Anatomy of a mass murder
“Oklahoma City” opens with horrific moments from the aftermath of the April 1995 bombing of a federal building, then quickly rewinds the clock to standoffs at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and the Ruby Ridge tragedy in Idaho. Director Barak Goodman argues, quite effectively, that Timothy McVeigh’s actions were the result of incidents that happened years before and that hatred almost always has a history. To emphasize the point, next week’s episode of “American Experience” focuses squarely on Ruby Ridge, mostly through the perspective of Sara Weaver, one of the family members holed up in the Idaho cabin during the fatal showdown.
7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2
Broken hearts club
In “Imposters,” a comely con artist (Inbar Lavi) uses her charms to rob victims of their worldly possessions — and their hearts. Uma Thurman, who has broken a few hearts of her own, makes a guest appearance.
9 p.m., Bravo
Don’t forget the Motor City
Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson pay homage to their hometown in “Detroiters,” playing small-time admen hoping for their own version of urban revitalization through local TV spots. The longtime comic pair will get assistance from famous friends throughout the season, starting with a very funny Jason Sudeikis, who is one of the sitcom’s executive producers.
9:30 p.m., Comedy Central