On the road again
Michael Wood, TV's most engaging tour guide, is back to tell us "The Story of China," a limited documentary series that opens with a look at the country's most storied ancestors, including Confucius. Ancient history can be a bit of chore, but Wood makes it an engaging trip with his enthusiasm and willingness to embrace local culture.
7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2
Lost at sea
Maybe it's my fond memories of watching "Gilligan's Island" reruns after school, but I continue to be tickled by "Wrecked," the stranded-on-a-desert-island comedy in which incompetence is more perilous than any Smog Monster. The second season opens with a visit from pirates who are not nearly as easygoing as the Harlem Globetrotters.
9 p.m., TBS
"Queen Sugar," created by the red-hot Ava DuVernay ("Selma") returns for a second season. Just as with last year, all the episodes are helmed by women directors. DuVernay's next big-screen project is "A Wrinkle in Time."
9 p.m., OWN