• A&E dusts off its “Biography” franchise to present the two-night, four-hour special “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” (9 p.m., TV-PG, concluding Tuesday).
An artist for the record books, he has sold more singles than Elvis, and trails only the Beatles in total album sales. His 1991 release “Ropin’ the Wind” has been designated platinum 14 times over. He has been filling stadiums for decades, took time off from the “normal” music business to release music only through Walmart and spent time in exclusive engagements at Las Vegas venues, only to return to the road.
Can a durable, omnipresent entertainer also be an interesting person? Or is there a good reason you’re more likely to read a John Grisham book than read about John Grisham?
• The goofy craft competition “Making It” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) returns for a second season. It had all the hallmarks of a summer series during its successful first run. Now it arrives as a seasonal treat, running every night this week.
“Parks & Recreation” stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman co-host this genial series, which unfolds like an unstructured variation on “Project Runway.” Crafting can mean just about anything, using any kind of material, from dried pasta to balloons.
The contestants also hail from every background. Tonight’s show features a would-be architect, a mom, a Boeing engineer, a scientist whose work sends Poehler’s head turning and a mild-mannered high school student from Mississippi. Conspicuously lacking in insecurities, they seem to like and support each other.
Poehler and Offerman continue their highly ironic take on hosting duties. Their interstitial banter barely rises to parody. At one point they have a pun-off involving crafting wordplay that is so purposely corny, it’s almost funny. Almost.
Their put-on extends to the inference that they might be a couple. Which they are not. But it doesn’t matter, because nothing they say matters. As Poehler quips, “This is just television.”
Famed department store window decorator Simon Doonan and Etsy executive Dayna Isom Johnson return as experts and judges.
You have to cheer this series’ good humor and its emphasis on cheerful cooperation rather than brittle competition. At the same time, it seems remarkably padded. It’s a perfect half-hour series that’s not improved by its 60-minute running time.
• Competition is very much on the front burner as folks from all over the country burn the kilowatts on “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
Tonight’s holiday offerings
• A deformed reindeer bonds with fellow freaks in the 1964 Rankin/Bass production “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-G).
• Jim Carrey stars in the 2000 live-action remake of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (6:20 p.m., Freeform, TV-PG), directed by Ron Howard.
• The 1974 epic “The Godfather Part II” (8 p.m., BBC America, TV-MA) ends with Michael thinking back to Christmas season 1941, when Connie shows Carlo the tree.
• A candy cane company owner meets a suitably saccharine suitor in the 2019 romance “Merry & Bright” (8 p.m., Hallmark).
• The top 10 perform “The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
• Holiday mayhem on “9-1-1” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
• The Vikings and Sea-hawks meet in NFL action (8 p.m., ESPN).
• Lola officiates her first wedding on “All Rise” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG).
• A link to his father sends Malcolm reeling on “Prodigal Son” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
• A new clue emerges on “His Dark Materials” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-14).
• A prison guard needs defending on “Bull” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
• TCM spends the whole day with epic remakes of blockbusters, including the 1927 version of “The King of Kings” (2 p.m., TV-G), remade in 1961 (5 p.m., TV-PG), and the 1925 epic “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” (8 p.m., TV-G) and “Ben-Hur” (10:45 p.m., TV-PG), from 1959.
Spencer seems distracted on “All American” (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG) ... The ASA must be challenged on “Black Lightning” (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).
Adam Scott appears on “Conan” (11 p.m., TBS) ... Jimmy Fallon welcomes John Mulaney, Karlie Kloss and Solange on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC).