An apple is going from CBS to America's teachers.
"Teach" (8 p.m., TV-PG) celebrates the vital profession through the eyes of four young teachers navigating their way through their first year of teaching public school students in very different communities from Denver to Idaho and Los Angeles. Queen Latifah hosts.
"Teach" will repeat on the new network Pivot, aimed at young "millennial" viewers.
---Robin Williams returns to network television comedy on Sept. 26 in the CBS half-hour sitcom "The Crazy Ones," co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
His brand of hyperactive comedy delighted viewers of "Mork & Mindy" when it debuted in 1978 and represented an outgrowth of his manic standup act. Many consider the cross-dressing 1993 comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire" (10 p.m., CMT) Williams' best live-action performance. In contrast, the 1999 drama/biography "Patch Adams" (9 p.m., HBO Family) showcased Williams in a mawkish performance that critics Siskel and Ebert described as "overbearing," "obnoxious" and "sanctimonious." Even the real Dr. Adams profiled in the movie became a critic. He told Roger Ebert that he "hated" the movie.
"The Crazy Ones" represents a gamble of sorts for CBS. Williams has done his best recent work in serious roles in small dark films ("One Hour Photo," "World's Greatest Dad"). As a rule, television tends to turn unknowns into stars, as Williams discovered with "Mork & Mindy." Big stars don't always make memorable television.
---Las Vegas lawyers defend visitors whose shenanigans get a little too wild in the 2013 made-for-TV movie "Wild card" (10 p.m., USA, TV-PG), starring Ben Lawson, Jennifer Finnigan, Edi Gathegi and Julie White. This appears to be a pilot for a TV series that went no further. Tune in to see what might have been.
Other TV movies making their debut include the 2013 fantasy "Dear Dumb Diary" (8 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G), starring Emily Alyn Lind as a girl whose private ruminations erupt into musical numbers.
Meredith Monroe ("Daw son's Creek") stars in "Secret Liaison" (8 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network, TV-14) as a young attorney who defends her sister from charges of killing her boyfriend.
---The Rev. Al Sharpton hosts the concert "Advancing the Dream: Live From the Apollo" (8 p.m., MSNBC), featuring Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Condoleezza Rice, Tyler Perry and Cathy Hughes.
---A broker with secrets expires on "Bones" (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).
---Laser beams, baubles and scantily clad women with names like Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood) loom large in the 1971 James Bond adventure "Diamonds Are Forever" (8 p.m., Encore).
---A new season of "20/20" (10 p.m., ABC) begins.
---Joe's exit strategy takes shape on "The Following" (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).
---Send in the clowns on "America's Next Top Model" (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG).
---Women aspire to stand on the sidelines on "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" (9 p.m., CMT, TV-PG).
---"Real Fear 2" (9 p.m., Chiller) explores the true stories behind horror movies.
---Two brokers die during drug deals on "Blue Bloods" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
---A cracked hull needs welding on "Alaskan Steel Men" (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-14).
The 1927 silent masterpiece "Metropolis" (8 p.m., TCM) offers a fearful view of the 21st century. Cinematic visions of dark, strange
futures continue with "Things to Come" (10:45), "Escape From New York" (12:30 a.m.) and "Brazil" (2:15 a.m.).
---Two helpings of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG).
---Mind games on "Last Man Standing" (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG).
---"Perfect Score" twice (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CW, TV-PG).
---A musical moment on "The Neighbors" (8:30 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG).
---Kendrick Lamar, Ian Karmel, Heather McDonald and Julian McCullough appear on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!, r).
---Arsenio Hall and Laura Mvula appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Simon Cowell, Adam Carolla and American Authors on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Celine Dion and Jim O'Heir appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Katie Couric, Patton Oswalt, New Politics and Tamar Braxton visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Tom Lennon and the Wild Feathers on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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