The analog past beckons again in “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” streaming on Hulu. This 10-episode series re-creates New York’s Staten Island during the 1980s crack epidemic and follows young men as they navigate violent streets and the drug trade before forming the influential hip-hop group that gives this series its name. Wu-Tang founder RZA is a writer and series creator.
After “Snowfall” (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA), this is the second series about characters formed during the crack era.
• Another offering exploring the notion of moving from criminal to legit, “High Risk. High Reward: Cannabis Inc.” (6 p.m., CNBC) explores the booming marijuana industry. As Canada and a growing number of U.S. states legalize the use of medical and recreational marijuana, companies have rushed into the industry, bringing pot production, distribution and sales out of the shadows of a black market. Investing experts interviewed here extol the excellent prospect for pot-related stocks. One enthusiast sees the pot industry becoming larger than tobacco in the near future. Another describes how beer and liquor businesses are hedging potential losses by investing billions in pot. Others worry that this green gold rush has been oversold.
A discussion of medical marijuana shares similar highs and lows. We meet a former cancer sufferer who claims medical marijuana saved his life. Others with chronic pain offer similar testimony. A skeptic appears to throw cold water on this anecdotal evidence. Another expert observes that research into the benefits or side effects of this herbal approach remains scarce and sketchy because the federal government still treats marijuana like a type-one narcotic, making widespread testing illegal.
For all of the conflicting reports, one thing is clear. Until the federal government and the states get on the same page, the business of marijuana will remain hazy.
• The star of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” returns with the new series “Dog’s Most Wanted” (9 p.m., WGN, TV-14). Early episodes include Dog’s wife, Beth, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She died on June 26.
Tonight’s other highlights
• The audience has one more chance to move a contestant forward on “America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
• London calling on “MasterChef” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
• Cute critters learn quickly to adapt to challenging environments on “Animal Babies: First Year on Earth” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG).
• Charlie Puth interviews new talent on “Songland” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
• A return to the cameras on “BH90210” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
• “The Real Housewives of Dallas” (9 p.m., Bravo, TV-14) enters its fourth season.
• With hurricane season upon us, “NOVA” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG) repeats “Rise of the Superstorms,” about the 2017 season.
• Harvey and Samantha hit the road on “Suits” (9 p.m., USA, TV-14).
• Angela helps her neighbors on “Pearson” (10 p.m., USA, TV-14).
• “Magical Land of Oz” (10 p.m., PBS, TV-PG) explores the diversity of Australia’s marine life in the Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans.
• A computer whiz (Matthew Broderick) taps into nuclear codes in the 1983 thriller “WarGames” (9 p.m., StarzEncore).
Julie Chen Moonves hosts “Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... Lainey’s leaving is lamented on “The Goldbergs” (8 p.m., ABC, R, TV-PG) ... Pike needs protection on “Bulletproof” (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... High school reunions on “Schooled” (8:30 p.m., ABC, R, TV-PG).
Lisa must pass one last test on “SEAL Team” (9 p.m., CBS, R, TV-14) ... Claire loosens the leash on “Modern Family” (9 p.m., ABC, R, TV-PG) ... A holiday under the influence on “Hypnotize Me” (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG) ... Will steps out on “Single Parents” (9:30 p.m., ABC, R, TV-PG) ... A civilian death brings official scrutiny on “S.W.A.T.” (10 p.m., CBS, R, TV-14) ... Jane Lynch hosts “Hollywood Game Night” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14) ... “Celebrity Family Feud” (10 p.m., ABC, R, TV-PG).
“Conan” (11 p.m., TBS, R) visits Japan ... Margaret Cho, Steve Rannazzisi and Kyle Dunnigan appear on “Lights Out With David Spade” (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
Joe Biden appears on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (11:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jimmy Fallon welcomes Orlando Bloom, Constance Wu, Jack White, Brendan Benson and the Raconteurs on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC).
Tracee Ellis Ross and Maren Morris visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC) ... Marc Maron, Jillian Bell and Keane appear on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (12:35 a.m., CBS).