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What to Watch on Monday: ‘Circus’ comes to town, ‘Better Call Saul’ ends a stellar season

The main entrance to the Ringling Bros. Circus in Madison, Wisconsin on August 17, 1951.
The main entrance to the Ringling Bros. Circus in Madison, Wisconsin on August 17, 1951. Used with permission from Illinois State University's Special Collections, Milner Library

The new fall season started last week. We’ll try to get all of the new show premieres and season premieres in What to Watch over the coming weeks. Check out our full 2018 Fall TV Preview.

The Circus (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - This American Experience documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the traveling tented railroad circus, recounting an era when Circus Day could shut down a town by captivating people with the improbable, the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Tonight is Part 1 and the conclusion airs on Tuesday.

Also on tonight . . .

The Resident (8 p.m., Fox) - Nic and Conrad diagnose a happy husband and wife who are both admitted to the hospital with mysterious symptoms.

iHeartRadio Music Festival (8 p.m., The CW) - Night 2 of highlights will feature Panic! at the Disco, Mariah Carey, Shawn Mendes and Kygo.

Better Call Saul (9 p.m., AMC) - In the 90-minute Season 4 finale, Jimmy turns the page on his reputation. Here comes Saul. Also, Lalo tracks a loose end in Gus’ operation and Mike is forced to make a difficult decision. This will return for a fifth season.

Lodge 49 (10:25 p.m., AMC) - In the Season 1 finale, the Lodge’s fate ang in limbo and Dud resigns himself to a new path. This has been renewed for a second season.

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