Everyone’s a winner
Proof that we’re in the heart of the awards season is evident in two ceremonies, starting with “BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors” (7 p.m., BET), in which Terrence Howard will receive an Excellence in Arts award. Minnesotan Kylie Bunbury of the Fox series “Pitch” is scheduled to make an appearance. Later, it’s time for “The Brit Awards 2017” (9 p.m., BBC America), where the emphasis is on music. The late David Bowie is up for both Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year.
Back on the beat
“Major Crimes” returns for the second half of its fifth season with a new story arc involving Daniel DiTomasso as an undercover cop embedded in a white supremacist group. “Crimes” has been around long enough that even longtime viewers may have forgotten that it’s a spinoff of “The Closer.” That the police drama can stand on its own is testimony both to its solid writing and an anchoring performance by star Mary McDonnell.
8 p.m., TNT
“The Daily Show” may not be the required viewing for political junkies it once was, but it’s getting closer, thanks to the obvious growth of its anchor. “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark” shows off his stand-up skills in a special that comes on the heels of his well-received memoir, “Born a Crime.”
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