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Produced by many of the same folks behind “Rookie Blue,” “Nurses” doesn’t measure up to “New Amsterdam,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Resident” or any of the other series that do more than hold patients’ hands. It’s 1960s medical drama in 2020.

Sports on TV AUTO RACING: NHRA: Qualifying, FS1, 4 p.m.; NASCAR Xfinity: The Alsco 300, NBCSN, 6:30 p.m.

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Apparently, high school football is really important in Texas. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton led the cast in this drama based on a 2004 movie based on a 1990 book about the residents of a small town and their live-or-die football games. The NBC series won a Peabody Award, an Emmy and an NAACP Image Award among others, but it never enjoyed blockbuster ratings.

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— The Democratic Party has the dubious honor of pioneering the pandemic’s first virtual national convention, with its four-day meeting starting Monday. TV networks are covering the event, but it’s unclear what will replace the usual cheering throngs and balloon drops. ABC, CBS and NBC have committed to an hour of coverage at 10 to 11 p.m. EDT nightly, as has the Fox News Channel, with CNN and MSNBC making both the Democratic and Republican conventions their prime-time focus. The GOP gathering is set for Aug. 24-27. Maybe sports teams can lend bipartisan cardboard fan cutouts to fill the delegate vacuums for both.

AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL: AFL: Adelaide at Brisbane, FS2, 10 p.m.; AFL: North Melbourne at Hawthorn, FS1, 3 a.m. (Sunday)

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