Past presidential debates on PBS, non-Olympic comedies on Fox and a marathon of episodes of "The Fugitive" on TV Land top this week in television.
"Static Shock," 10:30 a.m., Channel 49. The comic-book character comes to television, billed as "the first African-American teen animated superhero." In ordinary life he's Virgil Hawkins, but he's learning to control his special electromagnetic powers to make a difference in his community -- while still making it home in time to study for his chemistry class.
"Sweet Revenge," 8 p.m., Showtime. In this "edgy comedy" that recalls Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train," two people meet by chance and plot to cooperate in seeking retribution against each other's enemy. The movie stars Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rupert Graves. (Rated PG-13)
"Debating Our Destiny: 40 Years of Presidential Debates," 9 p.m., Channel 17. Archival footage and interviews by anchor Jim Lehrer recall the debates of the modern era, which began with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in 1960. Includes comments by Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton about their debate strategies and performances.
"Princess Diana's Dresses," 7 p.m., Cinemax. Two months before her death in 1997, Princess Diana had dozens of her gowns sold at auction to benefit several medical charities; the proceeds from the auction and related events totaled $5.7 million. This "Reel Life" documentary tells what has happened to some of the gowns and the people who bought them.
"Boyz II Men Night," 8 p.m., Channel 67. The consistently popular group will appear on all four of tonight's UPN sitcoms. (We don't know whether it will be explained how they get from one to another, but hey, it's not like they can't afford the cab or plane fare.)
"Moonlighting," 8 p.m., Bravo. It's a big week for Bruce Willis; here's the pilot of the show that made him famous.
"A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict," 9 p.m., Channel 17. The documentary about some nonviolent resistance movements that helped to change the course of the 20th century concludes with this report that includes the Solidarity movement in Poland. Narrator: Ben Kingsley.
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," 8 p.m., Channel 7. If you missed the special "celebrity editions" that aired during the May "sweeps," here's another chance. They will be rebroadcast tonight, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
"Non-Olympic Laughs," 8 p.m., Channel 29. With the Olympics still far from over, Fox has scheduled comedy nights through Friday, with three of its more successful shows on the same schedule each night: "The Simpsons" at 8; "Malcolm in the Middle" at 8:30; and "That '70s Show" at 9 and again at 9:30.
"20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (1965-2000)," 8 p.m., AMC. From "The Sound of Music" to "Star Wars," from "The French Connection" to "Titanic," many of the most celebrated films of recent decades have come from 20th Century Fox. This new documentary includes clips from more than 60 movies and interviews with some of the stars and directors. Host: James Coburn.
"Biography: J. Edgar Hoover: Personal and Confidential," 8 p.m., A&E. He was always a symbol; just what he symbolizes has changed a bit over the years.
"Auction Live: The Treasures of James Cagney," 6 p.m., Channel 51. Bidders at an auction house in New York and on the Internet vie for such items as Cagney's Oscar for "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and the Medal of Freedom he was awarded by President Reagan. While there may be a certain fascination in all this, we can't help but wonder whether he would have preferred something more dignified. Cagney died in 1986 at age 86.
"Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," 8 p.m., Channel 17. As an actor and director, Eastwood has been responsible for "a vast body of work that provides valuable insight into American popular culture." This profile shows how major stages of his life have corresponded with the thematic development of his work. Part of the "American Masters" series.
"Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute," 8 p.m., TNT. Willis, who has starred in some of Hollywood's most successful films, is honored by friends and colleagues who include Paul Reiser, Matthew Perry, Haley Joel Osment and Linda Fiorentino. Taped Saturday in Beverly Hills.
"Biography: Jimmy Hoffa: The Man Behind the Mystery," 8 p.m., A&E. His life as a powerful -- and controversial -- leader of the Teamsters has been overshadowed by his unsolved disappearance in 1975. By turning the Teamsters into the country's most powerful union, this program reports, Hoffa "changed the face of U.S. commerce."
"Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Krakow," 9:30 p.m., Channel 17. Works by Mozart, Chopin and Schumann are performed at St. Mary's Church in Krakow, Poland. Emanuel Ax, who was born in Poland and moved to the United States at age 12, is the soloist for Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2. Part of the "Great Performances" series.
"Shark Gordon," 10 p.m., Animal Planet. Shark expert Ian Gordon will encounter a different shark each week in this new "adventure-reality" series. Tonight's first episode is "Great White Sharks: The Ultimate Predator."
"The Wild Child," 1 a.m., TCM. TCM's September tribute to the "New Wave" directors ends with two films by Francois Truffaut, who had a keen interest in the world as perceived by children. "The Wild Child" (1969) is about a "wild" boy found in the woods of 1700s France. "Small Change" (1976), shown at 2:30 a.m., is a well-regarded series of vignettes about children in a French village.
"Fugitive Festival," 6 a.m., TV Land. In honor of the new version of "The Fugitive," which will debut on CBS next Friday, here's a 48-hour marathon of the original series from the '60s, starring David Janssen. The star of the new version, Tim Daly, will comment on both series during the marathon.
"The Sixth Sense," 8 p.m., Starz. This popular 1999 movie made director M. Night Shyamalan a force to be reckoned with. The film stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, and is making its cable debut. (Rated PG-13)
"First Knight," 9 p.m., Channel 7. That old Camelot love triangle (Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere) is at the heart of this well-received 1995 movie. Stars Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond and Ben Cross.
"Lake Placid," 9 p.m., HBO. A really big crocodile develops a taste for the folks in a really small town in Maine. The 1999 comic thriller stars Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt and Betty White. (Rated R)