“To Have and Have Not” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., TCM (1944)
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this romance about an expatriate American who helps transport a French resistance leader and his beautiful wife to the island of Martinique while romancing a lounge singer.
“Nature” 7 p.m., PBS
Special about the interaction between a wolf, Lobo, and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton and how it helped lead to the national park system and the creation of the Boy Scouts of America. Archival footage and reenactments drawn from Seton’s writings detail how, in 1893, Seton set out to kill the leader of a wolf clan in New Mexico.
“Suburgatory” 7:30 p.m., ABC
Dallas opens a new store with help from her sorority sisters, though the appearance of an old college rival could be bad for business. Meanwhile, Tessa wants to go to work for Dallas to earn money to buy a car when she tires of depending on her dad for rides.
“2012 Democratic National Convention” 9 p.m., three major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) Live
Coverage of the second day of the convention. Speakers include former President Bill Clinton and Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren.
“The Soul Man” 9 p.m., TV Land (New, season finale)
A storm causes a blackout that coincides with the arrival of Barton’s estranged wife, and Boyce tries to play peacemaker between her and his father.
“The Abyss” 9:10 p.m., Encore (1989)
Oscar-winning director James Cameron helms this sci-fi adventure about a civilian diving team enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine but instead encounters an alien aquatic species. Starring Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
— Laura King
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