A Northeastern faculty president heads south in “The Quad,” the most recent advent from Felicia D. Henderson, of “Soul Meals” status. “Nature” makes use of robot creatures to undercover agent within the wild, with lovely effects. And Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins “Vikings.”
What’s on TV
THE QUAD 10 p.m. on BET. Anika Noni Rose stars as Dr. Eva Fletcher, the primary feminine president of the traditionally black Georgia A&M College, whose venture is to push the establishment to the highest of the pack — and redeem her recognition after being booted from her ultimate process. Ruben Santiago-Hudson is Cecil Diamond, the charismatic however ruthless chief of the varsity’s prestigious band, who isn’t about to take marching orders from a girl. “It’s an urbane, reasonably low-key prime-time cleaning soap opera with a gorgeous solid,” Mike Hale wrote in The New York Instances. “If it reveals an target market on BET, the place the rankings force shouldn’t be too exhausting, it may well be round awhile.” “Madiba,” a three-part mini-series with Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela, leads in at eight.
SPY IN THE WILD: A NATURE MINI-SERIES eight p.m. on PBS. That video through which a bunch of monkeys holds a funeral for a robot child monkey that has fallen from a tree? It’s on this “Nature” presentation, which puts undercover agent creatures along wild canines, elephants, crocodiles and penguins to check the boundaries…