THE BAND WAGON
TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET
Vincente Minnelli directed this lavish 1953 movie musical, which stars Fred Astaire in the story of a Broadway hoofer whose latest stage vehicle gets hijacked by an absurdly pretentious director. It’s all just an excuse to go crazy, visually and otherwise, and when Astaire is dancing with Cyd Charisse, they do just that.