ated 2012 documentary "Kings Point" (9 p.m., HBO) takes a bittersweet look at the residents of a Del-
ray Beach, Fla., retirement home. Many of the subjects of "Kings Point" have been in their condominiums since the 1970s and have lost spouses, friends and family members. Most live alone, but they have one another and occasionally admit they need that. Some men and women couple up, while other feisty elderly women recoil at the thought of taking care of an "old" man. And they share these thoughts with colorful audacity.
While Kings Point is not as fancy as the Del Boca Vista home where Jerry's parents lived on "Seinfeld," its residents would not be out of place on that comedy.
In exploring our soci-
ety's ambivalence toward aging and our need for community as well as self-reliance, director Sari Gilman has found a thought-provoking subject. But more than that, she has uncovered a memorable cast of characters. This is very highly recommended.
---Are we in the middle of a miniseries revival? The multipart "Vikings" and "The Bible" (8 p.m., Lifetime), which both
premiered on the History Channel, have done very well on cable. And tonight brings two new extended dramas.
In the two-part series "Ring of Fire" (8 p.m., Reelz, concluding Tuesday), an oil company boss (Terry O'Quinn, "Lost") battles to use a radical oil-drilling technique in a rural community short on jobs. His problems with local environmentalists are put on the back burner when his company drills into a pocket of molten magma, sparking an unprecedented geological incident with Earth-shattering potential.
An ambitious project featuring the ongoing debate over hydrofracturing, "Ring of Fire" suffers from clunky dialogue and an inconsistent tone. Sometimes it proceeds in a deadly earnest manner, and a minute later you almost expect a Saturday night Syfy monster movie to erupt.
On Encore, Lauren Lee Smith ("CSI") and Stacy Keach ("Prison Break") star in the two-part German-produced disaster epic "Hindenburg: The Last Flight" (8 p.m., TV-14, concluding Tuesday).
---Another season of "The Bachelor" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14) concludes.
---The school's fate is
decided on the spring season finale of "Switched at Birth" (8 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14).
---A tip about a massive sale of a dangerous chemical portends disaster on "Con tinuum" (8 p.m., Syfy, TV-14).
---An old disciple catches up with Carroll on "The Fol lowing" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---Andrew wades deep into Wisconsin's dairy culture on "Bizarre Foods Amer- ica" (9 p.m., Travel, TV-PG).
---The Ewings discover the shocking truth behind J.R.'s death on "Dallas" (9 p.m., TNT, TV-14).
---Recordings of Vivian's therapy sessions prove revealing on "Deception" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---Violence hits close to home for Villanueva on "Monday Mornings" (10 p.m., TNT, TV-14).
---A California lodge flounders under horrible management on "Hotel Impossible" (10 p.m., Travel, TV-PG).
---An examination of how insects really rule the world on "Inside Out: Bugs" (10 p.m., Science, TV-PG).
---Justin Timberlake visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC) and will return every night this week.
"Family Band: The Cowsills Story" (10 p.m., Showtime Showcase) recalls the wholesome harmonies of singers who had several hit singles in the late 1960s and inspired the "Partridge Family" television show.
---The final four revealed on "The Biggest Loser" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
---Dorrit goes missing on "The Carrie Diaries" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Jeff feels outnumbered on "Rules of Engagement" (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
---Naomi gets a job as an event planner on "90210" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Snoop Lion and Rorke Denver appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS).
Natasha Leggero and Jo Koy are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---Michael Bloomberg and Depeche Mode appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno hosts Halle Berry, Rachel Maddow and Ashley Monroe on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts George Hamilton on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
Kevin McDonough can be reached at kevin.tvguy@g mail.com.