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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Young Sheldon’ and ‘The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper’


From left, Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry in “Young Sheldon.”

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A nitpicky 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper navigates high school in a much-anticipated CBS comedy. And Jordan Klepper leaves “The Late Show” for his new satirical news program.

What’s on TV

YOUNG SHELDON 8:30 p.m. on CBS. This “Big Bang Theory” spinoff stars Iain Armitage (“Big Little Lies”) as the 9-year-old genius Sheldon. Narrated by the older Sheldon (Jim Parsons), the series begins with his first day in an East Texas high school, where his rigidity and strict adherence to the school’s dress code make him stand out like a sore thumb. While his ambivalence to criticism merits some laughs, “literalness and a lack of interest in social norms are not enough to sustain a series,” Margaret Lyons wrote in The New York Times. She added, “The challenge the show faces is that Sheldon is known for his inflexibility, but the show itself needs to move around a bit more.” The comedy follows the Season 11 premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m., and will premiere in earnest Nov. 2.

MEGYN KELLY TODAY 9 a.m. on NBC. Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News prime-time host, takes a stab at daytime programming with this new talk show. Unlike her previous programs, Ms. Kelly’s new show will briefly touch on politics, and will feature interviews with celebrities and segments on “regular people.” “I don’t feel this is a risky proposition,” she said in an interview with The Times. “I know that I’m about to launch the show that I was born to do.”


A scene from “Clínica de Migrantes.”


CLĺNICA DE MIGRANTES (2016) 10 p.m. on HBO; also on HBO streaming platforms. Wary of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal migration, many undocumented immigrants across the country have refrained from seeking treatment for their illnesses. Experts say that poorer Latino communities are particularly at risk and suffer from high rates of obesity, diabetes and liver disease. This documentary spotlights Puentes de Salud, a health clinic in Philadelphia where volunteers tend to patients who are too afraid to seek treatment elsewhere.

THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. The comedian and “Daily Show” veteran Jordan Klepper hosts this new late-night series, portraying a satirical version of himself inspired by the conspiracy theorists and fringe media figures who have gained popularity in the recent political climate. “I want to expose the greedy globalists who chase power and money,” an in-character Mr. Klepper said last month, referring to his goals for this show. He went on: “I also want to get more Twitter followers and build my brand.” “The Opposition” will follow “The Daily Show” Mondays through Thursdays.

What’s Streaming


Jesse Eisenberg in “The Double.”

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THE DOUBLE (2014) on iTunes, Hulu and Netflix. Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon James, a timid clerk whose invisible life becomes a nightmare when his co-workers (including his longtime crush) take an immediate liking to a new employee, James Simon (also Mr. Eisenberg). Adapted from the 1846 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, this dark dramedy follows Simon’s futile attempt to adopt his doppelgänger’s likable traits until the torment eventually drives him mad.

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