The latest installment in the “Nine for IX” film series is “Runner.” It recalls the story of American track star Mary Decker and her infamous run-in with Zola Budd at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. 8 p.m., ESPN.
It’s never very pretty when special-effects makeup artists throw down, which makes “Face Off” all the more appealing. Season 5 pits newcomers against returning hopefuls. 9 p.m., Syfy.