"Great Performances at the Met" strikes up its ninth season with "Le Nozze di Figaro," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1786 comic masterpiece, updated to take place in 1930s Spain. This is an opera even nonclassical lovers can get jiggy with. 8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2


A middle-school female cheerleader takes over as quarterback in "Bella and the Bulldogs," a new sitcom aimed at teenagers. The jokes are broad and obvious, but give the network props for diversity on screen and behind the camera. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nick

Dear minister

Those tuning in for "Downton Abbey" are strongly encouraged to stick around for "Grantchester," a new limited series about a hard-drinking reverend who uses his free time to solve crimes in 1950s England. James Norton, left, plays the brokenhearted minister and manages to make the collar look sympathetic and sexy. 9 p.m. Sunday, TPT, Ch. 2

That's a rap

Nicki Minaj, below, takes a break from guesting on every other pop artist's singles to participate in "Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN," the second of a document trilogy about the booty-licious rapper. The film looks at the end of a long-term romantic relationship and her wardrobe malfunction during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. 9 p.m. Sunday, MTV

Neal Justin