angelou, suggests that the concert more than lived up to the hype.

Starts streaming Wed. on Netflix

Neal Justin