The conversation

"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" offers a seat to Francis Ford Coppola, who talks with Robert Rodriguez about why he didn't want to do "The Godfather" and why he had to bet everything on "Apocalypse Now." 7 p.m. El Rey

The jet set

"Shahs of Sunset," an upscale version of "Jersey Shore," returns for a new season with new cast member Asifa Mirza, who is described in news releases as "half Indian, half Persian and 100 percent hot." Her family must be so proud. 9 p.m. Bravo

Project runway

Minnesotans don't usually fare well on reality-competition series — unless you're talking about "RuPaul's Drag Race," which kicks off its seventh season with another local person in the mix. Max Malanaphy, a familiar figure on the Twin Cities theater scene, hopes to follow in the high heels of Bebe Zahara Benet, the Minneapolis resident who won the inaugural season. 8 p.m. Logo

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