Constantine Visits 'Legends,' Winter Games, Oscar-Winning Directors on TCM

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Matt Ryan as Constantine and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary on 'Legends of Tomorrow'

A selective checklist of notable Monday TV:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (8/7c, The CW): Just because they cancel your show doesn’t mean your time is up in the DC/TV universe. Which explains how Matt Ryan, whose Constantine didn’t make it past 13 episodes in 2014-15, resurfaces once again as the raffish demonologist in the first of two guest appearances. He brings the Legends along to attend a present-day exorcism, and the possessed subject is something of a surprise.

The 'Black Lightning' Women on What's to Come: 'We're Gonna Be Badass' (VIDEO)

The 'Black Lightning' Women on What's to Come: 'We're Gonna Be Badass' (VIDEO)

The Pierce women of The CW's superhero drama talk suiting up, family dynamics.

Winter Olympics (8/7c, NBC): Highlights in the prime-time package include Snowboarding, featuring 17-year-old California phenom Chloe Kim, and Olympics champ Shaun White making his first run this year in men’s halfpipe qualifying. Also: all-time fave sport Alpine Skiing.

Cabaret (8/7c, Turner Classic Movies): In 1973, director/choreographer Bob Fosse had a very good year, scoring an unprecedented hat trick, winning an Oscar for helming this evocative adaptation of the iconic Kander-Ebb musical (which also earned trophies for stars Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey), while also taking home a Tony for Pippin and an Emmy for Minnelli’s Liza With a Z special. As part of TCM’s month-long “31 Days of Oscar” celebration, Cabaret kicks off a night of films that won Best Director Oscars, including George Stevens’ 1956 epic Giant (10:15/9:15c) and John Huston’s searing 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1:45 am/12:45c), starring Humphrey Bogart and Huston’s father, an Oscar-winning Walter Huston.

This Team USA Is the Most Diverse Ever to Compete in the Winter Olympics

This Team USA Is the Most Diverse Ever to Compete in the Winter Olympics

They're blazing a trail for minority and LGBT athletes.

Inside Monday TV: The third episode of Acorn TV’s Girlfriends (streaming Monday) opens with poor widowed Linda (Phyllis Logan) in the lockup, being interrogated about her husband’s supposedly accidental death at sea. A cliffhanger pushes this storyline into high melodrama. … The HBO documentary Atomic Homefront (8/7c), from director Rebecca Cammisa, sounds like an apocalyptic horror film, but is just as devastating in its investigation of the impact of radioactive waste dumped decades ago in a landfill in suburban St. Louis. … PBS’s Independent Lens delivers yet another sobering documentary in Craig Atkinson’s Do Not Resist (10/9c, check local listings at pbs.org), which looks at the growing trend of militarizing local police departments.

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