The History Channel dedicates Sunday evenings to builders, structures and their impact on civilization. The first episode of “The engineering that built the world” (8 p.m., History) recalls the visionaries and commercial rivals who would create the transcontinental railroad. The following hours will be devoted to the creation of the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam and the Statue of Liberty.
Proof that some of the best minds’ best-laid plans can come undone, “When Big Things Go Wrong” (9 p.m., History) documents epic structural disasters, starting with the 2007 collapse of Minneapolis’ I-35 bridge at the height of rush hour.
Planned for “60 minutes” (6:00 p.m., CBS): The difficulty of bringing together migrant parents and children; deep counterfeit technology; Deep Springs College, an elite school located on a wild ranch.
The Chiefs welcome the Bills in NFL action (7:20 p.m., NBC).
Satirical tales of terror on “Horror hut XXXII” to “The Simpsons” (7 p.m., Fox).
It’s fun and games on ABC with “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (7 p.m., ABC) and “Supermarket Sweep” (8 p.m., ABC).
Secrets from the Past and an Informant in Danger in the Season 13 premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8 p.m., CBS).
The Reapers defend Meridian in the final of “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m., AMC).
“Diane” (8 p.m., CNN) portrays the “people’s princess” from her youth to her tragic end.
A structural fire looks suspicious “The Recruit” (9 p.m., ABC).
“It’s Life with Lisa Ling” (9 p.m., CNN) explores the recent rise in anti-Asian violence, as well as its long history.
Jeff Daniels plays a cranky, compromised cop on “American Rust” (9 p.m. show time).
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