Those were the days

When President Donald Trump vows to make America great again, he could be thinking of the late 19th century, when the country was developing at an exponential rate and businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan led the way. "The Gilded Age" profiles these 1-percenters, as well as the less fortunate who fought back in the political arena. Director Sarah Colt's two-hour history lesson only skims the surface, making one hungry for Ken Burns to clear his schedule and give the subject a six-night treatment.

8 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

Frankel speaking

Whatever you think of Bethenny Frankel, you've got to admire her survival instinct. In her latest reincarnation, the Skinnygirl Cocktail founder has teamed up with real estate entrepreneur Fredrik Eklund for "Bethenny & Fredrik," a new reality series in which the Type-A personalities try to flip houses without flipping each other off.

9 p.m., Bravo

Choppy waters

Star Tribune sports scribe Michael Rand offers his dry wit to the 20-minute documentary "The Vikings Love Boat," but former cornerback Fred Smoot steals the show (as usual) with his unapologetic look back at the prostitute-populated scandal that rocked the team in 2005.

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Neal Justin