Knock on Woody
Start the revolution without him. In “Crisis in Six Scenes,” Woody Allen’s first genuine crack at a TV series, the writer/director plays a hack more interested in landing a book deal than getting swept up in the 1960s counterculture movement. An intrusion by freedom fighter Miley Cyrus changes all that. This is old-fashioned, nebbishy Allen, with one stammering routine after another — his pitch to a network about a family comedy set in cave-man times is a hoot — but the six episodes are about as revelatory as a rerun of “Laugh-In.”
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“Best of Enemies,” a documentary that revisits the 1968 debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, shows that bullying and name-calling can trump smart conversation even when both participants are card-carrying members of the intelligentsia. Want to blame someone for the kind of immature banter that dominates time on news networks? Start with these clowns.
8 p.m. Monday, TPT, Ch. 2
Hayley’s misguided comet
“Conviction,” a new twist on the legal procedural, is garbage, yet there’s something compelling about star Hayley Atwell. The actress, who showed promise in ABC’s “Agent Carter,” plays a former first daughter, blackmailed into running something called an Integrity Department that’s commissioned to rescue long-shot clients from injustice. Umm, OK. Atwell rises above the ridiculous premise with the kind of mettle and charm you want in a TV star.
9 p.m. Monday, KSTP, Ch. 5