With so many viewers turning to the final performances on “The Voice” or “Dancing With the Stars,” CBS takes a glance back at “Princess Diana: Her Life — Her Death — The Truth” (8 p.m.). This is at least the second “news” special about Diana. Expect more before the 20th anniversary of her death on Aug. 31, 1997.
The use of news divisions to recall a celebrity of her stature reflects a change in television practices and budgets. In the old days, we would have been on our 20th cheesy miniseries about Diana. Fifty years of mourning Camelot has inspired dozens of TV movies about the Kennedys. It’s hard to count the number of actresses who have tottered under pink pillbox hats.
In stark contrast, the list of fictionalized portrayals of Diana is surprisingly short. Naomi Watts starred in the 2013 theatrical release “Diana” and went on to say she regretted the role.
•The final four perform on “The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG). One of NBC’s more dependable non-football series, this talent showcase will soon get competition from the very show that it set out to imitate. ABC has announced the revival of “American Idol.” The long-running Fox favorite will air in early 2018. So far, Katy Perry has been named to be one of the celebrity judges.
•Male worthies on the 13th season premiere of “The Bachelorette” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14). True confession: I haven’t wasted a single brain cell on this franchise since Trista met Ryan. Help yourself.
•The music is almost over on this season of “Dancing With the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
— Murky mysteries galore on repeats of parts 1 and 2 of “Twin Peaks: The Return” (8 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).
— “Antiques Roadshow” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-G, check local listings) visits Orlando.
— The “Independent Lens” presentation “They Call Us Monsters” (10 p.m., PBS, TV-14, check local listings) explores a juvenile facility for violent offenders in Los Angeles.
— Jimmy has debts to settle on “Better Call Saul” (10 p.m., AMC, TV-14).
Joan Crawford stars in back-to-back shockers, 1962’s “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (8 p.m., TCM) and “Strait-Jacket” (10:30 p.m.), released in 1964.
Judgment day on “Gotham” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) ... Charlotte pitches in on “Lucifer” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
Justin Theroux, Don Lemon and Seaton Smith appear on “Conan” (11 p.m., TBS) ... Rachel Maddow and Ben Platt are booked on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (11:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jimmy Fallon welcomes Chelsea Handler, Mo Rocca, Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC).
Kyle Chandler, Michaela Watkins, the Broadway cast of “Come From Away” and Matt Frazier visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC).
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