“Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” isn’t the best of the “An American Girl Story” series, but it’s still a worthy effort to address diversity issues in a Lifetime-lite format. In this brisk adventure, a 10-year-old Chinese-American student must decide between attending her family’s Chinese New Year dinner or competing in a gymnastics tournament.
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It may be unusual to see Tom Jones on TV these days, but he used to be a go-to guest on talk shows and variety specials. See why in a 1980 episode of “The Merv Griffin Show,” which also features a visit from an up ’n’ coming comic named Jay Leno. The Jones love fest continues Monday with appearances from “The Sonny and Cher Show” and “Mac Davis: Sounds Like Home.”
10 p.m. Sunday, GetTV
Charlotte, Emily and Anne may have been the most successful sister act in literary history, but their real-life tale isn’t exactly a page turner. It’s hard to come to any other conclusion after watching “To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters,” a well-meaning but tedious biopic that does little to capture the brilliance and personalities of the women behind “Jane Eyre” and “Wuthering Heights.” Perhaps director/writer Sally Wainwright purposely churned out a yawner in hopes that viewers would switch off their sets and crack open a classic novel.
8 p.m. Sunday, TPT, Ch. 2