Today’s Top TV Picks – Monday August 31

Today’s Top Picks


Planet Earth: A Celebration

8 p.m. on AMC

Also airing simultaneously on BBC America, IFC and Sundance TV, this uplifting new special presents unforgettable moments from past episodes of the Emmy-winning “Planet Earth II” and “Blue Planet II,” featuring new musical compositions from Hans Zimmer and his associates. Sir David Attenborough narrates the nature footage, which includes such highlights as a dance of Andean flamingos in Chile, surfing bottlenose dolphins on the East Cape of South Africa, and bird-eating fish in the Indian Ocean that launch themselves out of the water to catch sea-birds in mid-flight.


Whose Line Is It Anyway?

8 p.m. ET on CW

Comic Brad Sherwood makes his fourth guest appearance on this comedy series, joining regular players Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie as they run through a series of games and improvised sketches inspired largely by spontaneous suggestions from the studio audience. While the proceedings unfold in the spirit and style of a reality competition show, there aren’t any winners or losers, although host Aisha Tyler capriciously awards points after each round based purely on her mood at the moment.


Love the Coopers

8 p.m. ET on FOX

Sam and Charlotte Cooper (John Goodman, Diane Keaton) are preparing to end their marriage of 40 years, but first she wants to have a final “perfect Christmas” celebration with their extended family before making their announcement in this 2015 holiday comedy. Comic complications ensue, alternated with sentimental scenes. The cast also includes Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei, with Steve Martin as narrator.


American Dad

10 p.m. ET on TBS

Stan (voice of Seth MacFarlane) very rarely scores any points for being sensitive to his wife’s feelings, but the new episode “Dammmm, Stan!” finds him going to great lengths to find just the right couple’s activity for him and Francine (voice of Wendy Schaal). Meanwhile, Hayley and Steve (Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes) look into some mysterious markings they find on the doorframe. Dee Bradley Baker co-stars in the voice cast.

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