• Queen Latifah heads an impressive all-black cast in a lovingly faithful remake of “Steel Magnolias.” Other stars include Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard. Our advice: Bring your tissues. 9 p.m., Lifetime.

“Downton Abbey” doesn’t return until January, but you can appease your appetite for British period drama with Season 2 of “Upstairs, Downstairs.” The action resumes in the year before World War II. 8 p.m., PBS.