EAT: The Story of Food (9 p.m., National Geographic Channel) – Tonight is the first of three nights for this six-part miniseries, which explores the epic story behind food through interviews with renowned chefs and historians. Tonight’s opener focuses on people who affected society through cooking, enterprise and science: Julia Child, Christopher Columbus, Aguste Escoffie and others. An episode at 10 focuses on meat. Two more episodes air Saturday at 9 (sweets) and 10 p.m. (seafood), and the final two episodes air Sunday at 9 (guilty pleasures – processed foods like inexplicably yummy Doritos) and 10 p.m.(grains, like beer and bread).
Great Performances: Cats (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – A production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” starring Elaine Paige as the faded “glamor cat” Grizabella; John Mills as Gus, the Theatre Cat; and Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy. Filmed and staged for TV at London’s Adelphi Theatre in 1997.
Blue Bloods (10 p.m., CBS) – A slight twist on the plot in every third episode of “Blue Bloods” these days: A cop’s body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian and Frank must deal with the negative public reaction.
Constantine (10 p.m., NBC) – Constantine’s unusual knowledge of string of crimes gets him noticed in a bad way by a detective in New Orleans.
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Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (11 p.m., HBO) – Tonight’s episode, which focuses on New Orleans, should be great. Dave Grohl chats with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty (who first played onstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when he was just four years old) about New Orleans’ unique history, “jazz funerals,” Mardi Gras Indians and the effects of Hurricane Katrina.