Frontline : League of Denial (9pm, UNC-TV) - “Frontline” examines the NFL’s concussion crisis in this documentary about the league’s response to football-inflicted concussions, including its attempts to refute scientific evidence linking on-field concussions to early-onset dementia and brain damage. The report details the case of former Pittsburgh Steeler center Mike Webster (1952-2002) whose chronic traumatic encephalopathy was likely caused by football; and also looks at the health risks of high school and college football. The documentary is based on the book “League of Denial” by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru.
What’s missing here? Why, that’d be “ Lucky 7,” which debuted two weeks ago in ABC’s 10 p.m. timeslot. That unlucky show has already been canceled, and repeats of “ Scandal“ are taking its place.