1) Academy of Country Music awards, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, CBS. Generations and genres blend, with fresh collaborations. It will be Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs; Kane Brown with Khalid; Dierks Bentley with Brandi Carlile; George Strait with Miranda Lambert (who also does a flashback medley). Kelly Clarkson separately joins Dan + Shay and Jason Aldean … who also links with Florida Georgia Line. Others performers include Reba McEntire (who hosts), Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood.
2) “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” finale and concert, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, CW. Here’s a different kind of music – Broadway-style, filled with witty lyrics. The show is stuffed with people who have musical-comedy talent; in the midst of fairly clever stories, they’ll occasionally stop for a big production number. Now all of that peaks: The final episode has Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) choosing Josh, Nathaniel, Greg or maybe no one. Then the cast gives us a concert hour, backed by band, orchestra and visual spectacle.
3) Hostile Planet” debut, 9 and 11:01 p.m. ET today, National Geographic. In your next life, try not to be a mountain creature. The scenery is great, but the rest is treacherous. In stunning scenes, predator and prey race down a mountain – sometimes tumbling spectacularly. This starts an ambitious, six-week series. Crews went to all seven continents and shot 1,800 hours of film. Their goal was to show how animals adapt to the most extreme environments; the mountain scenes are, indeed, extreme and jolting.
4) “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m. Thursday, CBS. For two basketball-stuffed weeks, viewers were deprived of TV’s top comedy night. Now it’s back – “Mom” and “Young Shelton” and, especially, “Big Bang,” with seven episodes left in its final season. Sheldon craves a Nobel Prize, but two competitors – played by brainy actors Kal Penn and Sean Astin – are charming in a publicity tour. Now Sheldon tries to lobby some of the past winners; Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold all play themselves.
5) “MacGyver,” 8 p.m. Friday, CBS. Here’s another night that was jettisoned. For two weeks, basketball bumped “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods” and “MacGyver” … which was previously bumped by an R Kelly interview. Now the show returns with a double-Murdoc hour. In the original show, arch-villain Murdoc was played by Michael Des Barres, the former Power Station rock star. Now Des Barres plays Nicholas Helman, that guy’s mentor. To stop his killing spree, the team asks Murdoc for help.
6) “The Resident,” 8 p.m. today, Fox. Suddenly, TV has a snowstorm obsession. “Superstore” had a superstorm … “The Walking Dead” ended its season with a blizzard … “Game of Thrones” — forever warning that “winter is coming” — will finally be there when the season starts April 14. And today Atlanta, which isn’t used to this, has a storm, giving the “Resident” doctors trouble. The show has been renewed for next season; so has “9-1-1,” which at 9 p.m. has a search for Maddie, who was kidnapped.
7) “The Village,” 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. In its third week, “Village” continues to hit extremes. At times, it’s as nuanced and emotional as its lead-in, “This Is Us”; it has a great character in Katie, a teen artist and activist who is smart, caring and pregnant. At other times, people seem to have arbitrary rants, for the convenience of the scriptwriter. Katie’s mom does that again this week; so do Patricia (the talented Lorraine Toussaint) and others. “Village” keeps teetering between being great and frustrating.
8) “Cloak & Dagger” season-opener, 8 p.m. Thursday, Freeform. Tandy and Tyrone were strangers, bonded by one dark night, when her father and his older brother were killed. She became a teen street thief, while her mom (hiding the dad’s abusive past) descended into alcohol. Now mother and daughter are back together, but Tyrone is on the lam. These two people have powers that can link … or, as we learn tonight, can make things worse. It’s a tough, but well-crafted hour, with characters to root for.
9) “In the Dark” debut, 9 p.m. Thursday, CW. For little CW, this is a big week: On Wednesday, “Jane the Virgin” reruns its terrific season-opener at 8 p.m., then has a fairly good new hour at 9. On Friday, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has its musical farewell. And in between is this show, in which a young blind woman stumbles (literally) across a murder mystery. And no, this isn’t your cliche blind person with superpowers and super heart. She’s sarcastic, sexual, bitter hard-drinking … an interesting TV character.
10) Much more, Sunday. After dominating two Sundays, the basketball tourney is confined to Saturday (6 and 8:30 p.m. ET, CBS) and Monday. Sunday has music – country on CBS, “Idol” on ABC – and more. PBS has the finale of the fascinating “Mrs. Wilson” at 9 and season-opener of an “Unforgotten” mystery at 10. Other season-openers: “The Chi,”10 p.m.. Showtime; and “Killing Eve” –with Sandra Oh’s Golden Globe win – at 8 and 10 p.m. ET on BBC America and 8 and 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.