Season 2 of “Salvation” has its premiere on CBS. And the documentary “Ballet 422” streams on Hulu.
What’s on TV
SALVATION 9 p.m. on CBS. Equal parts science-fiction adventure and political thriller, this series opened with a plot set for disaster: An M.I.T. grad student (Charlie Rowe) and a tech genius (Santiago Cabrera) discover an asteroid will collide with Earth in six months. The government knows and is keeping the public in the dark. In the Season 2 premiere, a nuclear incident exposes this secret, setting off a whirlwind of panic.
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US 8 p.m. on CW. Up-and-coming illusionists perform their best acts in hopes of fooling the duo Penn & Teller to earn a coveted spot in their Las Vegas show. Alyson Hannigan, of “How I Met Your Mother,” returns as host in this Season 5 premiere.
BELIEVER (2018) 8 p.m. on HBO; also on HBO streaming platforms. Moved by the stories of young L.G.B.T. people ostracized by the Mormon Church in Utah, Dan Reynolds, the frontman of Imagine Dragons, hosts a benefit festival for gay rights organizations. This documentary follows Mr. Reynolds, a lifelong Mormon, as he puts together the concert with Tyler Glenn, an openly gay former Mormon and the lead singer of Neon Trees. The film falters with its attempts to cast Mr. Reynolds, a straight rock star, as the hero. But it’s worth watching for shedding light on the rising suicide rate among gay teenagers in Utah, which many attribute to the Mormon Church’s stance against same-sex relationships.
CULTURESHOCK 9 p.m. on A&E. This five-part documentary revisits groundbreaking moments in pop-culture history, beginning with “Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call.” Tied to the nine-year anniversary of Jackson’s death, the film traces his final days through audio recordings from rehearsals for his last tour, while family, friends and reporters reflect.
SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD (2018) 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The South Korean opera singer Kim Jae-chang forms and conducts a choir for children and their parents in the Indian slums of Pune in this heartwarming documentary. The older members hesitate at first, but the passion of the conductor — whose temper earned him the nickname Angry Bird — pulls them in.
BALLET 422 (2014) on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu and YouTube. This immersive documentary by Jody Lee Lipes chronicles the painstaking preparation behind “Paz de La Jolla,” the 422nd original dance at the New York City Ballet. The star here is the young choreographer Justin Peck, who, at 25, created the dance in two months. Filmed with one camera, the movie takes a fly-on-the-wall approach. “‘Ballet 422’ is short, vigorous and charming,” A. O. Scott wrote in his review for The New York Times. “It’s also purposefully superficial, holding a mirror up to the creative process rather than attempting to penetrate its mysteries.”