Amazing race

“The History of Comedy,” CNN’s newish documentary series, returns with a timely episode on race and humor. As usual, the episode is short on insight, but rich with well-chosen clips and commentary from standups including Dick Gregory, Sarah Silverman and Russell Peters. Some viewers may bristle at the inclusion of Bill Cosby without any mention of his legal troubles, but given the theme, the lack of a disclaimer is excusable.

9 p.m. Sun., CNN

Money changes everything

In “Loaded,” a group of British video game programmers score big, only to discover that being rich isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Mary McCormack (“In Plain Sight”) plays “a sexy Darth Vader” determined to keep the boys’ heads focused on business. It’s great fun watching McCormack tap into her villainous side, but to keep me tuned in she’ll need to swing her light saber a lot more than she does in the premiere episode.

9 p.m. Mon., AMC

The ultimate opponent

You don’t have to be a soccer nut to appreciate the fancy footwork displayed in “George Best: All by Himself.” And you don’t have to be a sports fan to be moved by seeing how alcoholism destroyed the career of one of the game’s greatest talents. Prepare to be dazzled, and devastated.

7 p.m. Thu., ESPN

Neal Justin