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‘The World Wars’

A three-night event that examines both World Wars through dramatic recreations and interviews with contemporary leaders (John McCain, Colin Powell, John Major and David Miliband). Tonight’s premiere episode, “Trial by Fire,” looks at the events leading up to World War I. Narrated by Jeremy Renner. 9 p.m. Monday, May 26, on the History Channel (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Monday

“MLB Baseball,” 1 p.m. (ROOT): Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Seattle Mariners (Live).

“The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946), 7:30 p.m. (TCM): A disabled serviceman and two other veterans have difficulty adjusting to civilian life after World War II.

“MasterChef,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Amateur cooks prepare their signature dishes for the judges in hope of earning a white apron.

“American Ninja Warrior,” 9 p.m. (NBC): Competitors face 10 obstacles in the qualifying round in Venice Beach, Calif.

“Bizarre Foods America,” 9 p.m. (Travel): Hunting and cooking iguanas with a family; a fishing derby competition; Cuban cooking and cigar making.

“Louie,” 10 p.m. (FX): Louie and Janet seek professional help.

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