Absolute beginners

For those new to the civil rights movement, "Black America Since MLK" should serve as a great introductory course — and nothing more. Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. hits the highlights, with an emphasis on pop-culture icons such as James Brown, but there's nothing here that hasn't been explored more thoroughly in other documentaries, most notably "Eyes on the Prize." The first half of this four-hour project aired last week.

7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

Money talks

If Donald Trump can build a presidential campaign off "The Apprentice," then Tilman Fertitta might want to start plotting a political run of his own. The Houston billionaire returns for a second season of "Billion Dollar Buyer," a series that showcases his charm and tenacity as he mentors promising businesses desperately in need of tough love.

9 p.m., CNBC

Mysterious ways

Bono has teamed up with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Spider-Man, but his most fruitful relationship may be with a certain talk-show host. For the second year in a row, the U2 singer will co-host "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for a fundraiser that allows viewers to bid on chances to engage with celebrities. All proceeds go to fight AIDS, a noble effort that should keep a jealous Edge from forming an alliance with Stephen Colbert.

10:35 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Neal Justin