#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall (7/6c, Nickelodeon, simulcast on TeenNick and Nicktoons): In the tradition of Linda Ellerbee's invaluable Nick News reports, this taped special offers a kid's-eye perspective on the coronavirus crisis, with The Good Place's Kristen Bell as host and Alicia Keys performing. The meat of the hour is information delivered directly, but never down to, the network's young audience, as Bell connects via video with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy — plus celebrity cameos including Josh Gad, Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, Ciara and Russell Wilson.
Broadcast networks' news divisions continue presenting reports and updates in prime time, and ABC's 20/20 offers its third special edition, America Rising: Fighting the Pandemic (9/8c), anchored by David Muir. The focus will be on health-care workers on the front lines, along with communities and volunteers stepping up to the special challenges of this crisis. The special also includes video diaries from people facing unemployment and stories of those infected by this contagious virus.
The Good Doctor (10/9c, ABC): The water's rising, and multiple lives are at stake, in the second half of the medical drama's disaster-movie-like season finale. When last seen, Shaun (Freddie Highmore) was tending underground to an impaled woman (Marin Ireland) as a leak threatened to submerge them both, and Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) collapsed from the injuries suffered during the earthquake. What shocks and aftershocks await these good doctors? Let's just hope no one gets transferred to a towering inferno.
The Plot Against America (9/8c, HBO): Philip Roth's nightmare alternative-history allegory becomes more sinister now that President Lindbergh ("We have taken back America") is in office and taking secret meetings with Hitler in Iceland. The Levin family is more torn apart than ever, as Alvin (Anthony Levin) heads overseas to fight Nazis under the Canadian banner, and a national "Just Folks" assimilation program is instituted by the Office of American Absorption, in which urban Jewish "minority" lads like Sandy (Caleb Malis) are sent to the heartland — in his case a Kentucky farm — to see how the other half lives. "I'm not American enough?" erupts his outspoken father, Herman (Morgan Spector). A family trip to Washington, D.C. reveals just how much society has already changed.
Better Call Saul (9/8c, AMC): As this excellent season of the Breaking Bad prequel spirals further, the merger of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) becomes official, while their legal careers continue on divergent paths. Kim has a reckoning with her Mesa Verde bosses, while Saul is drawn further into the Salamanca cartel/Gus Fring war. And after that prank with the prostitutes last week, Howard (Patrick Fabian) may finally be seeing the light about trying to make nice with his late partner's wayward brother.
Inside Monday TV:Dermot Mulroney guests on Fox's twisted Prodigal Son (9/8c) as an old friend of Jessica's (Bellamy Young), while Malcolm (Tom Payne) takes Eve (Molly Griggs) to his dad Martin "the Surgeon" (Michael Sheen) in hopes of getting some answers about that girl in the box… PBS's Independent Lens presents the acclaimed documentary One Child Nation (10/9c, check local listings at pbs.org), which investigates human-rights violations in China connected to the nation's one-child policy… Shot in the Philippines, WGN America's crime series Almost Paradise (10/9c) stars Leverage's Christian Kane as Alex Walker, a former DEA agent forced into early retirement because of hypertension. His R&R is cut short, though, when criminal activity forces him back into action.
—Matt Roush, TV Insider
Tokyo Summer Olympics rescheduled for July 2021
Among the events that were postponed due to the current coronavirus pandemic are the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
On Monday, the new dates for the XXXII Olympiad were set for exactly one year later: July 23 to August 8, 2021 for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and August 4 to September 5, 2021 for the Paralympic Games. According to the statement, this decision was made for three reasons: "to protect the health of the athletes and everyone involved, and to support the containment of the COVID-19 virus"; "to safeguard the interests of the athletes and of Olympic sport"; and "the global international sports calendar."
"I want to thank the International Federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes' Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact. With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge."
"Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel," he continued. "These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel."
"The new dates provide certainty for the athletes, reassurance for the stakeholders and something to look forward to for the whole world," Andrew Parsons, the President of the IPC, added. "When the Paralympic Games do take place in Tokyo next year, they will be an extra-special display of humanity uniting as one, a global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport."
The Olympic cauldron is lit during the 'Flame of Recovery' special exhibition (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
"I proposed that the Games should be hosted between July and August 2021, and I really appreciate that President Bach, having discussed this proposal with the various international sports federations and other related organisations, kindly accepted my proposal," the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Mori Yoshirō, said. "A certain amount of time is required for the selection and qualification of athletes and for their training and preparation, and the consensus was that staging the rescheduled Games during the summer vacation in Japan would be preferable."
All athletes already qualified and quota places already assigned will remain unchanged.