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Michael Kosta in “The Comment Section” on E!

Host Michael Kosta brings the snark in the new series “The Comment Section” on E!

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Masters of Illusion Greg Frewin, John Gabriel, Tom Burgoon, Greg Gleason, Ed Alonzo, Rich Thomas and Mike Caveney are the illusionists introduced by host Dean Cain in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Bring It! The unscripted majorette dance cometition series continues with two new episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. Lifetime

Defiance Amanda (Julie Benz) welcomes a Votanis Collective delegation to Defiance despite Nolan’s (Grant Bowler) skepticism, while Stahma’s (Jaime Murray) loyalties are tested by an unexpected arrival, in this new episode. Conrad Coates and Stephanie Leonidas also star. 8 p.m. Syfy

Live From Lincoln Center The episode “Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances,” taped in June, showcases the renowned arts academy 50th annual presentation with a program that pays tribute to master choreographer George Balanchine. 9 p.m. KOCE

Killjoys A toxic storm of black rain forces John and Pawter (Aaron Ashmore, Sarah Power) to take shelter with a gang of violent criminals while Dutch and D’avin (Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane) are trapped close to the path of the storm’s eye in this new episode of the science fiction action series. 9 p.m. Syfy

Strike Back In the aftermath of the bomb at the British Embassy, Scott, Stonebridge (Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester) and their Section 20 team must find out who Ray McQueen (Max Beesley) is really working for. Robson Green and Michelle Lukes also star in this new episode. 10 p.m. Cinemax

Dark Matter After a space station stopover, Four (Alex Mallari Jr.) disappears, sending the rest of the crew racing to locate and rescue him before he is taken back to his home world. Marc Bendavid and Anthony Lemke also star. 10 p.m. Syfy

The Comment Section Joel McHale (“The Soup” and “Community”) is executive producer of this new series that features host Michael Kosta searching for the nastiest, snarkies and funniest comments on the Internet. 10:30 p.m. E!


The Lion in Winter Katharine Hepburn won her third Oscor for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine, married to King Henry II (Peter O’Toole), who is struggling to determine his successor to the throne, in this 1968 adaptation of James Goldman’s play. Look for Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton, who made early screen appearances here. 7 p.m. TCM


CBS This Morning YouTube archives. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kevin Kline; Keith Urban performs; Kevin Bacon; Dr. Mike Dow. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Luke Bryan performs; Charlize Theron; Gillian Flynn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Kevin Sorbo (“Gallows Road”); Peter Facinelli (“After The Red Rain”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Alexander Skarsgerd (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”); Peter Facinelli. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Lea DeLaria. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Sasha Alexander; Omari Hardwick; Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Charlie Rose — the Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Analysis of Republican presidential debates; Democratic presidential debates: Dan Balz, the Washington Post; John Dickerson, CBS; Jeanne Cummings, the Wall Street Journal. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Meteorologist Michael Mann; Caitlin Flanagan; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.); Mary Matalin; Steve Schmidt. (N) 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. HBO

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Steve Buscemi; Taylor Kitsch; Jon Rineman. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Jason Bateman. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Elijah Wood; Mariel Hemingway. (N) midnight KOCE

The Late Late Show Jessica Szohr. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night Adam Sandler. 12:37 a.m. KNBC