7 p.m. on PBS

The Vietnam War What easily is one of the year’s biggest television events — occupying the better part of two weeks — begins, as Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s newest documentary series examines the title conflict by including testimonials from those on both the American and Vietnamese sides, plus a heavy dose of the music that marked the era. The premiere, “Deja Vu (1858-1961),” recalls the century of history that led up to the start of the battle at the peak of the Cold War.

7 p.m. on FOX The Orville In the second of two Sunday airings before the new sci-fi show moves to Thursdays, ex-spouses Ed and Kelly (series creator Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki) are forced back into their previous life together in “Command Performance.” Thinking they’re aiding a troubled ship, they end up trapped in a duplicate of the home they once shared. Alana (Halston Sage) mounts a rescue. “Transparent” Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor and Holland Taylor guest star.

7 p.m. on CBS 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Demonstrating just how present both broadcast and cable offerings (not to mention streaming shows) are in this year’s event, “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld” are tied with the most nominations — 22 each — in television’s celebration of its own excellence at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Stephen Colbert, whose own “Late Show” also is in the running, serves as host. Expect many familiar faces from various series to appear as presenters.

7 p.m. on CBS 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Demonstrating just how present both broadcast and cable offerings (not to mention streaming shows) are in this year’s event, “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld” are tied with the most nominations — 22 each — in television’s celebration of its own excellence at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Stephen Colbert, whose own “Late Show” also is in the running, serves as host. Expect many familiar faces from various series to appear as presenters.

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